The New Museum Los Gatos Explores Art and History

The New Museum Los Gatos is still a work in progress. It is slated to open to the public June 6. Read More

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In country today, there are too many fresh faces singing obnoxiously twangy tunes that are as authentic as biscuits and gravy at I-Hop. Merle Haggard is not like them. The flag-bearer for outlaw country met hardship as soon as he…

It's back. It's black. And it's bigger than ever. The long-running, DJ Basura-helmed new wave, alternative, indie and electropop dance party has moved from it's old home at the now-closed Blank Club to it's new home at San Jose's…

April Macie is a stand-up comedian, television personality, writer and actress. Her first claim to fame was winning Howard Stern's "Funniest, Hottest Comedienne" contest and her appearance on the fourth season of NBC's reality series,…

The art walk is self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring exhibitions and special performances.

Juicy M is international electro and progressive house DJ and producer. She is best known for her videos on YouTube mixing with four CDJ players without using headphones. Juicy M placed among the Top 100 DJs on the Planet by The DJ…

Sonido Clash has been one of the coolest live music series in San Jose for the past five years, bringing cutting-edge Latin performers to San Jose-artists like Los Rakas, Las Kumbia Queers, Astro, Chico Mann.

Black and Brown Vintage and Modern clothing store presents a Spring Fashion Show in celebration of their 10-year anniversary.

Muziki Roberson is a talented and innovative jazz pianist and composer who has spent the last twenty years thriving in some of the most challenging and creative environments of the San Francisco Bay Area jazz scene.

Nobody's going to confuse Kenny Chesney and, say, Black Flag, but Chesney is country music's bona fide DIY star. Somehow, he beat the Nashville machine mentality by playing honkytonks and selling his self-recorded demo at his shows.

Get ready to rumble as The New Kids on the Block return with The Main Event tour, a chance to see the chart-topping band perform hit after hit in the round. NKOTB will be joined on the tour by a couple of powerhouse supporting acts:…

Michael Schenker's been around the heavy metal scene since the '70s, starting out in the Scorpions and gaining fame with German rockers UFO. Despite dropping in and out of UFO and his own sporadic solo projects, Schenker's exceptional…

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

All Time Low Bringing Pop Rock Anthems To San Jose

Guitar Heroes: All Time Low prove guitar-driven pop can still rule the airwaves.

Jack Barakat has just stepped off the plane when his tour manager, at the behest of his publicist, has instructed him to hop on a call to conduct yet another interview in a prolonged publicity campaign pushing his band’s new record. And yet, he is cordial—happy, even—to be talking to the press… » Read More

Black & Brown Celebrating 10 Years At The Ritz

Black & Brown: Keeping San Jose fresh for 10 years.

Being a small business owner in a big city isn’t easy. Just ask Monisha Murray, owner of the San Jose-based Black & Brown clothing boutique; she knows. “It takes a lot out of you,” Murray says, recalling Black & Brown’s early days—when the store was located on West San Carlos Street. Back… » Read More

Vic Ruggiero Of The Slackers Playing Cafe Stritch

Fifteen years into his solo career Vic Ruggiero is still finding ways to keep his material fresh

Sometimes things just click. And sometimes it takes a while. “I wrote a song back in 2000,” Bronx-born singer and songwriter Vic Ruggiero says. “I’m telling you—I was on stage last year and it was the first time I ever understood one of the lyrics I wrote.” Such a breakthrough explains Ruggiero’s focus… » Read More

Movies

Review: 'Far from the Madding Crowd'

By the lights of most of the work of Victorian-era English novelist, Thomas Hardy, the much-filmed Far from the Madding Crowd is practically a frothy rom-com. One can ignore the dead baby, the shot dog and an apparent suicide as mere elements adding tone to the story of a propertied, principled lady. Director Thomas Vinterberg, the Dane who started out his career as a part of the Dogme 95 movement, keeps the tension alive as Miss Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) makes up her mind. » Read More

Review: 'The Avengers: The Age of Ultron'

There's a difference between moral oversimplification and the acknowledgement of contradictions that cannot be reconciled. The Avengers: The Age of Ultron ultimately acknowledges that it's all about the contradictions. A consistently fascinating blockbuster, it picks up the sometimes-frustrating conscientiousness from the Marvel comics. » Read More

The Arts

The New Museum Los Gatos Explores the Intersection of Art and History

Theses days the New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) may look like a warren of empty space and ongoing construction. But it will soon be one of the premiere art and history museums in the Bay Area. The two-storied space is located next to the Los Gatos library in a quiet corner of the Los Gatos Community Center. With the help of first-time contributors, what started as a small oddity collection in the '60s, has turned into a large and multifaceted museum, specializing in exploring the intersections between art and history. » Read More

'Brian Wall: Squaring the Circle,' Features Recent Work from Sculptor

More than any other media, sculpture has undergone a transformation from striving for the most realistic representation (statues and busts) to virtually whatever an artist can put together in three dimensions, using whatever materials he or she chooses. As a result, Jeff Koons can amass a boat load of flowers, Fred Sandback can stretch yarn from ceiling to floor and Felix Gonzalez-Torres can heap a pile of cough drops in the corner and call it a sculpture. » Read More

Features & Columns

Silicon Alleys 10 Year Anniversary

With Metro's 30th anniversary issue coming up soon, it makes sense to reflect on the 10th anniversary of this column. In April of 2005, Metro gave me some weekly space to ruminate on the San Jose condition. At the time, I had no idea what it would become. The only goal-if there was even a goal-was to provide something different every single week, so readers would never have any idea what to expect. One week, a local barbershop; the next, the use of esoteric gnosticism to analyze the intersection of Kiely and Stevens Creek. » Read More

Behind the Scenes at the Valley's School for Chefs

It's 5 o'clock somewhere—I'm guessing within swimming distance of the Azores. But there are no tropical beaches here and I hear no wine specials in Portuguese. It's about eleven in the morning and I'm quietly enjoying an early happy hour at the International Culinary Center in Campbell. Located in a fairly large, nondescript brown box on the corner of San Tomas Expressway and Hamilton Avenue, the South Bay's premier cooking school shares digs with a Gold's Gym. I couldn't help but smile as I spied the poor saps from the parking lot, doing their leg bends and arm swings behind tinted windows, torturing their bodies while I was about to gulp wine and demolish an assortment of fine meats and cheeses. » Read More

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