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OneBeat Residency Brings The Worlds Best Musicians
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Get Up Early And See These Bands At The Treasure Island Music Festival You Lazy Bum!

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So, you went big last night, and all the biggest acts—Outkast, Massive Attack, TV on the Radio and Janelle Monae—they’re not playing until later. And through your dried, bloodshot eyes you are staring angrily at your alarm clock. There’s no way you’re getting up now to get down to the Treasure Island… » Read More

Turn The Key: San Jose Jazz Speakeasy-Style Gala At SV Capital Club To Benefit Music Education

'Gritty Saloon Jazz' band Tumbledown House will headline the San Jose Jazz gala event.

Like many great artistic movements, jazz was born out of rebellion—growing, in some cases quite literally, from an underground. Speakeasies, those often subterranean and always illicit watering holes, which sprung up all over America during prohibition served as the launch pad for America’s indigenous music. And so it makes sense that San… » Read More

Rarely Shown Rolling Stones Documentary Screening Tonight At Stanford University

This image, taken by Robert Frank, is among many on display at the 'Robert Frank in America' exhibit currently at Cantor Arts Center at Stanford. Frank's rarely shown Rolling Stone's documentary, 'Cocksucker Blues,' will be screened Oct. 15 at the Annenberg Auditorium.

This evening, the rarely screened and highly acclaimed documentary on the Rolling Stones, Cocksucker Blues, will be screened at Stanford University, as part of the Cantor Arts Center exhibit, Robert Frank in America. And you can check it out for free. The documentary, directed and shot by American street photography icon, Robert Frank, was filmed… » Read More

Tony! Toni! Tone! To Play First San Jose Music Fest

Tony! Toni! Toné! play the San Jose Music Fest.

Though the weather is shifting and summer is officially over, those familiar with the Bay Area’s peculiar weather know that a few hot days still remain this year. And with the help of one of the biggest acts ever to come out of the East Bay, it’s going to feel like summer… » Read More

OneBeat Residency Brings The Worlds Best Musicians To The Montalvo Arts Center

Neil Chua, a Ruan player from Klang, Malaysia, is one of the musicians participating in this year’s OneBeat at the Montalvo Arts Center. Photo courtesy Neil Chua.

For the past two weeks, the Montalvo Arts Center has been the host of the OneBeat international music consortium and residency program. Montalvo has served as a temporary home, recording studio and performance space for 25 musicians, aged 19-35, from all over the world. They’ve come together to share the musical traditions of… » Read More

PHOTOS: Moon Duo At Cafe Stritch

Ripley Johnson (center), guitarist and singer for Moon Duo, enjoyed a beer at his band's merch table after the their Oct. 11 show at Cafe Stritch. Johnson is flanked by keyboardist and vocalist Sanae Yamada (right) and Moon Duo's new drummer, John Jeffrey.

The San Francisco-bred indie-psych droners, Moon Duo, drew a sizable crowd to Cafe Stritch in San Jose’s SoFA district on Saturday. The show, booked by the “boutique music and events curator and presenter,” (((folkYEAH))), featured retro, acid test-esque light projections courtesy of Mad Alchemy Liquid Lights and ambient opener Matt Baldwin and the… » Read More

Sex And Cycling: Check Out This Bicycle-Themed Erotic Film, ‘Bike Smut 8,’ Screening At Back Bar

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It’s hard, fast-moving and you stick it between your legs. No… Not that. Get your mind out of the gutter. We’re talking about bicycles here, you perv. Well, actually… considering that we’re talking about Bici Noir, a screening of two bicycle films—one of which is a collection of cycling-themed erotica shorts, entitled… » Read More