Friday, October 12
CA Deathfest IV @ Oakland Metro Operahouse
Everyone’s getting their festivals in before the year is out, and the Metro is no exception. Fans of heavier sounds can head to Oakland for the fourth annual California Deathfest, featuring Doom, Dark Angel, and more.
RNBPaint @ Complex Oakland
Instead of wine and paint night, try R&B and paint night — guaranteed to mellow you out as good as a glass of Chardonnay.
Takin’ Back the Bay @ 924 Gilman
All weekend, 924 Gilman presents “Takin’ Back the Bay,” a mini-fest that benefits Everytown for Gun Safety and other anti-violence initiatives. Rock out with locals like Johnny Manak and the Depressives, Love Jerks, and lots more.
Saturday, October 13
Treasure Island Music Festival @ Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
You knew this was coming — spend Saturday and Sunday with breaking bands and old favorites like Amine, Moses Sumney, Courtney Barnett and more. We’ve got our fingers crossed for sun.
The Stone Foxes @ Slim’s
The Stone Foxes have seen many changes over their decade as a band — and they’re still evolving. Come catch the last show of this version of the Foxes lineup.
Honus Honus @ Sweetwater Music Hall
Up in the North Bay, the man behind Man Man plays a solo set at Sweetwater.
Corgi Con @ Ocean Beach
The world is tough right now. Cuddle some corgis.
Never Weather, Cowboys and Frenchmen @ Art Boutiki
There’s one thing that never changes about San Jose’s music scene, and that’s that there’s always a crew of young jazz musicians taking the artform to creative places. Try something new and see some of the freshest talent in San Jose jazz and composition take the stage at Art Boutiki for a night.
Sunday, October 14
Vue @ The Chapel
A victim of industry drama, Vue were on track to make it to the major labels, but it never came to pass. Members went on to join local band Tamaryn, and on Sunday, the whole band is reuniting.
The Twilight Sad @ The Independent
The extra daylight up in Scotland must give the Twilight Sad time for endless experimentation: They’re known to be noisy, and have pulled in everything from a theremin to a full-on orchestra to create an organized cacaphony of sound.