Elizabeth Moen, by Robert AlleyneElizabeth Moen (pictured), French Cassettes, M. Lockwood Porter, and more.

Friday, November 16

Emily Kinney @ Cafe du Nord
Ever wonder why Emily Kinney sang so often on The Walking Dead? It’s because she actually is a singer, and she’s coming to Cafe du Nord.

The Y Axes, Fritz Montana, The Band Ice Cream @ The Indepdendent
100% local, 1,000% rock and roll.

French Cassettes @ The Chapel
French Cassettes are back after a brief hiatus and playing shows again. Listen to their new track “City Kitty” above.

Saturday, November 17

Elizabeth Moen @ Neck of the Woods
The itinerant songwriter stops in one of her three homes for an evening, with Emily Brown in tow.

Marty O’Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra @ Cornerstone
Chill out your weekend with the soothing strumming of Marty O’Reilly.

The Soft White Sixties, B. Hamilton @ Starline Social Club
Though they’ve since moved on, Soft White Sixties will always be a part of San Francisco rock history. Come see what they’ve been up to with Oakland counterpart B. Hamilton at Starline.

Jay Stone, Queens D. Light @ Legionnaire Saloon
Saturday’s edition of experimental hip-hop showcase SMART BOMB shines an especially bright light onto Queens D. Light, Jay Stone, and newcomers Heru and Demahijae.

Sunday, November 18

A Queer Country Showcase @ The Ivy Room
Featuring Lavender Country, the first openly gay country band, and more recent additions to the genre Velvetta and Cindy Emch.

Haken, Leprous, Bent Knee @ August Hall
Prog ain’t dead — it’s just progressive metal now. Join two of Europe’s innovators of the genre, buttressed by the off-kilter art-pop of Boston’s Bent Knee.

On the Horizon: Cat Power @ The Fox Theater
Charlyn Marie Marshall, better known as Cat Power, needs no introduction — but just in case you’ve missed the last three decades of her work, you can get your formal introduction at the Fox on November 20.