SF Bay Area Music Scene

The Chapel To Christen Outdoor Stage With Red Room OrchestraPopular Mission District club the Chapel on Saturday hosts its first socially distanced concert on its new outdoor stage with the Red Room Orchestra playing a special seated dinner show benefiting the Independent Venue Alliance.
How To Catch Comet NEOWISE In The Twilight SkyA lot of people will be going outside to see Comet NEOWISE this weekend, as the rare spectacle makes its first appearance in nearly 7000 years in the twilight sky. Anybody with a camera or a scope can try to snap a photo, but it won’t be easy to find.
Rep. DeSaulnier, Sens. Harris, Feinstein Push Bill To Expand Rosie The Riverter WW2 Park In RichmondLegislation that would expand the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond has been introduced in the House of Representatives and the U.S. Congress.
CBS SF Talks To Scott "Wino" Weinrich About New Acoustic Solo AlbumIconic doom-metal hero Scott "Wino" Weinrich talks to CBS SF about coping with the global pandemic and the recording of his new acoustic solo album on Ripple Music, 'Forever Gone.'
San Francisco Museums Get Green Light To Reopen June 29Museums across San Francisco that have been closed for months due to the COVID-19 shelter in place order got a surprise phone call from the mayor's office Monday, giving them the green light to reopen.
CBS SF Interviews Vio-Lence Guitarist Phil Demmel About New Band BPMDA major player on the San Francisco Bay Area metal scene since the mid-1980s, Vio-Lence and former Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel talks about his new '70s rock cover project BPMD.
Hopeful Organizers Announce Huichica Music Fest 2020 Line-Up, October DatesBeloved psychedelic indie rockers Yo La Tengo, songwriter Mac Demarco and Bay Area prog-pop favorites Once and Future Band were among the headliners announced Wednesday for the eleventh annual Huichica Music Festival happening in Sonoma in mid-October.
Don't Miss Grammy Award-Winning Violinist Madds Tolling At Yoshi'sGrammy Award-winning violinist Madds Tolling stopped by the studio to talk with Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about his upcoming gig at Yoshi's. As a special treat, Madds performed live.
Violins Of Hope Tour Showcases Historic Instruments Played During The HolocaustProducer Patricia Kristof Moy talks to Michelle Griego about 'Violins of Hope,' a powerful show touring San Francisco showcasing a collection of violins from the Holocaust.

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Drive-In Movie Theater At San Francisco's Fort Mason Welcomes CrowdsThe city of San Francisco has joined Concord, Santa Rosa, Pleasanton and San Mateo in opening the one type of entertainment venue that can operate during the COVID-19 pandemic: a drive-in movie theater.
COVID-19 Reopening: SFMOMA Joins Other Indoor Museums With October OpeningThe San Francisco Museum of Modern Art announced plans to reopen in early October for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some Bay Area Movie Theaters Reopening At 25 Percent CapacityMissing the big screen? Slowly, movie theaters are reopening in some corners of the Bay Area, as a few counties graduate into a less restrictive tier of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 business reopening plan.
Latino Leaders Shift Carnaval San Francisco Focus to Coronavirus Community AidAs the COVID-19 pandemic continually forces Latino heritage celebrations to be canceled, Carnaval San Francisco organizers are turning their attention to addressing the crisis which is disproportionately plaguing the community.
Cabin Fever Overcomes Smoky Air, Virus Concerns for Intrepid East Bay DinersSome of the people braving outdoor dining Saturday in the East Bay said they thought conditions had improved a little.
Los Altos Declares Some Streets as Pedestrian-Only Over WeekendThe city of Los Altos closed roads in its downtown area from Thursday through Monday to allow pedestrian-only access.
Pac-12 Programs Differ on Reporting Student-Athlete CasesWhile the Pac-12 will soon be able to rapidly test athletes, hopes that a fall football season might be salvaged remain premature.
Kool & The Gang Co-founder, Singer, Producer Ronald 'Khalis' Bell Dies At 68Ronald “Khalis” Bell, a co-founder, singer and producer of the group Kool & the Gang, has died. He was 68.
Chabot Space & Science Center Holds Second Pandemic AuctionThrough a second silent virtual auction, Oakland's Chabot Space and Science Center hoped Wednesday to raise even more money amid challenging financial times, executive director Adam Tobin said.