Aretha Franklin will be a regular visitor to D.C. over the next month. (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer)

- The lineup for the 2011 edition of San Francisco’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival is out and has plenty of highlights: Robert Plant, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Robyn Hitchcock, Gillian Welch, Kris Kristofferson & Merle Haggard, Thurston Moore, Patty Griffin, M. Ward, Cass McCombs, Dr. John and dozens and dozens more over Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Golden Gate Park. And it’s free. But there will probably be hundreds of thousands of people there, so don’t expect to stand too close.

- While recovering from a concussion, broken nose and other injuries received after a recent attack in New York, singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw has canceled two weeks of upcoming shows. His first appearance back will be on Aug. 24 at Merriweather Post Pavilion, opening for Train and Maroon 5.

Clicky shuffle: Your random song for Thursday morning:

- Destroyer, “New Ways of Living”