Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco’

Catching Up With: Jake Mann + The Upper Hand — “Parallel South” (Crossbill)

Catching Up With: Jake Mann + The Upper Hand — “Parallel South” (Crossbill)

San-Francisco based Jake Mann + The Upper Hand‘s Parallel South, released January 18th, is the band’s latest since 2007’s Daytime Ghost. The Sacramento News described Daytime Ghost as “a cornucopia of sonic film footage”. Here the footage includes Bay Area bluffs shrouded in mist, abandoned, haunting skeletons of WWII bunkers and factories, hawks sailing on […]

Album Review: Sonny & The Sunsets – “Tomorrow Is Alright” – (Fat Possum)

Album Review: Sonny & The Sunsets – “Tomorrow Is Alright” – (Fat Possum)

If Lou Reed had lived in California, worked in a surf shop and smoked weed instead of bopping his crazy ass around NYC shooting heroin, he would have formed Sonny & The Sunsets instead of Velvet Underground. Honestly, we’re glad this did not occur, but you get the idea. Sonny Smith, the frontman of this […]

Elvis Costello Covers “Happy” By The Stones – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, 2010

Elvis Costello Covers “Happy” By The Stones – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, 2010

Who else would have the guts to cover Keith Richards but Elvis Costello? Enjoy this video of Elvis and the Sugarcanes (with Jim Lauderdale!) performing a rockin’ version of the Rolling Stones’s classic “Happy” at this year’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco. Please pardon the drunk asshole advertising Colt 45. Well, what do […]

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival 2010 Lineup Announced!

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival 2010 Lineup Announced!

The Righteous Brothers got it right. “If there’s a rock ‘n’ roll heaven, well you know they got a hell of a band.” If there’s a festival in the Great Beyond, it would be just like Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: It’s in San Francisco. In Golden Gate Park. For three days. It’s FREE. The lineup is […]