The War on DrugsTouring under their much-praised new record, the War on Drugs plays Berkeley Friday.

Friday, October 6

The War On Drugs @ The Greek Theatre
Have you heard their new record yet?

The Sam Chase and the Untraditional @ Milk Bar
The first of many HSB after parties.

Randy Newman @ The Uptown Napa
You probably know him as the Toy Story guy, but he’s actually a real songwriter’s songwriter.

Burner Herzog, Shame Waves @ Eli’s
We recently wrote about Oakland’s whimsical, weird Burner Herzog. Go see them in person.

Saturday, October 7

Joon Moon, Karina Denike, Lila Blue @ Bottom of the Hill
An eclectic lineup that’s 2/3rds local.

SG Lewis @ Social Hall
Lewis’ “ever-evolving soundscapes” are on deck.

Big Thief @ The Chapel
We’re so excited for Big Thief…and judging by the spike in Facebook engagement around our preview, so are you.

Father John Misty @ The Greek Theatre
Far from the Strictly crowds, get an infusion of Father Jon’s particular brand of sardonic psych-folk at the Greek Theater.

Sunday, October 8

Depeche Mode @ SAP Center
We…just can’t get enough of these synth-pop heroes. (sorry. SORRY. So sorry.)

Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions @ Gundlach Bundschu Winery
Mazzy Star’s illustrious frontwoman brings her other band to the laid-back GunBun winery.

Polkacide @ Bottom of the Hill
This is a little out of our usual area of coverage, but it’s the last show ever from one of the only remaining bits of the old, weird San Francisco. Say goodbye, won’t you?

The Weeknd @ Oracle Arena
If you’re not at Depeche Mode, head in the other direction to get your arena-show fix with the Weeknd.