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The Big Takeover Issue #91

Sammy Haney

Sammy Haney is a Bay Area, CA event photographer and has been covering live music since their days in college in Atlanta, GA. The artists they have photographed over the last 35 years include The Ramones, Richard Thompson, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Minutemen, Black Flag, Husker Du, Warren Zevon and many others. Music has ruled their life ever since 3rd grade when they traded their lunch money and some snacks for a copy of The BeatlesAbbey Road.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2022 - Golden Gate Park (San Francisco, CA) - October 2nd, 2022

21 October 2022

On the third and final day of 2022 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Danielle Ponder emerged as one the main highlights of the festival, delivering a blistering set of soul music.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2022 - Golden Gate Park (San Francisco, CA) - October 1st, 2022

21 October 2022

A beautiful Saturday greeted the fans on the second day of 2022 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in Golden Gate Park, featuring everyone from the Mekons to Elvis Costello.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2022 - Golden Gate Park (San Francisco, CA) - September 30th, 2022

20 October 2022

It was hard not to feel nostalgic about this year’s return of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, September 30th through October 2nd.

Halloween Meltdown - Mosswood Park (Oakland, CA) - Day 2 - October 9, 2022

20 October 2022

Day 2 of Mosswood Meltdown saw the idyllic calm of Sunday afternoon quickly ripped to pieces with punk and stoner rock.

Amyl and the Sniffers live at Halloween Meltdown, 2022

Halloween Meltdown - Mosswood Park (Oakland, CA) - Day 1 - October 8, 2022

20 October 2022

On October 8th and 9th, Halloween Meltdown was back at Mosswood Park in Oakland, offering up two days of punk, stoner, and garage rock under sunny East Bay skies.

Sheastie Boys

Halloween Meltdown - Mosswood Park (Oakland) - October 16-17, 2021

18 November 2021

The weekend of October 16th and 17th saw the return of live music to Mosswood Park in Oakland with the 2021 Halloween Meltdown, hosted by John Waters. Fans, many in costume, crowded into the park’s concrete bowl to mosh, crowd surf, or just sit and take in the 17 bands who played over the weekend.

Judy Collins

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019 - Golden Gate Park (San Francisco, CA) - October 6, 2019

15 October 2019

Closing day at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 19 at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Where else could you see Judy Collins, The Meat Puppets and Michael Nesmith in one afternoon?

Jon Langford and The Skull Orchard Welsh Male Voice Choir

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019 - Golden Gate Park (San Francisco, CA) - October 5, 2019

15 October 2019

Day 2 of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 19 in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, and the crowds are treated to country rock courtesy of Margo Price, folk mastery from Joan Shelley and psychedelicized Led Zeppelin tunes from Robert Plant.

The Waterboys

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019 - Golden Gate Park (San Francisco, CA) - October 4, 2019

15 October 2019

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019 kicks off in style with rousing sets from The Waterboys, Bettye Lavette and St. Paul & The Broken Bones at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.