Randy Newman, Joan Baez, Elvis Costello, Patti Smith and more confirmed to appear at the jam packed Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival [via Consequence of Sound]

San Francisco Krautrock trio Bronze release a limited addition 7" on local label World Famous in SF [via World Famous in SF]

Bay Area DIY staple Zum celebrates its twelfth birthday [via The Bay Bridged]

Eating/SF pairs local hypem darling Blackbird Blackbird with a Nectarine-Raspberry Upside Down Gingerbread Cake [via Eating/SF and Musical/Pairings]

7x7 favorites Butterfly Bones set to tour with Aussie alt-rockers The Temper Trap [via Third Culture Records]

Defunct under 21 dance mecca Blowup returns (again) [via Blowup Blog]

Noisy Oakland trio High Castle talk sci-fi, Kate Bush and thieves with The San Francisco Chronicle [via SF Gate] Altered Zones highlights rising Redwood City-based bedroom producer Kites Sail High [via Altered Zones]

Yours Truly captures San Francisco's Sonny & the Sunsets and more at the fifth annual Pitchfork Music Festival [via Pitchfork]

SF Weekly breaks down the ten most cliche band photo shoots [via SF Weekly]

Bay Area hip hop collective SWTBRDS put together a stacked 22-track mixture for XL8R [via XL8R]

SFBG exposes the beatmaker behind "gay pop" icons H.U.N.X. and Alexis Penney's latest hits [via SFBG]