Check out that sky. Know what it means? Yup, that would be rain, unholy bane of our existence this past Sunday on our godforsaken island in the sea.

Can you guess what would have made it all OK? Definitely not the umbrellas we were so unceremoniously forced to throw away. We were all set to write Another Planet a seriously pissed off letter about how we as starving college students already paid an arm and a leg for our tickets and read more »

hardly strictly

It’s about that time of year again where loads of hardly strictly bluegrass artists (aka not all bluegrass music despite the name) flock to Golden Gate Park along with plenty of happy people.

We can guarantee these people will be happy for several reasons: amazing bands all day, for three days , and, hooray!, it’s free (can’t get enough free stuff).

Its going on from Friday Oct. 1-Sunday Oct. 3 and features an enormous diversity of bands. See if you recognize any of these: The Avett Brothers, Conor Oberst, MC Hammer (lol), Elvis Costello and the Sugarcanes, etc. There are too many for our tired fingers to type but check out the lineup here, and wait for set times coming out this week.

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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival (10th Anniversary) [Site]

outside lands

Broke? Us too. Thankfully, we can all scratch “wallow in regret” off of our calendars this weekend; sure-to-be-riveting performances by bands-still-in-their-prime such as Built To Spill, Silversun Pickups, Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews Band and, yes, Atmosphere shall not be missed! Our friends at YouTube have yanked the price tag off of the Outside Lands Music Festival in Golden Gate Park and offered a slice of it, real gratis, via the interwebs right here.

However, it looks like if you want to catch the big names (Pearl Jam, Tom Jones, The Black Eyed Peas, TV on the Radio, M.I.A, Modest Mouse) you’re going to have to throw down cash and hop on BART … right now.

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YouTube to Broadcast Outside Lands Festival Live [SFist]