Costumed Thrash-Metal Favorites Bring Tour To Slim'sThe Bay Area's own thrash-metal equivalent of Gwar, long-running bloody hooded cannibal rockers Ghoul bring their theatrical shenanigans to Slim's Thursday alongside robotic metal band Captured! By Robots and more.
Psychedelic Stoner-Prog Band Lands In OaklandBoston-based psychedelic doom band Elder brings its uniquely melodic, crushingly heavy sound to the Golden Bull in Oakland Tuesday for a sold-out show featuring support from Seattle trio sludge-metal Serial Hawk.
Must-See Highlights At Outside Lands 2018While the big main-stage headliners are always a major draw to any outdoor festival, veteran Outside Lands attendees know that sometimes the best moments of the festivals can be had earlier in the day, especially at the smaller stages.
Local Heavy-Rock Heroes Make Return To Bay AreaA local favorite whose activity has been limited by their lead guitarist's relocation to Australia two years ago, heavy rockers Lecherous Gaze return to Bay Area stages for a pair of shows in San Francisco and Oakland starting Thursday night.
Outside Lands Takes Over Golden Gate ParkNow in its eleventh year, the annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival celebrates with headliners the Weeknd, Florence + the Machine and Janet Jackson alongside many other top-flight music and comedy acts in Golden Gate Park.
Legendary Kiss Guitar Player Visits Bay AreaOne of the most recognizable guitar heroes to emerge during the '70s, founding member of Kiss and solo star Ace Frehley comes to the Bay Area for a pair of shows this weekend.
Santa Cruz Space-Rock Favorites Play Afternoon BBQ In SFSanta Cruz heavy psych heroes Mammatus return to the Bay Area to headline a four-band bill of like-minded exploratory bands at the Bottom of the Hill Sunday afternoon.
Afrobeat Heir Brings Jubilant Live Show To Stern GroveOne of the heirs to Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti's musical legacy, Femi Kuti brings his large and colorful Positive Force ensemble to Stern Grove this Sunday for an afternoon of hard-hitting African grooves and fiery politics.