The weekend kicks off on Thursday, as all good weekends do, with No BS! Brass Band at Balliceaux. Show starts at 10 PM and it's $3 to get in. The band will be filming a live DVD this Saturday and Sunday. Tix are $10 and there will be a shuttle to take you to the secret studio. You can pick up a ticket to join the DVD fun at the show at Balliceaux. The band even made it onto NPR this week (click HERE).
The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival will be taking place out in Golden Gate Park in SF this weekend. They will be live video & audio streaming from their Arrow Stage all weekend long on their website (http://strictlybluegrass.com/). Here is the lineup. Times are Pacific time so add three hours to get Eastern. But you knew that.
12:00pm Chuck Ragan
11:00am The Trishas
Saturday at Libby Hill Park on Church Hill, Hogtober fills your belly with lots of bar-b-q, beer and music. It'll run from noon to 7 PM. It's a FREE, ALL AGES event. As for music, here's the schedule:
12:30 PM - River City Band - bluegrass
2:00 PM - Long Arms - Americana
3:30 PM- Chrome Daddy Disco - rockabilly
5:00 PM - Andy Vaughan and The Driveline - outlaw country / Western swing
Sunday in Carytown, it's the Carytown Food and Wine Festival. That'll run from noon until 6 PM. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the gate. Don't know if there will be music but there will be food and wine.
Sunday night, on the last day of the State Fair, country rock band The Kentucky Headhunters will take the stage at 7:30 PM. Admission to the fair covers your admission to the show. Be sure to get there early and go catch the pig racing. You'll dig the Headhunters if you like Travis Tritt or Lynyrd Skynyrd. Here they are performing "Dumas Walker" and yes, this video is very 80's ('89 to be exact):
Sunday at The National, experimental pop duo Sleigh Bells will pick up the crowd not going to the Kentucky Headhunters show, with their loud rhythmic rockin'. Tix are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with opener AraabMUZIK. Here's Sleigh Bells video for "End of the Line":
On Tuesday at The National, indie rockers The Mountain Goats will show up to play, and play well. The show will cost you $15 to get in. Doors open at 7 PM, show starts at 8 with opener Matthew E White. These guys are selling out shows in NYC, Philly and Baltimore and are getting some acclaim for John Darnille's songwriting. Here's the Mountain Goats' John Darnielle doing the solo thing with "In Memory of Satan":
If you're at home on Tuesday night, check out the Grace Potter and the Nocturnals webcast on Green Mountain Coffee's Facebook site. The show will start 9 PM and Grace's legs start at the floor and go all the way up to her neck.
If you gotta get out and hear some good ol' Grateful Dead on Tuesday night, head down to Cary St. Cafe and see Dead cover band, King Solomon's Marbles. That'll start at 10 PM and it's FREE.
As your added bonus, here's Maxine Nightingale doing "Right Back Where We Started From" on French TV in '76: http://youtu.be/jCtk7WiZ_Ys (sorry they won't let me embed it but you're done with the blog anyway).