Thursday, September 29, 2011

"480 Minutes" -The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Edition

September is ending, the baseball playoffs start tonight, topless women are occupying Wall Street, Rick Perry, like Shrub before him, miraculously continues to hold appeal of his idiot supporters after being trounced in debate after debate, and, oh yeah, lest I forget, there were a ton of strong new musical releases today which we will be previewing on our Friday internet radio show, 480 Minutes, the award-winning, longest-running live-hosted music radio show in the history of the internet.

Today's show will also feature new songs from [the] caseworker (San Francisco, CA), Bonnie 'Prince' Billy (Louisville, KY), Caged Animals (Brooklyn, NY), Cant (New York, NY), Donora (Pittsburgh, PA), Future Islands (Baltimore, MD), Ivy (New York, NY), Kasabian (Leicester, England), Loney, Dear (Jonkoping, Sweden), Pallers (Stockholm, Sweden), Rocket From The Tombs (Cleveland, OH), Laura Stevenson & The Cans (England), Still Corners (London, England), and Zola Jesus (Los Angeles, CA).

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This weekend is the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park here in San Francisco.  Some of the Friday bands include Kurt Vile & The Violators, Robert Plant & The Band Of Joy, Southern Culture On The Skids, Thurston Moore, Jolie Holland, Chris Isaak, M. Ward, Bright Eyes, and, oh yeah, MC Hammer.  Saturday acts include +Robyn Hitchcock, Punch Brothers, +Broken Social Scene, Cass McCombs Band, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, and Kris Kristofferson & Merle Haggard.  Then on Sunday there's Emmylou Harris, +Jessica Lea Mayfield, The Low Anthem, +DeVotchKa, +Elbow, +Bob Mould, and +Those Darlins.

"+" denotes acts I would like to see but it will all depend on the baseball playoffs.  I will be busy on Friday hosting 480 Minutes, so even though I'd like to see Vile, Plant, Oberst, and few others, I'm going to miss those Friday acts.  Please make it up to me by getting in touch, letting me know where you are listening from, and maybe even making a request or two.

Bay Area Gig eList (upcoming shows of interest -

DeVotchKa/ Gomez @ Mountain Winery (Saratoga) 9/30
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival @ Golden Gate Park 9/30 - 10/2

Neon Indian/Com Truise/ Purity Ring @ Rickshaw Stop 10/1
*Jacuzzi Boys/ Apache/ Midnite Snaxx @ The Hemlock Tavern 10/2
OMD @ Warfield 10/4
*Dum Dum Girls @ Great American Music Hall 10/4 buy tickets
Why? @ Great American Music Hall 10/5
Matt & Kim/ Blink 182/ My Chemical Romance @ Shoreline (Mountain View) 10/5
Journey/ Foreigner/ Night Ranger @ Sleep Train Pavilion (Concord) 10/5
CSS @ The Fillmore 10/6
Blondie @ Mountain Winery 10/7
Peter Bjorn and John @ The New Parish (Oakland) 10/7
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart @ Slim's 10/7
Boris @ Regency Grand 10/8
Cymbals Eat Guitars/ Hooray For Earth @ Bottom of the Hill 10/8
Peter Bjorn and John @ Slim's 10/8
Billy Idol @ Mountain Winery (Saratoga) 10/8
Nick Lowe @ Great American Music Hall 10/10
Rocku Votolato/ Matt Pond PA/ Andrew Kenny @ Bottom of the Hill 10/11
*Gardens & Villa/ Young Man/ Waterstrider @ Bottom of the Hill 10/13 buy tickets
*Frank Turner @ Slim's 10/14

(more upcoming shows at

* = We're there
** = We're DJing
# = win tickets during 480 Minutes
Happy birthday Marc Bolan (Mr. T. Rex would have been 64 today)

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