SF Bay Area Music Scene

Reunited Post-Hardcore Super Group Brings Tour To The ChapelReunited experimental post-hardcore outfit June of 44 brings it's current tour to San Francisco to play its first show here in two decades at the Chapel Tuesday night.
Film About NYC Noise Iconoclast Has West Coast Premiere In San FranciscoA brand new documentary on experimental post-punk band Swans and its mercurial leader Michael Gira has a special West Coast premiere Thursday at Gray Area in San Francisco's Mission District.
San Francisco Doom Band Hosts Record Release Party At Thee ParksideAcclaimed San Francisco doom trio Brume celebrates the release of their highly anticipated second full-length album 'Rabbits' at Thee Parkside Saturday night with like-minded heavyweights Grayceon and Lowcaster.
'80s East Bay Punk Band Headlines Rare ShowA venerable '80s East Bay hardcore punk band that has only played occasional shows in the past five years returns to the stage Friday when Public Enema headlines the Ivy Room in Albany.
Metal Veterans Old Grandad Celebrate New Album At Bender'sA veteran mainstay of the San Francisco underground metal scene in the '90s, reunited headbanging power trio Old Grandad plays songs from the band's first new album in 14 years at Bender's Saturday night.
East Bay Metal Band Bids Farewell To Oakland At Elbo RoomEast Bay metal band War Cloud bids it's Oakland home farewell on Wednesday at the Elbo Room Jack London, playing it's final local show before guitarist/singer Alex Wein relocates to Texas.
British Folk-Rock Icon Plays Solo Acoustic ShowsBrilliant British songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson brings his current solo acoustic tour to the Bay Area this week, headlining at the Fillmore in San Francisco on Thursday prior to a show in Santa Cruz Friday night.
Garage-Pop Songwriter Plays New Tunes At IndependentOnetime Bay Area garage-pop songwriter Mikal Cronin returns to San Francisco to play songs from his new album 'Seeker' at the Independent Wednesday night with support from fellow tunesmith Shannon Lay.
Punk And Psych Greats Play Pacifica Birthday PartyWinters Tavern in Pacifica hosts a raging punk-rock birthday for local institution and Screaming Bloody Marys founder Dave Dalton that features Detroit legends the Dogs, Dalton and the latest line-up of his band and more.

Entertainment Headlines

Don't Miss Hello Dolly! At The Douglas Morrisson Theater In HaywardThe blockbuster Broadway musical, Hello, Dolly! is playing the Douglas Morrisson Theater in Hayward, from November 7-24.
Common Says He'd Meet With Milpitas High Teacher Who Imitated Him In BlackfaceGrammy-winning rapper Common broke his silence about a white Bay Area teacher who dressed up as him in blackface on Halloween.
E-40 Drops New Single "Niner Gang" Celebrating Team's 8-0 StreakDays before the San Francisco 49ers defend their perfect 8-0 record against the 7-2 Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football, Bay Area rapper E-40 released a new single to get the Faithful pumped.
Pittsburg 2nd Grade Teacher Builds Family With Classroom Remix Of Lizzo SongIt’s important for teachers to reach their students if they want them to learn. But at Pittsburg's Los Medanos Elementary, one teacher is reaching out to the world and it's making a world of difference.
Pittsburg Elementary Teacher Reworks Hit Lizzo Song To Encourage TeamworkA Bay Area teacher put a creative spin on Lizzo's hit song "Truth Hurts" to teach her students how to get along. 
Breakthrough Prize, The 'Oscars Of Science,' Pairs Hollywood Stars With Silicon Valley EliteIt was a meeting among earthlings from the worlds of science, entertainment and tech that doesn't often happen. The 8th annual Breakthrough Prize, dubbed the "Oscars of Science," was at the NASA Ames Research Center Sunday.
Bay Area Athletes, Recruiters Support NCAA Ruling For Players To Get PaidCollege athletes will now be allowed to make money from their names, images and likenesses, according to a new NCAA ruling. Some students, athletes and recruiters in the Bay Area said it's about time.
John Cena Donates Half-Million Dollars To California Fire First RespondersProfessional wrestling superstar-turned-actor John Cena is donating a half-million dollars to first responders battling the California wildfires.
Weekend Performances At UC Berkeley Campus Canceled Due To Power ShutoffShows scheduled this weekend at UC Berkeley have been cancelled due to the planned electrical power shutoff that is expected to include the campus, Cal Performances said Friday.