Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is a San Francisco institution. Establishing itself as a free festival has its perks… I mean for one, it’s free! But this festival also prides on having some of the most recognized acts not only in bluegrass but in indie and rock. This iconic festival will take place this weekend, October 5th through the 7th at Golden Gate Park. I cannot stress enough that this is a FREE festival and will feature some of the most amazing artists around. The schedule of bands is up on their website http://www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com/# If you do end up going to this wonderful event make sure to check these bands out: Elvis Costello, Ben Kweller, Jenny Lewis, Connor Oberst, The Chieftains, The Lumineers, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, The Head and the Heart, Seasick Steve, Robyn Hitchcock, Emmylou Harris, The Civil Wars, and Patti Smith!
This weeks show features Susan Hillyard on the photo show at the Louden Nelson Center, as well as Bill Parkin about the Safeway expansion in Aptos.
Closet Free would like to inform you that October is LGBT history month presenting an interview with Stuart Loomis in 1980 describing gay life in San Francisco from WWII-1980! Click the PLAY button to listen!
School has officially started up again here at UCSC, and that means I’m multi-tasking between classes, digging through the newest batch of Loud Rock sent to KZSC and trying to watch the NFL. Who would have thought the Arizona Cardinals would be 4-0 at this point? Here’s what should be in your ears during early October:
1 BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME The Parallax II: Future Sequence Metal Blade
2 CASPIAN Waking Season
3 STEVE HARRIS British Lion UME
4 GLAMOUR OF THE KILL Summoning eOne
5 JUDGEMENT DAY Polar Shift Minus Head
1 THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE Dead Years eOne
2 VISION OF DISORDER The Cursed Remain Cursed Candlelight
3 KATATONIA Dead End Kings Peaceville
4 AS I LAY DYING Awakened Metal Blade
5 CHARIOT One Wing eOne
6 GALLOWS Gallows Bridge 9
7 STOLEN BABIES Naught no comment
8 LAST VEGAS Bad Decisions FrostByte
9 I AM WAR Outlive You All Razor and Tie
10 HARM The Nine FrostByte
The duo of Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill will be playing Irish traditional fiddle tunes at two concerts this week, on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 7:30pm at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, CA and on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 7:30pm at the Chautauqua Hall in Pacific Grove, CA. Presented by the Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay, Martin is an outstanding fiddler from County Clare and a six-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, who has collaborated with Irish-American guitarist Dennis Cahill for many years, creating thumping good, spellbinding music together.