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  • Warren Hellman dies at 77; San Francisco financier, bluegrass fan

    Warren Hellman dies at 77; San Francisco financier, bluegrass fan
    Reporting from San Francisco -- Warren Hellman, a San Francisco financier, philanthropist and bluegrass enthusiast who lavished his city with a free concert that grew into one of the nation's largest music festivals, died Sunday of complications from leukemia, his family said. He was 77.
  • Time for Mitt Romney to change his tunes

     
    The bigger the campaign, the lamer the playlist. Mitt Romney's presidential campaign released a 19-song Spotify playlist on Friday, and in the grand tradition of presidential candidates, it was chock full of inoffensive hits. Not that the songs were bad.....

    Hip-hop responds to Bin Laden's death (in tweet form)

     
    Rappers, including Bun B, Chuck D., Styles P, MC Hammer and more, react via Twitter to the killing of Osama bin Laden.

    72 Hours: Florence + the Machine, Mavis Staples, Bear in Heaven lead weekend show lineup

     
    Pop & Hiss looks at the weekend's top gigs. Thursday Walter Meego @ the Echo. This onetime Chicago-based threesome is now a Los Angeles-residing five-piece, and the Echo gig should serve as a sort of coming out party for the...

    Tonight's music pick: Frank Turner at the Troubadour

     
    One-time frontman for post-hardcore band Million Dead, Frank Turner's solo turn into folk-punk territory has yielded three studio albums so far, plus some plum tour and festival gigs to boot. Employing YouYube-friendly video tactics and bolstered by a...