Lou's Village Closing... Again

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San Francisco's Fresh & Onlys are back, following up 2012's stunning Long Slow Dance with Soothsayer, a special digital and 12" vinyl installment release. Featuring six brand new tracks that are heavy on the pop-side, the Onlys…

Texas denizen Brett Johnson has a one-line bio posted on his Facebook page. "I make things that glow in the dark," it reads. It's appropriate enough. Johnson's made a name for himself crafting glow-stick ready mixes of funky, deep…

"Hailing from Trem", the most musical neighborhood in the most musical city New Orleans, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews has made the leap from child prodigy to Professional Master Musician.

Behold the living legends! Children of All Ages will believe in the unbelievable with the all-new circus spectacular, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents LEGENDS, coming to the Bay Area

Thursday, Aug. 21: 2013 Grammy Award-winning Latin rock band La Santa Cecilia will get things going, and then hand the stage over to Latin jazz legend Pete Escovedo and his Orchestra.

"Everything I love can be summed up by the moment I get on stage, and start giving the people what they want. That's real love. That's real music."

Wiz Khalifa w/ Young Jeezy, Tyga, Rich homie quan, Iamsu, DJ Drama & Much More Live @ Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View Friday, August 22nd!!

ROC Race 5k is the original gameshow-inspired obstacle challenge that features larger than life obstacles like the infamous Wrecking Ball, the World's Largest Inflatable Water Slide, and the brand new Sweeper, among several other epic…

The Rewind tour is hitting the Shoreline on August 23 featuring Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow and Gloriana. Unstoppable marked a turning point for these pop-country bros - gone were the modest guitar strums, sentimental virtues and…

"Nine Inch Nails were the most popular industrial group ever and were largely responsible for bringing the music to a mass audience. It isn't really accurate to call NIN a group; the only official member is…

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Music & Clubs

Sleepy Sun Come ‘Full Circle’ At First City Festival

San Francisco-based Sleepy Sun formed in Santa Cruz. They play the First City Festival this weekend.

Bret Constantino spent last weekend on the phone with journalists, packing and getting his affairs in order. The lead singer of San Francisco psych rock revivalists Sleepy Sun is gearing up for a month-long European tour in support of his band’s fourth full-length record, Maui Tears. But before Constantino catches a flight… » Read More

The Fresh and Onlys to Play Cafe Stritch

The Fresh and Onlys play Cafe Stritch on Aug. 19.

A gumbo of psychedelic rock, jangle pop, folk and punk, The Fresh and Onlys are one of the most definitive bands of the San Francisco garage rock revival scene. Twangy guitar hooks, spacey vocals and bubblegum percussion, swirl together into a hazy, psychedelic cocktail that is quintessentially San Francisco. They play  the… » Read More

Q&A: Roger Moorehouse, DJ For Cardiff Lounge’s ‘Foxy Thursdays,’ Talks EDM, House, Burritos

Roger Moorehouse spins every Thursday at Foxy Thursdays at the Cardiff Lounge in Campbell.

Talking to Roger Moorehouse, host and a resident DJ for Foxy Thursdays at the Cardiff Lounge, was like getting a sneak peek into some of the little rooms that make up the house of house music. He broke down the difference between filtered disco and soulful house—and even suggested that “EDM is… » Read More

Movies

'B Movie Bombs' come to Camera 3

A film doesn't exist that's large enough to take in all of India, but Richie Mehta, director, writer and location manager for Siddharth, got a good portion of it. His nigh-completely melodrama-free quest film is in the neo-realist trad taken from Italian models like The Bicycle Thief. The story tells of an unimaginable tragedy, yet it's not an ordinary expose of a dysfunctional society. You can focus on the individual reactions and take in a sense of hope and endurance. » Read More

'Siddharth'

A film doesn't exist that's large enough to take in all of India, but Richie Mehta, director, writer and location manager for Siddharth, got a good portion of it. His nigh-completely melodrama-free quest film is in the neo-realist trad taken from Italian models like The Bicycle Thief. The story tells of an unimaginable tragedy, yet it's not an ordinary expose of a dysfunctional society. You can focus on the individual reactions and take in a sense of hope and endurance. » Read More

The Arts

Remembering Robin Williams and his Lesser-Seen Roles

We in Northern California took the death of Robin Williams personally and keenly. Williams sightings were common, and we felt, however presumptuously, that he was one of us. If, as the Northern Californian critic David Thomson put it, "'The Robin Williams Picture' had become a warning signal" we could make it a north/south thing and chalk it up to the stupidity of The Industry. They thought of Williams as the eternal boy, the alien in rainbow suspenders, all the way to the end; they judged that Mrs. Doubtfire required a sequel every bit as tedious as the first one. » Read More

'Ex Post Facto' at Empire Seven Studios

At the age of 7 Francisco Graciano already knew he wanted to be an artist. The East Side San Jose native figured that out when he handed his second-grade classmate a drawing he'd done-a cartoon character he'd created after carefully studying his uncle's "stash" of comics. "Seeing his reaction is what convinced me," Graciano says. » Read More

Features & Columns

Dating, Relationships and Gaming

She was sitting in the foyer of the preschool where she worked, clad in a red cardigan and clutching a paperback copy of For the Love of Evil, the sixth of eight books in a Piers Anthony's fantasy series. Tony Vargas took it as a good omen. Days earlier, his friend beseeched him to invite the pretty blonde bookworm, Michelle, to a Dungeons & Dragons group. Vargas was dungeon master—"DM" in D&D parlance-the one in charge of the game. » Read More

San Jose Jazz Summer Fest makes a scene in downtown San Jose

The silver anniversary of the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest unfolded on several stages, streets, sidewalks, bars and restaurants last weekend. When viewed through a yin-yang lens of half-urban and half-suburban, the experience tilts slightly more urban as each year goes by. Cafe Strich threw its second annual celebration of its patron saint, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, leading up to the festival. As with last year, this three-night series of cosmic mind-blowing sets was not technically part of the festival, but one couldn't separate them from the festival experience. » Read More

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