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SJ Chamber Orchestra Starts 25th Season

The San Jose Chamber Orchestra kicks off 25th season with a strings-only program. Read More

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C2SV: Christian Rich, Producers Of Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples, Performing At The Continental

Scratch Bros.: Production duo Christian Rich have produced for artists from Lil’ Kim to Vince Staples.

Though they may not enjoy the same level of recognition as some of their name-brand peers, production duo Christian Rich certainly have some serious behind-the-boards bona fides. Beginning with their first major production credit on Lil’ Kim’s 2003 album, La Bella Mafia, these two brothers—born in Chicago and raised in Nigeria—have lent their… » Read More

SJ Chamber Orchestra Starts 25th Season

The Chamber: The Trianon Theatre has been the San Jose Chamber Orchestra’s home for 25 years. Photo by Michelle Longosz.

Twenty-four years ago, Metro columnist Sammy Cohen was a drummer in the Musicians Union, and Barbara Day Turner was a harpsichordist and conductor with superb contemporary music chops. They were friends, and after running into each other at the opera one evening, they contemplated forming an official San Jose chamber orchestra to… » Read More

Darcy James Argue To Debut Conspiracy Theory-Themed ‘Real Enemies,’ At Stanford’s Bing

Connecting the Dots: Renowned jazz composer, Darcy James Argue, worked with Slate writer Isaac Butler to create ‘Real Enemies,’ a multimedia meditation on the history of conspiratorial thinking in America.

False flags, chemtrails, second gunmen and perpetual surveillance. Conspiracy theories are as American as apple pie and have been an integral part of the fabric of this country since before our Founding Fathers even began drafting the Declaration of Independence. At least that’s what Darcy James Argue and Isaac Butler want you to… » Read More

Strata Playing The Ritz For First Time

Reunited And It Feels So Good: Strata frontman, Eric Victorino, says the band is getting used to the idea of playing together again.

Eric Victorino is in high spirits when he answers the phone. Why shouldn’t he be. It’s Friday evening, the laughter and his initial distraction indicates he is amongst friends. Plus, he notes, “I’ve been drinking some wine.” But Victorino has plenty more to be cheerful about. Not long ago, he surpassed the crowdfunding… » Read More

Big Grams to Make Live Debut at Treasure Island Music Festival


Treasure Island Music Festival organizers announced today that Big Grams, a collaboration between Atlanta rapper Big Boi of Outkast and Phantogram, will make their live debut on the island this year. Perhaps the most interesting hip-hop collaboration since El-P and Killer Mike teamed up for Run The Jewels (also performing at the… » Read More

Lisa Lampanelli Coming To Redwood City

Tell It Like It Is: Comedienne Lisa Lampanelli on losing 100 lbs, living into her 90s and Donald Trump.

Lounging onstage at a roast, Lisa Lampanelli laughs at criticism. But when a doctor said, “You don’t see a lot of 70-year-olds weighing what you weigh,” She listened and underwent stomach-reduction surgery to help shed 107 pounds. “I want to live til I’m 95, I got a lot to do. Thankfully, it… » Read More

Narrators Releasing New EP To Art Boutiki

Open Mic Music: Cortnee Langlie and Stephen Duchardt of the local alt-folk duo Narrators met on the local open mic circuit.

As singer-songwriters Cortnee Langlie and Stephen Duchardt are big fans of one another. “There’s stuff Cortnee will come up with that I’ll be like, ‘Where is that in your brain?’” Duchardt says, pausing momentarily to enthusiastically slap the table in front of him for emphasis. He is sitting next to Langlie—his musical partner… » Read More