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Guitarist, Yvette Young, Leads Math Rock Band, Covet,
With Piano-Like Finger-Tapping

Covet frontwoman Yvette Young gathered a large following online before touring Japan, where she was greeted like a rock star. Read More

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Shots! Lil John Gets Turnt At Pure Lounge

Turn down for what? Lil John kept the party live at Pure Lounge in Sunnyvale.

The King of Crunk got his party on at Pure Lounge in Sunnyvale on Thursday, spinning a set of club bangers and spraying the crowd with champagne. Our photographer CJ Supnet was there to capture the action. Whether you made the scene or not, you’re gonna want to peep these photos. » Read More

The Limousines Put The ‘XXX’ Into Xmas: SJ Electro-Pop Duo Playing Last Show At The Blank

The Limousines play their fifth annual 'XXXmas F*ckfest' at The Blank Club.

It’s that time of year again. Cold weather, warm clothing, an effigy of Santa Claus with a strap-on dildo flying through the air. Wait. What? “The whole vibe of the night gets weirder every year,” Limousines frontman Eric Victorino says of the San Jose electro-pop duo’s annual Christmas bash. He can’t quite recall… » Read More

DJ Purple Brings His Dance Karaoke To JJ’s

Dance dance karaoke: Steve Hays, a.k.a. DJ Purple, puts on a different kind of karaoke show.

For more than a decade, Steve Hays has been spinning records at bars and clubs from the peninsula up to San Francisco. The Redwood City man now hosts regular nights at The Patio in Palo Alto and Slate in San Francisco, and says his gigs are only getting better. Hays recalls one particularly… » Read More

Guitarist, Yvette Young, Leads Math Rock Band, Covet, With Piano-Like Finger-Tapping

Big In Japan: Covet frontwoman Yvette Young gathered a large following online before touring Japan, where she was greeted like a rock star.

Despite some dazzling math rock chops, and a growing fanbase, local singer, songwriter and guitarist Yvette Young is still green when it comes to playing in a band. Her new math-prog rock group, Covet, makes their South Bay debut this Saturday at Homestead Bowl, playing their second show ever. This doesn’t mean Young… » Read More

David Brookings And The Average Lookings Giving In-Store Performance At Streetlight Records

David Brookings (in sunglasses) says he never planned to be a star. He just loves playing music.

He’s been playing music for 25 years, recorded three full-length records at the world-famous Sun Studios in Memphis, and he has more than 130,000 views on YouTube. Still, David Brookings is far from a household name. But he’s cool with that. “I’m not famous, but that doesn’t mean people haven’t bought the… » Read More

MAKJ Bringing His Traditional Turntable Skills And Big Electro House Sound To Pure Lounge

Merging old-school DJ techniques with a modern sound, MAKJ stands out

In an age where too many DJ “performances” amount to little more than the pressing of buttons to initiate pre-recorded tracks, Los Angeles-based MAKJ stands out as a craftsman of the turntable. He scratches, beat-matches and improvises on actual vinyl. And he laments that these most elemental of DJ-ing skills have apparently been… » Read More

We Went To The League Of Legends eSports Tournament At The Shark Tank

A screen shot of League of Legends gameplay.

Ah, the SAP Center. That palace of sport. That hallowed arena where, on most days of the week, one can watch freakishly strong men travel at frightening velocity across an expanse of ice—carried forth upon their bladeshoes, as they vie with wooden paddles for possession of a small rubber saucer, and intermittently… » Read More