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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Founder Warren Hellman Dies

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Founder Warren Hellman Dies

Warren Hellman, the San Francisco philanthropist who brought Hardly Strictly Bluegrass to Golden Gate Park and donated millions to local organizations, succumbed to leukemia Sunday.

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Best Albums of 2011

Best Albums of 2011

From Frank Ocean’s new-school R&B to indie rockers Wye Oak, our team of music/clubs writers share their favorite releases of 2011.

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Review: Watch the Throne at HP Pavilion

Review: Watch the Throne at HP Pavilion

Forget that Jay Z and Kanye West put out a mediocre album together. Forget that it’s so-called luxury rap that takes a fashionista’s dictionary to decipher their high-brow references, and forget the hype surrounding their current tour. These are two of the best rappers alive.

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New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Lineup Announced

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Lineup Announced

Organizers for the 2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival just released the lineup for this spring.

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Want to go to Every Show at The Independent in 2012?

Want to go to Every Show at The Independent in 2012?

Want to go to every show at The Independent in 2012? The venue just announced a new promotion that will essentially give fans with enough cash a key to the front door.

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Review: Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa at The Warfield

Review: Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa at The Warfield

The proverbial torch was passed—or in this case multiple blunts, onstage—Monday night with veteran rapper Snoop Dogg joining forces with 2010 breakout Wiz Khalifa at The Warfield.

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Photos: Santacon 2011

Photos: Santacon 2011

Is Santacon bigger than Christmas? With another huge turnout of drunken, parading Santa clones, it very well could be the top event of the holiday season.

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Q&A: J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr.

Q&A: J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr.

One gets the feeling that J Mascis would rather plug in and let the music speak for itself instead of talking about his impact on rock music and his band Dinosaur Jr. Nonetheless, the soft-spoken frontman stops in San Francisco with the band on December…

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Win Tickets to See The Kooks at The Fillmore

Win Tickets to See The Kooks at The Fillmore

It should be a jolly holiday season for The Kooks, who are riding their breakout single “Junk Of The Heart (Happy)” through sold out venues across the U.S. The English rockers hit The Fillmore on December 13 before they take a break for the holidays….

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Noise Pop Announces Initial Lineup

Noise Pop Announces Initial Lineup

The organizers behind Noise Pop, San Francisco’s multi-day celebration of indie music at various venues throughout the city, just provided the first glimpse of bands set to perform at the festival, February 21-26.

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Photos: Black Star at Mezzanine

Photos: Black Star at Mezzanine

Talib Kweli and Mos Def returned to San Francisco as Black Star, with two nights of golden-era hip hop at Mezzanine this week. SF Station photographer Alex Akamine caught the action at the first sold-out show.

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Photos: Blow Up at DNA Lounge

Photos: Blow Up at DNA Lounge

Jeffrey Paradise and Ava Berlin were back at DNA Lounge over the weekend for the 11.11.11 edition Blow Up. As usual, the venue was packed and the party went off.

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