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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Calling All Buskers for the SF Street Food Festival

Posted By on Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 8:23 AM

Grayceon on the roof of Idle Hand Tattoo - HAIGHTERATION.COM
  • Grayceon on the roof of Idle Hand Tattoo
If you looked up on Haight Street last Friday night, you might have caught San Francisco's own Grayceon playing a set on the roof of Idle Hand Tattoo, letting their chugging, downtuned splendor waft down to an appreciative cluster of Art Walkers. If you are a local musician with any entrepreneurial sense whatsoever, little gears should have started whirring away in your head.

Cease thy reveries, young scenester, and holler at the good people at Noise Pop for your or your band's chance to play for an hour to a projected 15,000 grass-fed locavores at next Saturday's SF Street Food Festival. Don't get too ambitious, mind you: the New Oxford American Dictionary defines busk as "play music or otherwise perform for voluntary donations in the street or in subways" -- ergo no amplification, no cover charge, no shelter. But a lot can happen with a tuba and some joint compound buckets, right? Right.

[via Ear Bud]

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