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Copacabana Clarinet: Anat Cohen at Cafe Stritch

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SV411: The Metro Podcast — May 25, 2017

THE SYMPATHIZER: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen joins this week's podcast.

They say to always underpromise and overdeliver—and, for once, SV411 podcast pulled off the feat. This week we speak with Pulitzer Prize-winner Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Sympathizer. Viet shares his story on growing up as a refugee in San Jose and how he made peace with the city. We also… » Read More

Chulita Vinyl Club Spins Sisterly Solidarity, Heritage

THE CREW: The Bay Area chapter of the Chulita Vinyl Club concludes its monthlong residency at The Ritz this Thursday.

When Claudia Saenz relocated from Austin to San Jose, she found a thriving Latino DJ scene, which she definitely could appreciate. However, like most corners of the entertainment industry, she found that the local nightlife circuit was run predominantly by men. “I’m pretty new to San Jose, but I have noticed it is… » Read More

Hit List: Best Music, Art & Culture May 24-30

UKE MOVES: Jake Shimabukuro is a virtuoso on the ukulele.

This week Silicon Valley is popping off with a diverse set of musical events. Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro brings his unique skillset to the Oshman JCC, the American-born Bermudian reggae artist Collie Buddz celebrates the release of his new album “Good Life” at Los Gatos Bar and Grill and Super Soul Bros.… » Read More

SV411: The Metro Podcast — May 18, 2017

BOOSTRAPPED: Our podcasting equipment is nowhere as nice and shiny as this. But we still manage to talk the news at ya.

New name, same old game. We’ve officially settled on calling ourselves SV411. You’ll have to listen to the podcast to understand why. This week we talk about our annual Summer Guide issue, which hit Metro racks yesterday. Give a listen, y’all! » Read More

The Banality of Evil & The Inoffensiveness of U2

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR? U2's performance at Levi's Stadium was certainly entertaining, so why do the haters hate? Photo by Greg Ramar.

On the way home from Levi’s Stadium last night, my mind was swimming as I mulled over exactly what I made of everything I’d just witnessed. Irish alternative pioneers U2 had performed to a totally stoked crowd at Levi’s Stadium, running through a litany of arena-rattling anthems like “Where the Streets Have… » Read More

Metro Silicon Valley Podcast — May 10, 2017

COOL 'CAST CAT: You want to be hip and informed like this dude, right? Listen to our podcast!

Welp… It’s that time again. We humbly present to you, dear reader (and listener) the fourth Metro Silicon Valley podcast, which we are tentatively calling SV411. In this ‘cast, Metro Managing Editor Josh Koehn and A&E Editor Nick Veronin discuss this week’s issue. Our May 10 cover story comes to us with… » Read More

Copacabana Clarinet: Anat Cohen at Cafe Stritch

GIRL FROM IPANEMA: Anat Cohen is actually from Tel Aviv. But lately, she’s been enchanted by the choro music of Rio.

Acclaimed jazz clarinetist Anat Cohen has always connected with Brazilian music, though it took moving across an ocean for her to realize it. “I heard it growing up in Israel,” she says, noting that she often encountered samba tunes with Hebrew lyrics in her native Tel Aviv. “I just didn’t know it… » Read More