SF Bay Area Music Scene

Experimental Punk Artists Team for Show at Great American Music HallA noted noise-punk pioneer and writer returns to the Bay Area with her latest music project when the Lydia Lunch Retrovirus joins celebrated local avant-rock band Oxbow and explosive punk power trio Victims Family at the Great American Music Hall Saturday night.
Bay Area Thrash-Metal Titans Share the Stage at the Fox TheaterThree legendary thrash-metal bands who survived catching COVID on tour together last year bring their "The Bay Strikes Back" show to Oakland as Testament, Exodus and Death Angel share the Fox Theater stage Saturday.
Prog-Influenced Metal Bands Bring Tandem Tour to the FoxTwo leading lights of progressive heavy music share the stage at the Fox Theater in Oakland when Mastodon and Opeth bring their current tandem tour to the East Bay on Dec. 2nd.
Metal Guitarist Turned Crooner Sings With Big Band In Golden Gate ParkA longtime figure on the Bay Area's rock and metal scene explores a different side of music when vocalist Sven Söderlund and his Masterful Orchestra play a free concert at the Golden Gate Park bandshell Saturday afternoon.
Celebrated Songwriter Chuck Prophet Returns to the Chapel in San FranciscoBeloved SF raconteur and guitarist Chuck Prophet returns to the Mission District this Saturday to headline the Chapel.
Prolific SF Singer/Songwriter Celebrates Deluxe Reissue of Classic AlbumA Bay Area songwriter who has been setting the bar high for bedroom studio producers for over 20 years, Kelley Stoltz celebrates the deluxe reissue of his 2001 album 'Antique Glow' at the Great American Music Hall Friday.
Epic Post-Punk Triple Bill Lands at the Independent in San FranciscoTwo of Canada's most celebrated modern-rock bands make a San Francisco stop on their current tandem tour Saturday when METZ and Preoccupations share the stage at the Independent with acclaimed Chicago post-punk outfit FACS opening the show.
Heavy Experimental Band Celebrates New Album on Both Sides of the BayOakland-based heavy-music iconoclasts Kowloon Walled City celebrate the recent release of their latest album 'Piecework' with two shows Saturday afternoon and evening on both sides of San Francisco Bay.
Powerhouse Japanese Psychedelic Band Comes to the CastroThe latest standard bearer of otherworldly psychedelia to emerge from Japan, Kikagaku Moyo brings it's stunning live show to San Francisco when it headlines the Castro Theatre Wednesday night.

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On-Duty Fire Crews Celebrate Thanksgiving With Their Work FamiliesThousands of first responders were working on Thanksgiving Day, spending the holiday away from their families but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t time to celebrate.
South Bay Families Welcome Return of In-Home Thanksgiving GatheringsFamilies across the country are grateful to be able to gather in person on Thanksgiving for the first time since the pandemic began.
Costumed Thrash-Metal Favorites Ghoul Headline Great American FridayThe Bay Area's own thrash-metal equivalent of Gwar, long-running bloody hooded cannibal rockers Ghoul bring their theatrical shenanigans to the Great American Music Hall on Friday for this show featuring Deathgrave, Captured! By Robots and Mutilated Tongue.
Experimental Punk Artists Team for Show at Great American Music HallA noted noise-punk pioneer and writer returns to the Bay Area with her latest music project when the Lydia Lunch Retrovirus joins celebrated local avant-rock band Oxbow and explosive punk power trio Victims Family at the Great American Music Hall Saturday night.
Bay Area Thrash-Metal Titans Share the Stage at the Fox TheaterThree legendary thrash-metal bands who survived catching COVID on tour together last year bring their "The Bay Strikes Back" show to Oakland as Testament, Exodus and Death Angel share the Fox Theater stage Saturday.
SFPUC Calls For 10% Voluntary Reduction In Water Use As It Declares Water EmergencyThe San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is urging nearly 3 million water customers throughout the Bay Area to cut water usage by 10%, as it declares a water shortage emergency due to the ongoing drought.
Oakland Museum of California's Great Hall Reopening After Storm Forced ClosureThe Oakland Museum of California announced Tuesday that its Great Hall will reopen next week after a closure due to water damage from last month's "atmospheric river" storm that blew through the region.
Third Sierra Ski Resort Delays Opening Due to Dry WeatherUncooperative weather forced the Sugar Bowl Resort at Lake Tahoe to postpone the start of its ski season, becoming the third resort in the region to delay their opening.
Prog-Influenced Metal Bands Bring Tandem Tour to the FoxTwo leading lights of progressive heavy music share the stage at the Fox Theater in Oakland when Mastodon and Opeth bring their current tandem tour to the East Bay on Dec. 2nd.