Artists Confront Govt. Surveillance with Covert Ops

Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0's artistic and political statement recalls the independent burn of Founding Fathers. Read More

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55 South introduces Motown on Mondays. Live DJ's present the best of Motown every monday starting at 6pm. 21+

As the founder and owner of Slim's, Boz Scaggs doesn't need to scout for a venue to perform in the Bay Area. But if he's hankering for a more rustic aesthetic, then it's no surprise that Scaggs will be journeying out to the Saratoga…

Enjoy 50% off all bottles of wine with any food purchase. And no corkage fee on personal bottles of wine.

Myth Taverna and Lounge presents Therapy Thursdays with a special DJ each week, mostly featuring local and touring house DJs. No cover at the door and $6 drinks before 11:30pm.

Cafe Stritch presents a trifecta of music including Plush, Pardoner and Jean Jackets.

One of Southern California's best-loved hardcore bands, the Adolescents helped establish the blueprint for Orange County punk, along with Agent Orange and Social Distortion.

Steely Dan created a sophisticated, distinctive sound with accessible melodic hooks, complex harmonies and time signatures, and a devotion to the recording studio.

Yes, the ukulele. In the hands of Shimabukuro, the traditional Hawaiian instrument of four strings and two octaves is stretched and molded into a complex and bold new musical force.

The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in "The Addams Family." This magnificently macabre new musical comedy is "a visually satisfying, rib-tickling, lunatic musical that will entertain you to death!"


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Music & Clubs

Tower Of Power, The Internet, More Added To The San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2015 Lineup

The Internet are playing San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2015.

Tower of Power and The Internet are the latest acts to officially join the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2015 lineup. The addition of the Oakland-based funk, soul and R&B band, and the Odd Future offshoot was announced today. Also added to the already overflowing bill: vocalist Storm Large (of Pink Martini), blues artist Selwyn… » Read More

Local Singer, Anya Kvitka, Signs To Plug Research

Getting Up: Anya Kvitka plays The Ritz this Friday with her band, the Get Down.

Anya Kvitka has been quiet for a while. Professionally that is. In person, she doesn’t stay quiet long. She’s got a lot to say—about the arts in San Jose, about ABBA and about her recent decision to sign with the tastemaking independent label that dug Flying Lotus out of obscurity. “I’ve purposely… » Read More

King Diamond Sharing Stage With Slayer

Holding Court: With a piercing falsetto and penchant for brooding theatrics, King Diamond has lorded over metal fans for decades  performs at The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival this weekend.

For nearly 35 years, Danish heavy metal icon King Diamond has been slaying audiences around the world with punishing riffs, face-melting solos, his trademark banshee wail and brilliant, brooding, bloody theatrics. The legendary singer, whose work with Mercyful Fate and his own eponymous band has influenced several generations of musicians, hits Shoreline Amphitheatre… » Read More


Review: 'Infinitely Polar Bear'

Three different styles of acting bash it out in the hard-to-believe Infinitely Polar Bear-and if you think the title sounds like the most labored Sundance fair, you're not wrong. Mark Ruffalo chews into the role of Cameron Stuart, a manic-depressive from a conceited Boston Brahmin family (his grandfather sat for a portrait by John Singer Sargent). He's idling his way through the late 1970s as Mr. Mom. » Read More

Review: 'Terminator Genisys'

Disgruntled fans of the franchise are already calling Terminator Genisys the worst, but it is loaded with Schwarzenegger, unlike the awful 2009 Terminator Salvation. (Someday, some blogger will rewrite the career of Salvation director, Joseph McGinty "McG" Nichol, as "an oeuvre that takes Tashlin-esque delight in destruction...essential to understanding the pleasures and perils of America in the Bush age... " etc., etc.) » Read More

The Arts

Oshman School Brings Performing Arts to Palo Alto

At a timewhen arts and drama departments are disappearing from public schools all over the country, a new private school is opening in Palo Alto specifically tailored to the performing arts. The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center's School for the Performing Arts aims to provide a diverse and innovative approach to teaching music and art for Silicon Valley residents, both children and teens, according to Ronit Widmann-Levy, the school's director of arts and culture. » Read More

Pear Avenue Theatre is Relocating

The award-winning Pear Avenue Theatre will soon have a new name and a new home. The 13-year-old company is relocating from its current location on Pear Avenue-just off of N. Shoreline Boulevard near Moffett Field, in Mountain View-to 1110 La Avenida. The new, larger space was designed by San Jose architect, John Duquette, and is barely a half mile from the theater's longtime home. The company will be changing its name to Pear Theatre, in homage to its Pear Avenue origins. » Read More

Features & Columns

Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0

The artist collective Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0 can't seem to do anything without causing problems. Nearly 20 years ago, EDT member Brett Stalbaum was finishing his master's in the CADRE Lab for New Media at San Jose State University. We were in the same classes together and have been friends since. At that time, EDT was version 1.0 and Stalbaum set up shop in room 233 of the Art Department. » Read More

Alchemy Museum Opens in San Jose

With a fiery red-orange backdrop, the ancient art of alchemy now comes alive at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. One entire room showcases this ancient art of transformation through various displays, text panels and even a replica of a medieval alchemist's workshop. A wealth of info explodes all at one time, so it can be overwhelming-as with life itself—but the dirt is in the details, so to speak. » Read More

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