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Hank Williams and Chet Baker Biopics, Equal but Separate

Hank Williams and Chet Baker Biopics, Equal but Separate

Jose Segue April 16, 2016 0

“I Saw the Light” (Hank Williams) and “Born to Be Blue” (Chet Baker) are two equally mediocre biopics with radically different responses from critics.  Both pictures portray musicians on the lost highway: Williams on

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Ditty TV’s Americana, Where “Ditty” Rhymes with…

Ditty TV’s Americana, Where “Ditty” Rhymes with…

Jose Segue March 15, 2016 0

Imagine the promise of an Americana video channel that isn’t as basement-level godawful as Country Music Television (a.k.a., pop music with cowboy hats.)  Imagine the interest that was aroused when, three songs into the first viewing

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Venue Reports: Riptide, Club DeLuxe, Amnesia, The Crêpe Place, Hopmonk, Twin Oaks, Ivy Room

Venue Reports: Riptide, Club DeLuxe, Amnesia, The Crêpe Place, Hopmonk, Twin Oaks, Ivy Room

Jose Segue February 28, 2016 0

HWS’s roving reporter Eric Friedman (Lucky Rubes) checked out the Riptide and saw that the drywall is up, meaning the electrical and plumbing are in, meaning that the opening is about 6-8 weeks away.  Yes!

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“Hillbilly Robot” Festival #3 Plays Every Weekend in February

“Hillbilly Robot” Festival #3 Plays Every Weekend in February

Jose Segue February 5, 2016 0

Hillbilly Robot is a festival which has played every weekend in February for the past three years, supplanting San Francisco Bluegrass and Old Time Festival (SFBOT) which ran from 2003 to 2013.  SFBOT, produced by the Northern California Bluegrass Society,

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