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Good Vibes: History Will Be Kind To 311

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I Saw You: Hands Off That Lady’s Bag


You and your husband were making your way onto the plane and I saw my future in 40 years. Faces serious and determined, steps hobbled and measured, white knuckling bags that couldn’t have weighed more than a sack of groceries. My parents taught me to respect my elders, so I offered to… » Read More

Dierks Bentley At Shoreline Amphitheatre


Singer-songwriter and country music veteran Dierks Bentley is still in the midst of his What the Hell Tour in support of his 2016 album, Black. The record found the Arizona native detailing the struggles as well as the triumphs he has experienced over the course of his life. With eight studio albums… » Read More

‘Nacho Libre’ At St. James Park

NACHO: After the first day of the Silicon Valley Music & Taco Fest, it's Nacho time!

Nothing beats a warm night under the stars with friends, family and one of Jack Black’s all-time best characters—Nacho! The 2006 film by Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess follows Ignacio, a quirky Catholic cook, who spends his days preparing and serving mediocre food at the Oaxacan monastery and orphanage where he was… » Read More

The Spelling Bee(r) Returns To Local Color

WORD UP: 'Mighty' Mike McGee brings his Spelling Bee(r) back to Local Color.

All the world’s information (and plenty of misinformation) is at our fingertips. It’s enough to drive old curmudgeons like us to pine for the good old days. You know, back before squiggly red lines alerted us to our grammatical faux pas and our handsets auto-corrected our text messages—when you either knew how… » Read More

Silicon Valley Music & Taco Fest In St. James Park

TACO TIME: The third annual Silicon Valley Music & Taco Fest returns to St. James Park. Photo by Greg Ramar.

The Silicon Valley Music and Taco Fest is back. What started as a single-day taco celebration has expanded into a full weekend of tortilla-cradled goodness, complete with live musical performances, a silent disco and an eating contest. They are even bringing in a mechanical bull for the would-be cowboys and cowgirls in… » Read More

Bingo Players At Pure Lounge

THAT'S A BINGO: Bingo Players come to Pure Lounge in Sunnyvale.

Maarten Hoogstraten is better known by his stage name, Bingo Players. The Dutch DJ and producer—along with his former musical collaborator, the late Paul Bäumer—is responsible for a number of international hits, including “Cry (Just a Little),” which was sampled by Flo Rida for his 2012 hit, “I Cry;” and “Rattle,” which… » Read More

Incubus & Jimmy Eat World At Shoreline

PARDON US: Incubus burst into flames at Shoreline, sharing the bill with Jimmy Eat World.

Incubus broke out big in 1999, closing out the millennium with Make Yourself. The  multi-platinum album combined heavy riffs, FX-pedal wizardry, hip-hop-inspired beats and a frontman who could really sing and proved the commercial potential of the nü-metal sound. That same year, Jimmy Eat World released Clarity—a sleeper hit of an album… » Read More