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Another curiosity is the Forest Rangers with Katey Sagal. If you watch Sons of Anarchy, you hear the Forest Rangers on the soundtrack every week. And if you watch Sons of Anarchy (or Futurama or Married With Children), you know actress Katey Sagal. You do the math with this one, readers.

And of course, there'll always be the beloved regulars like Robert Earl Keen, and Boz Scaggs, and perhaps the most exciting pick of the lineup, at least, according folks on the Internet: blues singer-songwriter and slide guitar legend, Bonnie Raitt (who, by the way, I peeped up in a balcony at the San Francisco Symphony opening gala last month; the flaming red hair with a shock of white was a dead giveaway).

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass takes place this Fri/4-Sun/6, at Hellman Hollow (formerly Speedway Meadows), Lindley and Marx meadows in Golden Gate Park, SF. As always, it's free and open to the public. Don't forget to pack a jacket, a blanket, and some food — and seriously, respect that park, residents and visitors. For more information, visit www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com.



The free park concerts don't end this weekend. Friends of the Amphitheater at McLaren Park's free Saturday afternoon concerts at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater continue through the fall. Next week, (Oct. 12 at 2pm) there will be ska-toned rock steady and early reggae locals the Titan Ups, Sweet Felony, and the Eddie Neon Project. Facebook: Saturday in the Park McLaren.



After nearly two decades of service as a Polk Street music venue, the Red Devil Lounge will shutter on New Year's Day, 2014. And what's going to be in its place? Another craft cocktail bar, this time via Jamal Blake-Williams, who currently runs the bar at the Tipsy Pig. Recent acts at the venue have included Martha Davis & the Motels and Pop Rocks. The lounge's calendar is still booked through the end of the year. But after that, hello craft cocktails and likely a whole different kind of crowd. Red Devil owner Jay Siegan will focus on events at the other venues at which he already promotes shows, like Bimbo's, DNA Lounge, Cafe Du Nord, Regency, Warfield, and Fox Theater.



Young Oakland soul singer Mara Hruby introduced herself in 2010 with From Her Eyes (self-released), a beat-filled covers EP marked by Hruby's velvety vocals. On the album, she reimagines tracks by Andre 3000, D'Angelo, Mos Def, and Bob Marley, creating complex and lovely new and modern versions. After that EP dropped, she's been on the verge of superstardom ever since, the steady riser. She's consistently played local fests and venues, but has yet to release a follow-up full-length, leaving her rapt fans ready and waiting for more. In the meantime, spend an evening with the talented artist live, before she bursts even bigger, beyond the bounds of the Bay. Featuring Chris Turner.

Wed/2, 8pm, $18. Yoshi's, 510 Embarcadero W., Oakl. www.yoshis.com.




Gogol Bordello are a "surprise?" They have played HSB before.

Posted by Guest on Oct. 02, 2013 @ 11:04 am

Yep, that's why they weren't in that "new-to-HSB." Surprise because it's been four or five years since they've been at the fest, have played it rarely, and haven't been touring for a bit (though that will ramp up now with the new album release).

Posted by emily on Oct. 02, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

No poor person ever put on a free music show.

Posted by Guest on Oct. 02, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

Smart people put on free music shows.... Are you complaining?

Posted by Guest on Oct. 03, 2013 @ 5:07 pm

True dat. That's why they are richer than you.

Posted by Guest on Oct. 03, 2013 @ 5:35 pm

there are lots of struggling bands, that play free benefits for causes, all the time

so you clearly don't know what the fuck you are talking about

Posted by racer x on Oct. 03, 2013 @ 7:31 pm
Posted by Guest on Oct. 04, 2013 @ 6:56 am

what the fuck does that have to do with the fact that you claimed poor people don't give free concerts, when they quite clearly do

meaning that you are, as usual, so completely full of fucking shit that it is coming out of your ears

Posted by racer x on Oct. 04, 2013 @ 7:18 am

this is simply a troll barrier

it is a signpost to indicate to the reader that other anonymous posters on this thread are beginning to purposely diminish the conversation into reactionary hyperbole and/or petty, mean spirited, personal attacks and irrelevant bickering

the barrier is put in place to signal that there is probably little point in reading more replies in the thread past this point

proceed at your own risk

Posted by troll barrier on Oct. 04, 2013 @ 7:30 am

close to free. Otherwise they would not be poor. Duh.

Posted by Guest on Oct. 04, 2013 @ 7:36 am

No poor person ever put on a show that you were invited to, guest.

I think that's what you meant to write.

Posted by pete moss on Oct. 04, 2013 @ 5:38 am
Posted by Guest on Oct. 04, 2013 @ 6:57 am

The Hardly Strictly Festival sounds like a great line up glad to see they are letting through some of the lesser known acts gives people a chance to hear a varied style of music.

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