Rich Jacobs' 'Move Photography' invades Seeing Things Gallery

Skaters, rockers and photography geeks join forces for post-punk Seeing Things Gallery, Read More

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Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5, Erykah Badu. Some of the best artists in the past fifty years were on Motown Records. Even more important than their roster of artists, was the "Motown Sound" they created, which melded soul…

Every Tuesday night in the intimate Caffe Frascati, local performers are encouraged to participate in Open Mic Night. Musical styles of all kinds are welcome, from soulful blues to high-energy rock to catchy pop.

Christmas in the Park is hosting a series of movie showing on Wednesday nights.12/24 Miracle on 34th Street (1994).

Dinosaurs once again roam the earth in Walking with Dinosaurs, the international touring production based on the award-winning BBC Television Series.

Hear video game theme songs from Sonic the Hedgehog, Link, Mario, and others in a new light. Simply put, Super Soul Bros. covers video game music, with a lot of soul.

It's not every comedian who gives you more than just laughs, but Margaret Cho is not about the one liners. She talks politics, tells stories from her life, and talks about intimate personal struggles.

A Bay Area native, Medina has been rocking parties from Las Vegas to Miami - along side major folks like Afrojack and Krewella. His versatility and ability to serve the crowd, has helped him rise to the platform that he plays from now.

Barb Wire Dolls are going to do what no band has been able to do within the last two decades-take the music industry by storm.

Downtown Ice's spectacular circular rink provides a perfect setting for skaters who glide under the stars and twirl around 32 twinkling palm trees. Come feel the aloha spirit shared by partners Hawaiian Airlines and Olympic figure…

Christmas in the Park is an annual holiday tradition that takes place in the heart of Downtown San Jose at the Plaza de Cesar Chavez. For more than 30 years, this whimsical event has brought people from all over the Bay Area together…


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Music & Clubs

Shots! Lil John Gets Turnt At Pure Lounge

Turn down for what? Lil John kept the party live at Pure Lounge in Sunnyvale.

The King of Crunk got his party on at Pure Lounge in Sunnyvale on Thursday, spinning a set of club bangers and spraying the crowd with champagne. Our photographer CJ Supnet was there to capture the action. Whether you made the scene or not, you’re gonna want to peep these photos. » Read More

The Limousines Put The ‘XXX’ Into Xmas: SJ Electro-Pop Duo Playing Last Show At The Blank

The Limousines play their fifth annual 'XXXmas F*ckfest' at The Blank Club.

It’s that time of year again. Cold weather, warm clothing, an effigy of Santa Claus with a strap-on dildo flying through¬†the air. Wait. What? “The whole vibe of the night gets weirder every year,” Limousines frontman Eric Victorino says of the San Jose electro-pop duo’s annual Christmas bash. He can’t quite recall… » Read More

DJ Purple Brings His Dance Karaoke To JJ’s

Dance dance karaoke: Steve Hays, a.k.a. DJ Purple, puts on a different kind of karaoke show.

For more¬†than a decade, Steve Hays has been spinning records at bars and clubs from the peninsula up to San Francisco. The Redwood City man now hosts regular nights at The Patio in Palo Alto and Slate in San Francisco, and says his gigs are only getting better. Hays recalls one particularly… » Read More


'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

It's a biblical epic done the George Bernard Shaw way-throw the agnostics a bone, and suggest that religious zealots are a threat to an orderly functioning society. Exodus: Gods and Kings is rich, gilded, crisply digitalized pagan spectacle in sharp 3D. Haters are blind to the humor, which was far thinner in Cecil B. De Mille's Egypt. Here: a sculptor fretting at the model for Ramses's proposed statue ("It is...tall.."). » Read More


Based on the Oprah-honored book that so many serious backpackers hurled against the wall-"Goddamn it, she's dumber than Christopher McCandless!"-Wild may also raise hackles outside the hiking community, in spite of the fact that it's Dallas Buyers Club-director Jean-Marc Vallee's best movie to date. Some even who prefer to camp with a Coleman cooler will watch and indulge in some good old-fashioned slut-shaming, since Wild's author, Cheryl Strayed, told all about her extra-marital affairs and dabbling with heroin. » Read More

The Arts

'Stoned Moon' opens at Stanford

The elegant curvature of a great egret, juxtaposed with the rigid and towering white Saturn V rocket. Both share at least one similarity beyond their chalky pallor-the ability to spring from muggy terra firma of Florida's Atlantic coast and soar heavenward. This shared capability is just one way of interpreting the images shown in "Sky Garden," one of the many prints in Robert Rauschenberg's Stoned Moon series, which chronicled the 1969 Apollo 11 mission. » Read More

TheatreWorks Stages Magical Production of 'Peter and the Starcatcher'

In December 1904, at the Duke of York's Theatre in London, the world had its first taste of what is now an iconic tale. It was there, in a play by Scottish author J.M. Barrie, that audiences were introduced to a place called Neverland and to its unusual inhabitants: Captain Hook, Tinkerbell, the Lost Boys, and of course Peter Pan, "the boy who wouldn't grow up." Barrie's play became the basis for his 1911 novel, Peter and Wendy, and later spawned a string of film and musical adaptations. » Read More

Features & Columns

The Analog Advocate

Brian Hartsell stares off into the distance, focusing on nothing in particular, allowing himself to get lost in the music. "Monk's Mood," the first track off Thelonius Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall, is still spinning when he comes to. The waves of sound weave their way through and around the particles of dust, which hang in the air, illuminated by the shafts of lingering daylight sliding through the venetian blinds. » Read More

Rich Jacobs' Move Photography Invades Seeing Things Gallery

After slithering into Seeing Things Gallery on a Friday afternoon, I am surrounded by aging punk musicians, photographers and skaters. In most cases, each person here is all three. Owner Jai Tanju is banging nails into the wall, prepping for his latest exhibit: one of Rich Jacobs' Move Photography shows. Some of the work is up, while more of it sits on tables ready to hang. In many cases, the artists are half-academic and half-punk, meaning, I immediately feel a sense of belonging. » Read More

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