SF Bay Area Music Scene

Chuck Prophet Headlines Waterfront Show in RichmondBeloved SF raconteur and guitarist Chuck Prophet tops the bill for this early evening outdoor show at Point San Pablo Harbor in Richmond Thursday.
Leftfield Comic Brings Show To San Francisco's Historic Old MintTalent Moat presents a special outdoor show with anti-comic Neil Hamburger at the Old San Francisco Mint with opening acts JP Inc. and Major Entertainer Mike.
Mission Bar Pays Week-Long Tribute to Beloved SF Punk PromoterThe Knockout in San Francisco's Mission District pays tribute to beloved late punk show promoter Scott Rogers with a series of shows featuring many of the bands he regularly hosted.
Legendary Los Angeles Punk Quartet X Headlines Stern GroveOne of the most important bands to emerge from Los Angeles since the late 1970s returns to San Francisco to headline Stern Grove Sunday when pioneering punk outfit X shares the stage with SF contemporaries the Avengers.
Southern Soul Band Brings Gospel-Tinged Sounds to Stern GroveBirmingham, Alabama-based soul powerhouse St. Paul and the Broken Bones bring their transcendent, gospel-tinged stage show to the Stern Grove Festival in San Francisco Sunday.
Local All-Star Soul Revue Plays Rare Show at Make-Out RoomA stripped-down quintet version San Francisco's all-star R&B revue Marc & the Casuals take the stage at the Make-Out Room in the Mission for three sets early Sunday evening.
Local Latin Percussion Legend Reopens Main Stage at Yoshi's in OaklandOnetime member of Santana and a veteran band leader, local Latin percussion giant Pete Escovedo performs three nights at Yoshi's in Oakland with his current band starting Friday.
All-Star Hard Rock Cover Band Headlines Retro JunkieBrought together by a love for hard-rock hits, the all-star local covers outfit the Butlers delivers an array of radio staples and album cuts from bands like Alice Cooper, Thin Lizzy, Queen and more at Retro Junkie in Walnut Creek Saturday night.
Funky Saxophonist Karl Denson Plays 3 Shows in Wine CountryOne of the most popular jazz-funk bands to regularly visit the Bay Area, saxophonist Karl Denson and his Tiny Universe bring potent grooves to the Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena for three shows starting Friday evening.

Entertainment Headlines

'Soul Beat Day' Event in Oakland Celebrates Nation's First Black-Owned Cable NetworkBay Area residents can take a step back in time Friday evening to celebrate Soul Beat Day in Oakland at an event honoring Soul Beat, the nation's first Black-owned cable TV network.
COVID: BottleRock Announces Vaccine or Test Proof Requirement for Festival EntryOrganizers behind the pandemic delayed BottleRock music festival on Friday announced that attendees will have to show proof of either full COVID vaccination or a negative test taken within 72 hours of entry.
Liam's List July 30: Sonoma Film Fest, Joan Jett, Jazz Returns at Black Cat SFKCBS reporter Liam Mayclem will be providing KPIX 5 users with a weekly weekend tip list of Bay Area entertainment, music, film and online entertainment.
Pioneering Rock Heroine Joan Jett Headlines Stern GroveA groundbreaking force in music since she was a teenager, rock icon Joan Jett and her band the Blackhearts bring their anthemic hits to Stern Grove Sunday afternoon.
ZZ Top: Bearded Bassist Dusty Hill Dies in his Sleep at 72ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill, one of the iconic Texas blues trio’s bearded frontmen, died at his Houston home, the band announced Wednesday on Facebook. He was 72.
Chuck Prophet Headlines Waterfront Show in RichmondBeloved SF raconteur and guitarist Chuck Prophet tops the bill for this early evening outdoor show at Point San Pablo Harbor in Richmond Thursday.
Leftfield Comic Brings Show To San Francisco's Historic Old MintTalent Moat presents a special outdoor show with anti-comic Neil Hamburger at the Old San Francisco Mint with opening acts JP Inc. and Major Entertainer Mike.
Napa Valley Tourism Bounces Back Despite COVID SpikeWhile the Delta variant is leading to a spike in coronavirus cases, Napa Valley hasn’t seen it have much impact on tourism.
San Francisco Bars Consider Requiring Proof of VaccinationYou could be showing more than ID at some bars in San Francisco soon. They could be asking to see proof that you're not just 21 but vaccinated against COVID-19 as well.