SF Bay Area Music Scene

Noise Pop Hosts 20th Street Block Party in San Francisco's Mission DistrictA Mission District tradition makes a comeback this weekend when Noise Pop holds its 20th Street Block Party this Saturday with headliners Y La Bamba, Con Brio and more.
Huichica Music Festival Returns to Sonoma with Mac DeMarco, Yo La TengoThe long-delayed 11th edition of the intimate Huichica Music Festival returns to the Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma on Friday with headliners Yo La Tengo, Mac DeMarco, Cass McCombs and more.
Post-Hardcore Heroes Play New Tunes at Great American Music HallOne of the most influential bands to emerge from the New York scene during the 1990s, reunited post-hardcore greats Quicksand bring music from their latest album 'Distant Populations' to the Great American Friday night.
Halloween Meltdown Takes Over Oakland's Mosswood ParkThe first ever Halloween Meltdown brings an avalanche of garage-punk bands and host John Waters to Oakland's Mosswood Park with performances by Osees, the Mummies, the Gories and much more.
San Francisco Leaders Emphasize Safety as Fleet Week Festivities Kick OffIn-person Fleet Week festivities return to San Francisco this week after last year's event was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to officials.
Local Psych Rock Favorite Howlin Rain Headlines the ChapelBay Area guitar hero Ethan Miller leads his powerhouse psychedelic roots-rock outfit Howlin Rain through songs from the the band's new album 'The Dharma Wheel' at the Chapel in San Francisco this Friday.
Roots-Rock Heroes the Blasters Bring Good Times To AlamedaSoCal roots-rock greats the Blasters bring their unique mix of rockabilly, country, early rock and roll and R&B to San Francisco when the band headlines Slim's Saturday night.
Pioneering Punk Songwriter Bob Mould Returns to San FranciscoAn iconic musician and songwriter whose influence on '80s punk and '90s alternative-rock bands is immeasurable, Bob Mould brings his current trio to August Hall in San Francisco Friday night.
British Ska Great Brings the English Beat Back to Bay AreaSinger and main songwriter Dave Wakeling brings his line-up of the English Beat to the Bay Area for shows at the Felton Music Hall and the Cornerstone in Berkeley this weekend.

Entertainment Headlines

Husband of Woman Fatally Shot on Alec Baldwin Film Set Speaks OutThe husband of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins is speaking out after his wife was fatally shot by actor Alec Baldwin on the "Rust" film set in New Mexico.
Liam's List Oct. 22: Coldplay, Alameda County Fair & Ghosts on TVKCBS reporter Liam Mayclem provides KPIX 5 users with a weekly weekend tip list of Bay Area entertainment, music, film and online entertainment.
Survey: Can't Go Wrong Handing Out Bags Of M&M's To Trick Or TreatersIn an quandary over to what the give out to trick or treaters as the annual tradition returns over a year's hiatus because of the COVID pandemic?
Prop Gun Fired by Alec Baldwin on Movie Set Kills Cinematographer, Wounds Bay Area DirectorA prop firearm discharged by veteran actor Alec Baldwin, who is starring and producing a Western movie, killed his director of photography and injured the director Thursday at the movie set outside Santa Fe, the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said.
Alameda County Fair Makes Return In Fall After Pandemic HiatusAfter a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Alameda County Fair makes its return starting Friday.
San Francisco Chase Center Deemed Up To Code After Falls During Phish ConcertThe San Francisco Department of Building Inspection deemed Chase Center is up to code, after one person died and two people were injured from falls during a Phish concert at the arena Sunday night.
Thrash-Punk Pioneers D.R.I. Stir Up A Pit at the Ivy RoomOne of the prime forces in the early '80s crossover movement that found hardcore punk bands mixing elements of thrash-metal into their sound, D.R.I. comes to the Ivy Room in Albany Saturday night.
Netflix Workers Walk Out In Protest Of Dave Chappelle Special Criticized As TransphobicMembers of the LGBTQ community are up in arms over a new special from comedian Dave Chappelle that they say ridicules transgender people. And on Wednesday, employees of Netflix staged a walkout to protest their company’s support for the program.
UPDATE: Phish Guitarist Trey Anastasio Says Tragic Events at Chase Center Left Band 'Heartbroken'The guitarist for Phish paused during the band's Tuesday night concert in Oregon to briefly speak about the tragic events at the Chase Center in San Francisco that left one person dead and two injured.