Friday, October 26
Christine and the Queens @ The Fox Theater
A critical favorite and a true performer, rising avant-pop icon Héloïse Letissier plays Oakland.
Foxtails Brigade, Whiskerman, Papa Bear and the Easy Love @ Starline Social Club
Come for the spooky AF poster design, stay and support your local music community as it gets into the Halloween spirit.
Royal Jelly Jive, Midtown Social @ Mystic Theatre
Get ready to dance, dance, dance to these two solid local acts.
Saturday, October 27
SWMRS, Bleached, Mt Eddy @ The UC Theatre
Two projects of Bay Area punk progeny — plus SoCal shredders Bleached and more — make a lot of noise in Berkeley.
The Devil Makes Three @ The Fox Theater
With a name like that, the beloved bluegrass band would be fools not to tour around Halloween.
Hallorager VI @ Thee Parkside
It’s time for the Bay Area’s annual run of costumed shows. Members of local acts like Cool Ghouls, Tino Drima, and Glitter Wizard will get dressed up as classic acts tomorrow night at Thee Parkside.
Brian Belknap @ Hopmonk Sonoma
The patron saint of BART station busking takes his tunes into a more formal setting.
Sunday, October 28
CT-X: Wax Chattels, Lina Tullgren, Drahla @ Starline Social Club
Brooklyn label Captured Tracks is taking a show on the road in honor of their 10th anniversary, showcasing more recent acquisitions Lina Tullgren and Wax Chattels.
Wild Nothing @ The Independent
Second show added by popular demand — and we’ve got tickets.
The Red Room Orchestra’s Psycho Disco Party @ Swedish American Hall
Soundtrack nerds, get your horror fix in the atmospheric Swedish American Hall as a rash of mostly-local musicians take on the scores of scary-movie classics.