SF Bay Area Music Scene

Local Metal Veterans Headline The Elbo Room In OaklandSan Francisco metal outfit Slough Feg plays songs from its latest album at the Elbo Room in Oakland Friday night alongside fellow Bay Area vets Blind Illusion and Nite.
Funk Legend George Clinton Returns To Play Bay Area ShowsGeorge Clinton and his Parliament-Funkadelic crew return to the Bay Area to play marathon sets for their Bay Area fans with three local shows in Petaluma, Berkeley and Santa Cruz.
Brooklyn Afrobeat Band Antibalas Plays Bay Area DatesOne of the finest exponents of domestically produced Afrobeat in America, powerhouse Brooklyn band Antibalas brings its propulsive sounds to the Bay Area for three shows in San Francisco and Oakland.
Australian Psychedelic Rock Outfit Stonefield Plays OaklandSoulful Aussie hard-rock quartet Stonefield returns to the Bay Area for its first headlining show at the Starline Social Club in Oakland Thursday night.
Metal Guitarist Turned Crooner Sings With Big Band On Valentine's DayA 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 help couples celebrate Valentine's Day at the Verdi Club Friday.
Heavy Music Mavericks Return To Slim's In San FranciscoA groundbreaking heavy rock band that has shaped the sound of punk and metal for over 35 years, the Melvins bring their current tour with fellow noise/punk groups Hepa-Tituss and C--ts to Slim's in San Francisco Wednesday.
Experimental Duo Plays New Music At Swedish American HallTwo musicians who have established themselves as both creative and life partners bring their new duo CUP to San Francisco Sunday when guitarist Nels Cline and keyboardist Yuka C. Honda play the Swedish American Hall.
Benefit Show Pays Tribute To Cosmic Country Icon At The ChapelThe 15th edition of the Sleepless Nights benefit concert paying tribute to country-rock pioneer Gram Parsons brings an array of artists to the Chapel in San Francisco Sunday afternoon.
Experimental Rock Legends Mr. Bungle Revisit First Demo At WarfieldMembers of beloved Bay Area experimental rock band Mr. Bungle play their first Bay Area show together in two decades when they share the stage with former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo and Anthrax/S.O.D. guitarist Scott Ian at the Warfield Saturday night.

Entertainment Headlines

'Matrix' Movie Production Brings San Francisco Street Closures, Low-Flying Choppers on SundayStreets in the Financial District in downtown San Francisco will be closed Sunday from 6 p.m. to midnight to accommodate movie production for a sequel to "The Matrix" involving helicopters flying at low altitudes
Oakland Students Featured In HBO Documentary Watch Themselves On Big ScreenSome Oakland students have embraced the challenging opportunity to speak before a crowd and now their talents are featured in a new HBO documentary titled "We Are The Dream."
Metal Guitarist Turned Crooner Sings With Big Band On Valentine's DayA 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 help couples celebrate Valentine's Day at the Verdi Club Friday.
“Parasite” Dominates Historic Oscar Night“Parasite” won the best picture Oscar Sunday night, becoming the first foreign-language film to take home the biggest honor in film.
Robert Conrad, Star of CBS 60s Series 'Wild Wild West,' Dies at Age 84Robert Conrad, the rugged, contentious actor who starred in the hugely popular 1960s television series "Hawaiian Eye" and "The Wild, Wild West," has died. He was 84.
Comic Actor Orson Bean, 91, Struck and Killed by Car Crossing Street in L.A.Prolific actor and comedian Orson Bean was walking across a street in Los Angeles' Venice neighborhood when he was struck by a vehicle and fell, then was fatally struck by a second vehicle, police said.
Heavy Music Mavericks Return To Slim's In San FranciscoA groundbreaking heavy rock band that has shaped the sound of punk and metal for over 35 years, the Melvins bring their current tour with fellow noise/punk groups Hepa-Tituss and C--ts to Slim's in San Francisco Wednesday.
Disney Apologizes To Berkeley School Charged $250 For Showing 'The Lion King'Disney CEO Bob Iger has apologized to a Berkeley elementary school after it was charged $250 for showing the studio's 2019 remake of "The Lion King."
Hollywood Legend Kirk Douglas Dies At 103Kirk Douglas, the muscular actor with the dimpled chin who starred in “Spartacus,” “Lust for Life” and dozens of other films and helped fatally weaken the Hollywood blacklist, has died at 103, People magazine reported Wednesday.