Luna Park Chalk Art Festival Returns this Weekend

Rain swamped last year's Luna Park Chalk Art Festival, but grassroots support continues to buoy the event. Read More

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The multi-talented, hard rock visionary, Rob Zombie will perform at City National Civic of San Jose on September 16. Since 1997, Rob Zombie has achieved great solo artist success with several multi-platinum and gold albums.

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. Also, don't forget…

Join the Jazz Jam at the Hedley, led by drummer Stephen Marley! If you are a musician, bring your instrument and get in the groove. Don't be shy! Don't miss this unique opportunity to play and network with other musicians.

Drummer, educator, and producer Akira Tana is known to ignite the rhythmic spark of the bandstand, with over 100 featured recordings to his name, both national and international tour schedules.

Nine-time GRAMMY award winner singer, songwriter and performer Natalie Cole has proven to be one of the most beloved performers of all time. Cole will release her second book "Love Brought Me Back" in November chronicling her path to…

Tinashe... Performing her hit single "2 on"! Main Room: Top 40 . Hip Hop . Club Hits DJ Ray Styles - Wild 94.9 | iheart Radio

NASA has finally found a task to test the enormous processing power of their biggest supercomputers: computing the number of albums that Crosby, Stills and Nash have between them.

Embark on an enchanted journey of interactive art, pyrotechnics, themed costume-clad performers, special effects, and state-of-the-art design, all to the soundtrack of the best performers dance music has to offer.

Join us at Cafe Stritch as they present an open jazz session with their house band The Eulipions. Held every Sunday evening, this session is open to intermediate to advanced musicians, as well as to those who just want to kick back…


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Music & Clubs

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

Q&A: DJ E-Rock Talks About Friendship With Colin Kaepernick, the Importance of Being Nice and What He Loves Most About Spinning

DJ E-Rock plays Pure Lounge in Sunnyvale on Sept. 12.

It’s hard to get a moment of DJ E-Rock’s time. Known to close friends and family as Eric Nagrampa, he is better known by his stage name in clubs all over the country—from the Bay Area and Las Vegas to Atlantic City. He’s performed for the likes of Barry Bonds and John… » Read More

Insolence Take The Stage At The SoFA Street Fair


There are many parallels to be drawn between the return of the SoFA Street Fair this Sunday and the so-called “reunion” of Insolence, who along with Salmon and Maids of Honor will provide direct support to the festival’s headliner, Fishbone. But whatever you do, don’t call it a comeback. Sure, it’s true that… » Read More


'God Help the Girl'

I must admit that Belle and Sebastian gave me a pleasurable if inch-deep depression—even the very title of their album Fold Your Hands, Child, You Walk Like a Peasant made me want to sit someplace shadowy and think about things. But the sort-of musical God Help The Girl, written and directed by Stuart "Sebastian" Murdoch evaporated before I could watch it all the way through. Based (remotely) on how the Scots band formed, it's the anti-adventures of a quartet of idling young Glaswegians. » Read More

'The Drop'

Dennis Lahane's short story "Animal Rescue" published in the 2009 anthology Boston Noir, is the source for The Drop; it's been transplanted from Dorchester to Brooklyn, and it's graced with some powerful acting by the late, ever-authentic James Gandolfini. He's the namesake of a neighborhood bar called Cousin Marv's. Marv used to own the place, but he got indebted to some Chechen gangsters. The bartender is Marv's own placid, soft-witted cousin Bob (Tom Hardy), a quiet lug in a dingy sheepskin-collared denim jacket. » Read More

The Arts

'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

The Arsenal Hosts 'Graphite Show'

It has become an annual tradition at The Arsenal, the San Jose art shop, studio and gallery space. Each year, a mixture of graffiti artists, tattoo artists, fine artists, illustrators and designers come together to showcase their work in a particular medium. This year the artists have been limited to pencil and paper for the "Graphite Show," which opens this weekend. » Read More

Features & Columns

Women & Innovation

The attention lavished on Meg Whitman, Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer belies the reality that an abysmally small percentage of the valley's top execs are women. Can Silicon Valley be the innovation leader of the future if it clings to male-centric business models of the past? » Read More

'22 Joes Every Day' at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library

Twenty-two plastic toy G.I. Joe dolls hang suspended from nooses attached to an overhang inside the Martin Luther King, Jr. Main Library. Parachutes hang beneath them. The number 22 refers to the number of veterans in the U.S. who commit suicide every single day. Several of us who showed up for the fourth-floor reception participated by hanging the Joes ourselves. Each day last week, culminating on Monday, Sept. 8, participants suspended 22 more Joes from the ceiling-22 each evening to commemorate those veterans who end their lives ona daily basis. » Read More

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