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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…

Temporary girlfriend is a four-piece band consisting of Jamie on vocals and guitar, Arone on guitar and drums, Dren on Bass and drums and Maxwell on Drums and whatever else is needed. Formed after a brief stint of living together,…

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…

A born and bred New Yorker, Colin Kane has been laying the comedy smackdown on packed houses since 2002, forging his career on the New York comedy circuit. Playing to audiences in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, D.C., Chicago, Mexico…

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…

Anya Kvitka performs her first local show with the Get Down since releasing four free EPs in March. I wanted to make more of a body of work that resembled a side of me. I wanted to organize it a little better.

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…

Tyga and Problem, two of biggest names in the latest crop of rappers from LA, join forces for a show in San Jose. Tyga is currently signed to Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Universal Republic Records.

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

Tyga’s Show in San Jose Highlights the Return of Mainstream West Coast Hip-hop

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Finally, the hip-hop pendulum is swinging back to the West Coast. After roughly a decade of Southern rappers dominating the charts, the rise of Kendrick Lamar and a handful of other rappers in LA, and the burgeoning success of the Bay Area’s own Iamsu and Sage the Gemini, are creating momentum that… » Read More

Foster the People, MIA to Headline BFD at Shoreline

MIA at Treasure Island Music Festival in 2007. Photo by Matt Crawford.

With a little more than a month before the June 1 festival at Shoreline Amphiteatre, Live 105 announced today the lineup for its annual BFD Festival with Foster the People and MIA topping the bill. The festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with four stages of music. Other highlights include Phantogram,… » Read More

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

Movies

On My Way

If there's such a thing as a French heimat movie-like the German genre that seeks that nation's heartland—Emmanuelle Bercot's On My Way (Elle S'en va) is it. The star is Catherine Deneuve, but her half-century career in films isn't treated as stuffy material to be honored. It's a playful, loose film with no queening allowed. Deneuve is a prime center for such an examination of France. She once had a government job modeling for the French Republic's Marianne emblem, which is as if the U.S. State Department had hired Bruce Willis to pose as a bald eagle. » Read More

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

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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