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"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!!

INSOLENCE Founders and Original Members RudeBoy Mando and Joey Ruiz Reuniting to Bring you the classic INS Music form the early Dayz. 1995-2002

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…

Curious Quail once again headlines The Art Boutiki and bring their friends Plus or Minus from Portland for The Big Rock Show. Zen Zentith will provide an acoustic opening to the show as this will be a Dr. Who themed night.

"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…

San Jose Taiko is offering a workshop to the public, giving participants the opportunity to learn the basics of Taiko Japanese drum style. In this three-hour workshop, the a brief history of the origins of Taiko will be covered,…

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


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Music & Clubs

Electronic Sriracha Festival Spices Up Labor Day

DJ Basura, resident DJ at the Blank Club, is one of many local DJs spinning at the Electronic Sriracha Festival.

Even the guy who organized the forthcoming Electronic Sriracha Festival, slated to take place Labor Day Weekend in San Jose’s St. James Park, isn’t exactly sure why he decided to pair the the popular hot sauce with electronic dance music, or, in the parlance of our times, EDM. Sriracha hot sauce and… » Read More

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks Coming To Catalyst

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks.

It’s been two years since Animal Collective’s last album, Centipede HZ, but singer and multi-instrumentalist Avey Tare has used his free time to ratchet up that record’s tense vibe. Tare, whose real name is David Portner, has just released Enter the Slasher House, the debut album from his project Avey Tare’s Slasher… » Read More

Comedian Brian Regan At Mountain Winery

Brian Regan has made a career out of making the humdrum hilarious.

Brian Regan, who plays at The Mountain Winery in Saratoga this weekend, always re-ties his shoes before walking onstage. After all, it would look really unprofessional if a shoe came off in the middle of his performance. It’s a mundane ritual, but mundane is gold for Regan. The veteran comedian has made a… » Read More


'If I Stay'

Gayle Forman's best-sellers are the kind of thing that should make Young Adult authors feel uneasy about their craft; the work reads like someone describing what they've been watching on television. (Forman won an award once for "writing for reluctant readers." It's as if literature contained gluten.) If I Stay preserves the essence rare. The "ex-riot grrl" mommy Kat (Mireille Enos) consoles her child: "Life is this big fat gigantic stinking mess, and that's the beauty of it." Director R. J. Cutler visualizes the azure televisionistic glow of the book as a Thomas Kinkade view of alternative Portland, Oregon. » Read More

'B Movie Bombs' Opens at 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

The Arts

'Fatal Laughs': The Art of Robert Arneson

Humor has always been a powerful tool for exposing, exploring and deflecting the darkest aspects of the human condition. The recent death of comedian and Bay Area resident Robin Williams-who transformed depression into brilliant comedy-has only served to crystallize this truth. When it comes to tortured souls turning their inner turmoil into vivid and uproarious artistic expression, Williams is not alone. A new exhibit opening today at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, explores the work of another local artist: the late Robert Arneson. » Read More

Silicon Valley Pride 2014

An LGBT Pride event by any other name—still a huge party with plenty to celebrate. And for its 39th year, the South Bay's major Pride event will not only adopt a new name but also streamline the festivities. Taking the new, more geographically inclusive moniker "Silicon Valley Pride," the festival (formerly known as San Jose Pride) takes place on Sunday, Aug. 17, at Discovery Meadow in downtown San Jose. As the festival rebrands, this year's theme, "Honoring Our Past, Securing Our Future," offers a nod to past accomplishments as well as continuing civil rights battles for LGBT equality. » Read More

Features & Columns

Lou's Village Closing... Again

For 60 years, Lou's Village occupied a parcel of land at 1465 W. San Carlos Street, just past Meridian, as one ventures outbound from downtown San Jose. When Lou's opened in 1946, that part of town was essentially the western outskirts of San Jose. After decades of banquets, weddings, big band gigs, comedy, doo-wop, celebrities, scallops and tons of 49ers, Earthquakes and Sharks parties, the place closed in 2006. » Read More

Controversy Surrounds Transgender Participation in Professional Sports

Chloie Jonsson cycles through her clean complex, perfecting her form. With heels planted firmly to the mat, her hands grip a chalked-up barbell. Mind to muscle, eyes on the mirror, she watches her body in motion. She glides the bar up her shins and with a quick hop, flips her hands back, elbows up, and rests it on her clavicles while sinking into a squat. Rising again, steady, bar still at her neck. Release. The 165-pound weight slams to the rubber mat with a slight bounce. » Read More

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