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News, The Snitch A Body Found in Golden Gate Park and a Man Shot in Bayview This Weekend

A Body Found in Golden Gate Park and a Man Shot in Bayview This Weekend

On Saturday morning, a passerby discovered a woman’s body near the intersection of JFK and Chain of Lakes drives in Golden…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Newspaper On The Radio: SF Weekly Staff Talks #MyNameIs and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Newspaper On The Radio: SF Weekly Staff Talks #MyNameIs and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

"Newspaper On The Radio" has been going strong for nearly five months now, and we couldn't be prouder of our little show. Broadcast biweekly on BFF.fm, the show features some of SF Weekly's best and brightest staff members bringing you…
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Music, All Shook Down The First Hints of the 2014 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Lineup Are Here

The First Hints of the 2014 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Lineup Are Here

It's July 25, 2014, the day that would have been Warren Hellman's 80th birthday. Sadly, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass founder is now strumming at the big jam session in the sky. But today does bring the first hints of the…
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Music, All Shook Down The Warren Hellman Museum Is Now Open Evenings; Meet the Man Who Volunteers to Run It

The Warren Hellman Museum Is Now Open Evenings; Meet the Man Who Volunteers to Run It

In an old brick building off Folsom street, down a narrow alley that runs behind Slim's 333 Club, lies the Warren Hellman Museum, a tribute to the late founder of San Francisco's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. Though opened in October…
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News, The Snitch Your Guide to the WeekEnd of the World

Your Guide to the WeekEnd of the World

The Transitpocalypse is upon us, and we have all prepared as much as we possibly can. Once the chaos descends, though, you'll want to have your resources all near at hand, whether they be food, apps, directions, mind-altering substances, or…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Don't Panic: We've Planned the Busiest Weekend Ever For You

Don't Panic: We've Planned the Busiest Weekend Ever For You

For a city that prides itself on being a cultural epicenter, we sure freak out when there's more than one big event happening in a weekend. The San Francisco Calendar Crisis of 2012 has reached such epic proportions that Mayor…
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Music, All Shook Down 11 Artists to See at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

11 Artists to See at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

There are lots of great things about Hardly Strictly Bluegrass -- but one of them isn't having to make the difficult choices that the massive, free roots music festival presents. To help you sort through this year's massive lineup, we've…
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Music, All Shook Down The Traffic For Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Is Going to Be Insane: A Warning

The Traffic For Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Is Going to Be Insane: A Warning

Everyone, don't even think of bringing your motor-powered metal sled to San Francisco this weekend for the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival. Just please don't. Because not only is Hardly Strictly going to draw untold thousands of people to Golden Gate…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass has been teasing its lineup with mysterious song medleys online. So far, we know this year's performers will include Elvis Costello (solo), the Head and the Heart, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Chuck Prophet, Glen Hansard, Lloyd…
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Music, All Shook Down R.I.P. Earl Scruggs, Banjo Legend and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Regular

R.I.P. Earl Scruggs, Banjo Legend and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Regular

Earl Scruggs, the North Carolina-born banjo legend who was a regular at San Francisco's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass music festival, died at a Nashville hospital this morning, according to news reports. He was 88. Known as part of a seminal duo…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 2/19/12: Warren Hellman Public Celebration Brings Emmylou Harris, Old Crow Medicine Show and More to Ocean Beach

Live Review, 2/19/12: Warren Hellman Public Celebration Brings Emmylou Harris, Old Crow Medicine Show and More to Ocean Beach

Warren Hellman Public Celebration February 19, 2012 Ocean Beach Better than: Watching the live stream at home on your laptop. Some of the nation's top roots musicians gathered together yesterday with Bay Area music fans to celebrate Warren Hellman,…
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Music, All Shook Down Warren Hellman Tribute Concert Planned for Feb. 19 at Ocean Beach

Warren Hellman Tribute Concert Planned for Feb. 19 at Ocean Beach

Some weeks ago, we told you about a concert planned to honor the memory of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass founder Warren Hellman, who passed away in December. The show will feature performances by Emmylou Harris, Robert Earl Keen, Gillian Welch, Steve…
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Music, All Shook Down Warren Hellman Tribute Concert Will Feature Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Buddy Miller, Gillian Welch, and More

Warren Hellman Tribute Concert Will Feature Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Buddy Miller, Gillian Welch, and More

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass founder Warren Hellman passed away at the end of last year, but the sprawling free music festival he started will continue. And on Feb. 19, Hellman's family and the festival's organizers will hold a sort of…
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Music, All Shook Down R.I.P. Warren Hellman, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Founder and Eccentric Banjo Player

R.I.P. Warren Hellman, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Founder and Eccentric Banjo Player

Warren Hellman, the billionaire banjo-picker and eccentric who founded the free Hardly Strictly Bluegrass music festival, lost his battle with leukemia on Sunday. He was 77. Hellman was a successful investment banker and beloved philanthropist who supported a multitude…
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News, The Snitch Warren Hellman, Founder of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, Dies

Warren Hellman, Founder of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, Dies

The indelible Warren Hellman, founder of the popular Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival and the Bay Citizen, has died. His family told reporters that the 77-year-old San Francisco icon died Sunday from complications of leukemia. Public services are planned for Wednesday…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle Hardly Strictly Bluegrass made another case for itself as the king of S.F. festivals, drawing huge crowds for memorable performances by Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson, Robert Plant, Thurston Moore, and others. The weather was gorgeous, the artists were…
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News, The Snitch Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: Merle Haggard Rocks! (Slideshow)

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: Merle Haggard Rocks! (Slideshow)

I'm not one for festivals of any sort -- or any event that requires sharing a Porta-Potty with 5,000 other people for the day. Unless of course, Merle Haggard is performing. Add in Gillian Welch, Broken Social Scene, and some…
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Calendar, Night&Day Suzanne Took Us Down

Suzanne Took Us Down

The last time we saw the all-male a capella Leonard Cohen choir, the musical director of the Conspiracy of Beards lost his patience with amplification. At his gesture, the large group of suit-and-hat-wearing men calmly stepped from the stage onto…
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Music, All Shook Down R.I.P. Hazel Dickens, American Legend, Feminist Folk Singer, and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Fixture

R.I.P. Hazel Dickens, American Legend, Feminist Folk Singer, and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Fixture

Hazel Dickens, a bluegrass singer who played every Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival since the free event began in 2001, died today at age 75.Described by the Washington Post as "a living legend of American music," Dickens used her 50-year career to…
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Music, All Shook Down Watch Billionaire Warren Hellman Play the Banjo at Slim's This Weekend

Watch Billionaire Warren Hellman Play the Banjo at Slim's This Weekend

Perhaps it's unfortunate for Warren Hellman, the wealthy San Franciscan who puts on the free, three-day Hardly Strictly Bluegrass music festival in Golden Gate Park every year, that the words "billionaire" and "banjo" begin with the same big, beautiful letter.…
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