Editions of Him: 'David Bowie Is' explores the musician
and showman's many incarnations

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Little Mix were crowned winners of UK's The X Factor in December of 2011. On June 5, 2013 the band's album, DNA, became the highest debut ever for a British female group's first album.

So far, not every review of Katy Perry's Prismatic tour has offered gushing praise, though there are more than a fair share, as seemingly with every giant pop arena tour. But there's one thing every reviewer can agree on: there's a…

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.

Join us as the Brit becomes your favorite Karaoke bar every Wednesday and Sunday Nights! Hosted by DJ Hank, we've got thousands of songs to choose from and drink specials all night long!

Toll House and Three Degrees in Bringing Back Shake It Up Wednesdays! Enjoy great food and drinks while you listen to some great music. Wednesdays 4-10pm (music 6-10p)

Documented as the most successful female artist in the history of music with 70 hit singles in five decades, over 100 million records sold worldwide and a pop culture legacy defined as iconic Diana Ross is the consummate entertainer.

Going for 11 years strong, Foxy Thursdays brings plenty of funk, soul, deep, downtempo, chill, disco, and soulful house tunes to the dance floor. Located in Cardiff Lounge in Downtown Campbell, attendees can be sure to catch some…

"John Witherspoon has earned the reputation as one of America's funniest dads. He was Ice Cube's (Craig's) outrageously funny, dog-catching dad in the urban trilogy of "Friday" movies, "Pops" on "The Wayans Brothers" sitcom, and Spoon…

It's been six years since celebrated female duo Azure Ray released their critically acclaimed album Hold On Love. With three prior full-lengths and an EP, the duo drew fans from around the globe with their transcendent songwriting and…

Driicky Graham, rapper from North Carolina, will be performing "Snapbacks & Tattoos" live at Studio 8. SIgned to independent record label E1 Music and Nu World Era Music Group, Driicky Graham was pursued by both Epic and Interscope.

Vs. Nevada (9/27). San Jose State University's Spartans football team, led by Head Coach Ron Caragher, embarks on another season of Mountain West Conference Football.

Hip-hop has certainly changed now that regular guys with normal childhoods can aspire to rap stardom. Like Dom Kennedy: after taking a few courses in business management at a community college, he decided to drop out and try his luck…

Indian cinema, popularly known around the world as Bollywood, has carved its niche because of its stories and music. Bollywood, over the years, has not just entertained the Indian audiences but has also garnered a lot of love and…

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Music & Clubs

Killah Priest of Wu-Tang Brings New Book, ‘The Psychic World of Walter Reed,’ to Back Bar SoFA

Killa Priest will be touring behind his new book, 'The Psychic World of Walter Reed.'

For his 10th studio album, Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Killah Priest went big. Really big. The Psychic World of Walter Reed, is a sprawling two-disc conceptual record that covers everything from rugged street-hardened tales of dope dealing and gun running, as well as cosmic journeys to the ends of the universe. The album… » Read More

EDM Festivals, Like Beyond Wonderland, Are Markers Of Generational Shifts, Changing Tastes

Every generation has had a DJ Snake and a song that has asked, in one way or another: ‘Turn down for what?’

DJ Snake, who along with Lil John, created one of the most unabashedly, antagonistic party anthems in recent memory, will be headlining the Beyond Wonderland electronic music festival this Saturday. That song, “Turn Down for What,” exhorts listeners to keep the volume pumped, both literally and figuratively—as “turned up,” or “turnt,” in… » Read More

CAKE To Play NYE 2015 Party At City National Civic

CAKE will ring in New Year's Eve 2015 at the City National Civic in San Jose.

If you’re the kind of person that scoffs at the notion of devoting an entire night of your life to celebrating something as arbitrary and contrived as beginning of a new year, then you might consider catching the Sacramento-based sultans of sarcasm, CAKE, as they ring in NYE 2015 at the City National Civic… » Read More

Movies

'Wetlands'

Essentially benign and yet one of the grossest movies ever made, David Wnendt's Wetlands adapts a scandalous (and apparently very episodic) German semi-autobiographical coming of age novel. YA lit means a whole different thing over there, God bless them. It's a series of daydreamy anecdotes in the life of Helen (Carla Juri). She's spending some down time in the hospital; prone to the piles already, Helen gave herself a rectal injury from shaving herself too fast. » Read More

'The Skeleton Twins'

Craig Johnson's pretty much perfect The Skeleton Twins is about the reunion of a brother and a sister: a pair of small town messes still trying to look suave under duress. When they were young, their father committed suicide. Shortly afterward, their mother (Joanna Gleason) fled the wreckage to become a New Age charlatan in Sedona, Arizona. » Read More

The Arts

Preview: 'Art' at City Lights Theater Company

The "art" from which Art takes its name is less a painting than a blank canvas. And while the stark white work sits figuratively and literally at the center of Yasmina Reza’s 1994 play, the production isn’t really so much about the piece, as it is about the way three friends respond to it and to each other over the course of of the play. » Read More

'The Science of Booze' at C2SV with Adam Rogers

With C2SV running all weekend and the return of the SoFA Street Fair this Sunday, many a San Jose party animal has likely asked himself: "How the hell am I going to take in all the festivities and show up to work on Monday feeling like a human?" Here at Metro we've certainly been debating the conundrum. Fortunately, even if you do get carried the way on the back of a Moscow Mule during Cafe Stritch's two local music showcases or put away one too many Hennchatas at Chacho's during Ruckatan's set, you'll be able to look people in the eye on Monday, confident in the knowledge that at least you understand the science behind all the preposterous and juvenile behavior you engaged in over the weekend. » Read More

Features & Columns

South Bay Naturists shield nude beach with 27th Annual Cleanup Day

Rich Pasco, dressed like a tourist in a white souvenir tee tucked into navy-blue shorts, cautiously descends a dusty path between two cliffs at Bonny Doon Beach. He arrives at his picnic spot breathless from hotfooting it across the sand, and, without pause, he begins to disrobe. Every Monday afternoon, Pasco, 63, joins his friend for a game of Scrabble in the raw at the secluded quarter-mile patch of sand and surf north of Santa Cruz. They met in 1978 at the clothing-optional north end of the beach, where the crescent shape of the cliffs buffers the wind. » Read More

Luna Park Chalk Art Festival

Last year, Mother Nature exerted her forceful wrath upon the Luna Park Chalk Art Festival. The rain came down and washed the poor art away. Some artists got a chance to draw their work the day beforehand, while others began the morning of the festival, only to see their work wiped out by torrential downpour. This Saturday, Backesto Park once again hosts the Luna Park Chalk Art Festival, with dozens of artists and vendors taking over the park and hundreds of high school-aged volunteers getting in on the action. » Read More

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