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Fleetwood Mac is one of the most celebrated pop-rock acts in the history of rock & roll. Aficionados of electric blues know that the original Fleetwood Mac was one of the most exciting psychedelic rock bands to emerge from the late 60s blues explosion.
Rooster T. Feathers hosts its weekly New Talent Showcase where you can see up-and-coming comedians as they strut their stuff. Professional and amateur comics come out every Wednesday night to hone their comedic craft in front of a live audience at this neighborhood comedy club.
Sake San Jose combines sake tasting with a walk through Historic Japantown San Jose. Join us for the 8th Annual Sake San Jose event this spring 2013! Meet up with friends and family as you leisurely walk through historic Japantown San Jose
Join the Poor House Bistro as they proudly present an evening with Nick Moss & the Flip Tops. Originally starting out his music career as a touring bassist with the likes of Jimmy Dawkins and Muddy Waters, Nick Moss has become a headlining bluesman who was nominated as "Guitarist of the Year" at the 2007 Blues Music Awards.
Juanes comes to the Mountain Winery as they kick off their 2013 Concert Series. With six solo albums to his credit and multi-platinum sales of over 15 million copies, Juanes is currently the world's leading all-Spanish language musical artist.
The Bay Area's largest anime convention, including guest stars, art, games,panel discussions and karaoke, FanimeCon also hosts its fourth annual music festival featuring Japanese and local indie acts. Around 20,000 people are expected to attend this event.
The largest taco event in Northern California, the San Jose Taco Festival brings a variety of taco recipes from more than 35 of the best regional food trucks. All plates will be $5 or less. Short rib tacos, nacho tacos, Vietnamese shrimp tacos and even ice cream tacos is just a sample of the day's menu.
- BFD@Shoreline Amphitheater
- Big Wow Comic Fest 2013@ San Jose Convention Center
- James Franco@ Kepler's
- Mark de Clive-Lowe Remix TrioLive at Pagoda
- Silicon Valley Roller Girls@ San Jose Skate
- Rave Run 2013@ Santa Clara Country Fairgrounds
- The Rolling Stones@ HP Pavilion
- First Friday ArtwalkMay, 3rd 2013
- Blackfest 2013@ Levin Field
- Cafe StritchMay 3rd 2013
- The Workout Party@ Agenda Lounge
- Built to Spill@ Cafe Stritch
Win a $50 dining certificate to The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse in Palo Alto.
Win a PRS Mark Tremonti SE Signature Model guitar (valued at $545) from King Amplification.
The summer concerts season will soon be in full swing and the South Bay is playing host to big-name acts from May through the fall. Some of the top acts on the summer concert schedule: Mountain Winery Between the usual Baby Boomer-bait reunion tours coming through the Mountain Winery this summer are… » Read More
While LL Cool J might not be knocking out hits like he did early in his career, the veteran emcee has orchestrated one of the biggest hip-hop shows of the summer concert season with the Kings of the Mic Tour, also featuring Ice Cube, Public Enemy and De La Soul. Stopping at… » Read More
If you want a captain who double-teams twin alien chicks (they have tails, a la Avatar) and who'll get into senseless fights with prisoners who have already surrendered, Capt. James Tiberius Kirk is your man. Chris Pine's resemblance to our Shatner is mostly physical, a baby-faced thuggery; he's more lowdown, and he has motorcyclist's hooks to the cut of his sideburns. » Read More
Deepa Mehta's diverting, noble attempt to wrangle Salman Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children to the screen (it played at Cinequest this year) is ultimately worth a look, thanks to the power of a book able to look after itself. Rushdie did the script, and the results are what you would expect when a novelist adapts his own work: a preservation of narration above all. » Read More
A novel of riches, of self-made men and the attempt to grasp a single, pure image of the past, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby has been previously thrice-filmed for the big screen. (There's also an unauthorized version titled Citizen Kane.) "His determination to have my company bordered on violence," said Nick Carraway of Tom Buchanan, and that sums up the shaping of the new Baz Luhrmann version. » Read More
SCHONBERG AND BOUBLIL'S Miss Saigon was immensely popular in the 1990s despite some harsh backlash, and the fine local treatment it has received at the hands of Palo Alto Players proves just how well it holds up today. This tale of ill-fated romance between Vietnamese bargirl Kim and American G.I. Chris borrows its basic, glaringly Orientalist premise from Puccini's Madame Butterfly. » Read More
For nearly 40 years, Berkeley photographer Richard Misrach has documented modern industry's impact on nature. Two years ago, his 1991 photos of the Oakland Hills fire were exhibited at the Berkeley and Oakland Museums. Now, his documentation of the Mississippi River delta between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, commissioned by Atlanta's High Museum of Art, is on view at Stanford's Cantor Arts Center. » Read More
Last year, the music industry reported its highest sales since 1999, driven by digital sales. But even with numbers growing and digital platforms surfacing, live music remains a battlefield when it comes to innovation, especially with live streaming. Bands are spending more time on the road to promote their music, but these efforts remain almost exclusively terrestrial. Most live performances that make it online are shaky and gritty, bootleg shots that show up as YouTube clips. » Read More
In the 10 years since its inception, the phenomenon of PechaKucha 20x20 has gone viral in more than 600 cities around the globe, including San Jose. For the uninitiated, PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where anyone can show 20 images, one after the other, each for 20 seconds, while he or she talks. Pronounced pa-CHOCK-oo-cha, the idea began in Tokyo in 2003, when two architects craved a more informal, cafe-style setting to present their ideas. » Read More
Thank you, Mr. Allen, for helping me understand how to think like a consultant. For any political candidates looking for a spin doctor, consider this my resume ('Allen Wrench,' The Fly, May 1). » Read More