Metro's Summer Guide 2015

Metro's Summer Guide is overflowing with awesomeness. Beer and food events, hot street fairs, cool concerts, art galleries, plays, movies for date night or the whole family-it's all in here. Read More

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Pinata Protest is a band that creates a fusion of Tex-Mex and punk rock music from San Antonio, TX. They combine the traditional guitar, bass and drums along with an accordion to create a unique sound they deem as "mojado punk."

Mike is the creator and host of the "Young American Comedy Tour," an international tour showcasing stand-up comedians. After performing at the Montreal Comedy Festival, Mike developed sitcoms with Warner Bros. and ABC.

Myth Taverna and Lounge presents Therapy Thursdays with a special DJ each week, mostly featuring local and touring house DJs. No cover at the door and $6 drinks before 11:30pm.

The Bay Areas's premier night club turns country each and every Thursday night with special live performances by original Country bands. With ample free parking and only $5 cover, Charley's LG offers an affordable evening.

Experience the culture and hospitality of the Greek people in an outdoor, open market setting under the beautiful sunshine of amazing San Jose! Just about everything served at the San Jose Greek Festival is homemade by local Greeks

I can still remember when I first heard Armored Saint's awesome 1984 debut, March of the Saint. Purely epic. And yet, listening to their latest stuff, it seems they've only improved.

San Jose's growing indie and punk scene is both prolific and polyamorous. Case in point: Rex Goliath. Featuring members of the Record Winter and Color, Rex Goliath already have a solid three-song EP, How Many Bullets?

Resident DJ at Rehab Pool Party, Hyde Las Vegas. Main Room: Top 40 . Hip Hop . EDM. DJ ehash | DJ LOCZI

Founded in 1969, Sound City is the birthplace of many of the greatest recordings in rock and roll history. School of Rock San Jose students will perform


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Music & Clubs

PHOTOS: FanimeCon 2015


This the 21st annual FanimeCon, comic book exhibition came to San Jose this past weekend, bringing with it, all order or cosplayers. Characters from Dragon Ball Z, Nintendo games, Sailor Moon and The Evil Dead were all in attendance. We sent our photographer, Geoffrey Smith II to check out the action. Take… » Read More

Atlanta Punks, Microwave, Bring The Heat

Switched On: the Atlanta-based Microwave balance pop sensibilities with honesty and pain.

The term “pop punk”¬†used to be thrown around derisively. It was deployed with a sneer, meant to emphasize that the glistening vocal harmonies and sheen of big-budget production found on early aughts albums from the likes of Good Charlotte and the then-peaking Blink-182 made the music somehow less authentic or earnest. The… » Read More

Robert Rich Performing At Mexican Heritage Plaza

Robert Rich is known for creating lush soundscapes. Photo by Brian Tirpack.

In a suburban¬†Silicon Valley garage, piles of digital and analog instruments surround Robert Rich and myself. A decades-long legend in the ambient music world, Rich works out of his studio, and as we’re sitting here, Afghan rugs hang from the wall and ethnic percussion instruments seem asleep in one corner. In another… » Read More


Review: 'About Elly'

Finally getting a release here, the intriguing 2009 Iranian film About Elly is about what they used to call "a fate worse than death"-concerning a vanished Iranian woman who may be either dead or dishonored. Director Ashgar Farahadi (A Separation) includes the sort of mysterious little details that you can only get by letting incidents breathe, instead of calibrating every moment. » Read More

Review: 'Good Kill'

Big E for Effort for Andrew Niccol's didactic, sometimes wishy-washy liberal movie about the drone strikes. Made with an important purpose, Good Kill is, at worse, just another exhibit in some future film retrospective, regarding how American feature films tried to cope with the War on Terror and ended up with scripts that were figuratively doubled over like a Christian Scientist with appendicitis. » Read More

The Arts

'Cinderscape' at Empire Seven Studios

Thoughtful, surreal and magical, the latest exhibit at Empire Seven Studios-Cinderscape, by Oakland-based artist and designer, Jaime Lakatos-explores the devastating impact humans have had on the natural world. Lakatos' art is both disturbing and familiar-all dusted with a touch of fantasy. Her sculptures of animals are brooding, dark and sometimes ambiguous. Some are spotted with patches of real fur; others support stuffed birds on their backs; all feature a texture reminiscent of charred wood. » Read More

'SPECTRUM' Explores an Underrated Medium

In Anno Domini's stunning new exhibit, SPECTRUM, glass is literally and metaphorically transformed in ways both unorthodox and unconventional, forcing the viewer to radically alter their perception of what can be done with the medium. At first glance, the exhibition seems to have nothing to do with glass. Strictly speaking, almost nothing on display actually looks like the material as we usually encounter it. » Read More

Features & Columns

'Sparks' Exhibit Provides Timeline of Glass Sculpture Movement

Right now, approximately 50 pieces of glass art fill the Carmen Castellano Fine Arts Gallery at San Jose City College. Just one of many glass shows already installed or about to be installed around San Jose, this one comes with a catchy title: Sparks: California Glass Networks 1960s to Present, the Glass Movement Catches Fire in California. » Read More

'The Jinx' Renews Focus on Disappearance of California Girl

Eccentric millionaire and accused murderer Robert Durst awaits extradition from Louisiana to California for the alleged killing of his confidante Susan Berman in December 2000. Meanwhile, sources with knowledge of the case indicate that federal investigators continue to focus on Durst as a "person of interest" in the unsolved disappearance of Northern California teenager Karen Mitchell in 1997. » Read More

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