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Copacabana Clarinet: Anat Cohen at Cafe Stritch

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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

Hit List: Best Music, Art & Culture

TOTALLY JACKED: Three Bad Jacks play The Caravan this week.

This week’s Hit List features an international man of comedy, a primer on heavy metal music, Three Bad Jacks and a brand new local production of one of the ballet’s best known stories. The Laramie Project Wed, 8pm, Free Nitery Theater, Stanford In 1998, Matthew Shepard, a gay college student from the… » Read More

Metro Silicon Valley Podcast — May 3, 2017

BAILA ESTA CUMBIA: In our second podcast, we discuss this week's cover story,

Well, we done did it again. Metro managed to pull together its second-ever podcast. This week on the ’cast—for the issue of May 3, 2017—editors Josh Koehn and Nick Veronin discuss: Cinco de Mayo and the irresistably danceable new sound coming out of the valley, Cumbia Bass; the region’s first-ever health clinic… » Read More