Local Pop Punk Band 5606 Celebrates 15 Years This Weekend

Anniversary show celebrates a decade and a half of 5606 and their evolution as a band. Read More

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As part of a Record Store Day sale at On The Corner Music brings in LA electro/hip-hop producer Egyptian Lover to do a rare DJ set. On top of breaking trends during the 80s and 90s rap scene in LA he's also toured with M.I.A. in 2004.

Original Gravity Public House is throwind a party, Lagunitas Brewing Co style. Come hang on our back patio with buckets of Day Time, their delicious Fractional IPA! Tunes will be spinning and we will also be smoking up a meat special…

DJ Romeo of 50 Cent's elite ShadyVille DJ squad spins at the Engima party at WET this Friday night. He was one of the first 20 DJs to be selected as an "Official MySpace DJ," putting him alongside guys like DJ AM, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and…

Spamalot tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the…

Todd Glass is an American comedian from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, best known for his appearances as a contestant on the second and third seasons of NBC's Last Comic Standing.

Easter Brunch w/ Gail Dobson Jazz Band & Student Perform-ance 12pm-4pm. Enjoy some classic New Orleans fare and live music at the Poor House Bistro. Each night features a live performance from a different guest.

The San Jose Giants are a professional baseball team in the Class A Advanced California League. The team has been affiliated with the San Francisco Giants since 1988 and has boasted one of the best records in the minor leagues after…

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.

It's 2014 and men still dominate the music industry-that doesn't mean there aren't a lot of talented female artists working today. Two of them, Jackie Gage (vocalist from local jazz/soul outfit the JurassiC) and Nehal Abuelata (singer…

It's 2014 and men still dominate the music industry-that doesn't mean there aren't a lot of talented female artists working today. Two of them, Jackie Gage (vocalist from local jazz/soul outfit the JurassiC) and Nehal Abuelata (singer…

LateNite@theCoop is all about having a casual, fun packed, adult-like atmosphre with live bands, booze and dance. Looking to provide a quality Friday night place for all 21 and over to enjoy. We ask that you respect the casual genre…

The Jim Jones Revue is a throwback in the best way possible, taking the rare ore of old-school rock & roll and fashioning it into something modern and relevant. The band's sets are less like the somnambulist exercises that pass for…

Team Giselle is excited to bring you a day of music, food, art and shopping! We will have live bands on the patio, DJs inside, gourmet food goodness, drinks on special, a raffle, auction and live art. 100% of the proceeds go to the…

In the Regional Premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's new comedy Lynn Nottage draws upon the screwball films of the 1930s to take a funny and irreverent look at racial stereotypes in Hollywood. It is a seventy-year journey…

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Music & Clubs

Thou Brings Louisiana Sludge Metal to San Jose

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With slow, chugging riffs, growling vocals and a penchant for large concept albums, Louisiana sludge metal band Thou have, by their very nature, always discouraged mainstream attention. However, lead singer Bryan Funck thinks Thou’s latest album, Heathen, is their most accessible to date. Granted, the songs are longer, slower and centered on… » Read More

Local Pop Punk Band 5606 Celebrates 15 Years This Weekend

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Fifteen years is a milestone for any band, especially for one that formed while its members were still in high school. Local pop-punkers 5606, now in their late 20s, have accomplished a lot in the past decade and a half, including releasing four albums and going on dozens of tours. They celebrate… » Read More

Monday Funk: Motown On Mondays Brings a New Spin to Classic Soul in San Jose

Hi MOM! The Motown on Mondays crew at 55 South. Photo by Brian Kirksey

A well-dressed yet casual crowd of varied age sips craft cocktails as they’re serenaded by the timeless voice of Marvin Gaye. While the legendary crooner’s delivery remains untouched, he’s supported by a hip-hop backdrop, complete with booming 808 kick. It seemed like the day’s rain may scare some away, but it’s 10:30pm… » Read More

Movies

Transcendence

Pretty damned bad. Another example of 2014 CG used to animate 1974's science fiction ideas. After an overlong TED-talk lecture about the importance of AI, Lawrence Livermore scientist Will Caster (a colorless Johnny Depp) is shot with a poisoned bullet by anti-technology terrorists. With the help of Evelyn (Rebecca Hall), his "partner in life and work" as she describes herself, Caster is uploaded first into a program, and then into the Internet. » Read More

Finding Vivian Maier

The aloof meets the Maloof in Finding Vivian Maier, John Maloof's account of the detective work he did to learn more about the woman whose photographs he discovered in a locker. Vivian Maier never exhibited her photos and home movies, shot from World War II to the 1970s. Some of the immense volume of work is harder-edged versions of the photojournalism that made Life magazine sometimes indelible, sometimes trite; other pieces are compassionate, invaluable images of people on the margins, taken by a brave photographer. » Read More

The Arts

The Art/Life Forum Comes to the Mexican Heritage Plaza

When Demone Carter broadened his job description from rapper to rapper/youth arts mentor a decade ago, he was struck by the alarming lack of multicultural leadership in the nonprofit world. A few years later, a study confirmed that observation: fewer than 10 percent of nonprofits are led by people of color. The statistics look worse for boards of directors. » Read More

Silicon Valley Contemporary

On a list of places best known for play-Aspen, the Hamptons, Palm Springs-Silicon Valley stands out as a region proud of its renown for work. The Hamptons Expo Group, which holds art fairs in all of the aforementioned spots, as well as in Houston, zeroed in on Silicon Valley as the next logical spot for such an event, because the monetary rewards of all of that work have created an area filled with potential art collectors. » Read More

Features & Columns

Is Social Media Ruining the Lives of Young Women

Every few months or so, I take a moment to pause and reflect on one of the few things in my life that causes me profound and unshakable gratitude. Thank God, or whatever benevolent force there may be in this universe, I think to myself, that Twitter did not exist when I was in high school. Of course, this introspection isn't without cause. Every few months, there seems to arise a new chunk of evidence—or at least a new wave of think pieces—about how the Internet is ruining the lives of young women. » Read More

Shirlie Montgomery Picturing San Jose since 1938

Earlier this week saw the opening of Shirlie Montgomery: Picturing San Jose Since 1938, a photo exhibit of works by the late local legend, who passed away in 2012 at the age of 94. A freelance photographer for most of the 20th century, Montgomery documented celebrities, politicians, notable folk around town and, especially, professional wrestling during the '40s, '50s and '60s. » Read More

The Best of Silicon Valley 2014

The mid-20th Century was Santa Clara Valley's defining era. It transformed a charming, blossoming agricultural region into an industrial powerhouse. That critical age's physical remnants, out of short-term financial expediency, are being deleted from the landscape's memory files. IBM's modernist Building 25 burned down a few years ago. The Retro Dome was demolished, and the Century domes on Winchester Boulevard are staring down the barrel of the same cruel fate. » Read More

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