Rocktober in San Francisco

Get ready for Rocktober in San Francisco. Not only does October bring a flurry of new releases and new tours, it also plays host to some of the best festivals San Francisco has to offer. Just in time of summer – San Francisco’s summer that is. Let the music begin!


What: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Who: Neko Case, Gillian Welch, Okkervil River, Emmylou Harris, Robyn Hitchcock, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Dr. Dog, Marianne Faithfull and more!
When: October 2-4, 2009
Where: Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park
How Much: FREE!!!!

What: Treasure Island Music Festival
Who: MGMT, The Flaming Lips, The Decemberists, Girl Talk, Beruit, Grizzly Bear, Yo La Tengo, Bob Mould, The Walkmen, Passion Pit…whoa, my heads going to explode and the list goes on.
When: October 17-18, 2009
Where: Treasure Island
How Much: $65 single day tix, $115 two day tix
Listen: Yo La Tengo, “Here to Fall

What: Budget Rock 8The West Coast’s premiere garage rock festival
Who: Gris Gris, Thee Oh Sees, Nobunny, Fresh and Onlys and more!
When: October 22- 25, 2009
Where: Eagle Tavern, Thee Parkside, Bottom of the Hill
How Much: $5-$10, check venues for prices
Listen: Thee Oh Sees “Can You See”

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