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C2SV to Return With The Breeders in September

Some of the biggest names in technology, music and art are set to converge on San Jose's SoFA arts district to discuss the big ideas, share their creative vision and inspire innovation. Read More

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Southern Hustle: Juicy J Gets Ahead by Keeping Money on his Mind

Juicy J got 'Bandz'

Southern Rap’s bouncy party anthems are now ubiquitous in mainstream music. But it wasn’t always that way, especially in the ’90s when East Coast and West Coast Rap dominated the radio and commercial landscape. It was during this lull, in 1991, that Juicy J (born Jordan Michael Houston) plotted to build a… » Read More

C2SV to Return With The Breeders in September


Silicon Valley is about much more than ones and zeros. It’s a thriving cultural center, teeming with artists and thinkers, and this September, at the C2SV festival, some of the biggest names in technology, music and art are set to converge on San Jose’s SoFA arts district to discuss the big ideas,… » Read More

Hurricane Roses Explore Life and Death With Second Album


Roots-tinged rockers Hurricane Roses found a following with the earnest, revealing songs on their 2011 debut record. A quick follow-up would have made a lot of sense for the Bay Area band, but it also would have betrayed the authenticity that their fan base appreciates. In truth, the band members have been… » Read More

Rick Estrin Brings the Nightcats to Redwood City


Growing up in San Francisco with a “beatnik” for a sister, it didn’t take long for Rick Estrin to be introduced to the blues. “When I was 11 years old she started showing me some of her blues records,” Estrin recalls. “I was instantly fascinated.” Champion Jack Dupree’s first album, Blues from… » Read More

Review: Jaake Margo, Blank Frame, Monogatari, De Cor at The Rock Shop

Jaake Margo performs at The Rock Shop.

Jaake Margo is a busy man. He’s the lead singer of Kill the Bats, a San Jose melodic punk band currently recording their debut LP on Asian Man Records. He also recently started promoting local shows at the San Jose Rock Shop, a music store and private club in downtown San Jose.… » Read More

Sleep Release New Song Via Adult Swim

Sleep has released the new track

More than a decade since the proper release of the seminal, 63-minute doom metal masterpiece Dopesmoker, San Jose’s sultans of sludge, Sleep, have recorded a new song, “The Clarity,” releasing it as part of the Adult Swim singles series. While members of Sleep have been making music in other projects—notably the doomy Om and… » Read More

Music After the Park: Li Xi, Everyone is Dirty at Cafe Stritch; Los Seis Pistos at Caravan

Everyone is Dirty plays Cafe Stritch along with Li Xi on July 17.

For those looking for more live tunes after the The Holdup, Finish Ticket and The English Beat wrap their sets at St. James Park at this evening’s Music in the Park, there’s just really one question: Do you feel like indie? Well, do you? What about punk? Either way, you won’t have to… » Read More