When: Fri., Aug. 16, 8 p.m. 2013
If you’re curious about the best underground crust, punk, doom, sludge, and black metal bands, and can withstand several hours of hearing them at high volume, then you won’t want to miss the annual Deadfest. Held over two days at the Oakland Metro (630 3rd St., Oakland) — which has pretty much become the de facto venue for metal these days — the event will feature dozens of acts, both local (Brainoil, Noothgrush, Negative Standards, Graves at Sea) as well as visiting (Providence’s Dropdead, Portland’s Stoneburner, and Dallas’ Kill the Client). On Saturday, be sure to check out Oakland funeral-doom outfit Lycus, whose new album, Tempest, is being hailed as the band’s most fully realized effort yet.
Price: $15 for single-day ticket