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Monday, April 14, 2014

Not Dead Yet Fest: The Bay Bridged and Down and Outlaws Present Live Music as a Retort

Posted By on Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 2:43 PM


"They say the S.F. music scene is dead," reads the poster for a new one-day music festival in June. "Let's prove them wrong." To that end, local music blog the Bay Bridged and S.F. new arrivals the Down and Outlaws are throwing a mini rock festival at Thee Parkside called the Not Dead Yet Fest, with a bill of mostly up-and-coming local acts, including notables like Annie Girl and the Flight, Cellar Doors, and Ash Reiter.

You newspaper readers will notice that this comes only a day after Ye Olde Chronicle looked at how the S.F. music scene is doing in the midst of the city's latest gold rush. It's the latest in a spate of stories about this very subject, and it's worth a read. But before this debate gets nasty, we might all do well to remember that "troubled" (or "evolving") does not mean "dead," and that expressing concern over the shape of an arts community is not the same as declaring it moribund. No, S.F. music sure as hell isn't dead, and let us know the next time you run across someone smart who really thinks that it is. (Or, okay, someone else.) On other hand, if you think the very slow transformation of S.F. into an enclave for the wealthy will have no effect on the ability of people to make good music here, well....

Anyway, here's the lineup so far for the Not Dead Yet Fest:

Strange Vine

Annie Girl and the Flight

Ash Reiter

Cellar Doors

Down and Outlaws

Lee Gallagher and the Hallelujah

Down Dirty Shake

It all goes down at Thee Parkside, with drink specials, raffles, and outdoor patio goodness, on Saturday, June 7. It should be very much alive.

-- @iPORT

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