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Snoop Dog Coming To Studio 8

Tha Doggfather, himself, Snoop Dogg, is coming to San Jose next Friday, Oct. 10, to preside over what is sure to be a hazier-than-usual party at downtown night club, Studio 8. Read More

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The Voodoo Glow Skulls Keeping Ska Alive

The Voodoo Glow Skulls never asked to be a part of the ska explosion. All they care about is having fun and playing music.

It can be hard to believe now, but two decades ago ska had a pretty big moment. It was a time before Gwen Stefani’s solo debut and Bradley Nowell’s overdose, when alternative radio stations were spinning bands like the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger and Less Than Jake with regularity. And… » Read More

Kronos Quartet To Play Bing Concert Hall

Kronos Quartet plays the Bing Concert Hall at Stanford on Oct. 5. Photo by Jay Blakesberg.

Leave it to Kronos Quartet to deliver a program exploring ethnic wars, genocide, bombings, Afro-Cuban percussion, liturgical Jewish prayers, Tibetan mysticism and the Brooklyn Bridge. As they’ve done for 40 years now, Kronos continues to interpret the future of the string quartet, and the program they have planned for this Sunday, at… » Read More

Snoop Dogg Coming To Studio 8

Snoop Dogg will be hosting a party at Studio 8 in San Jose on Oct. 10.

Tha Doggfather, himself, Snoop Dogg, is coming to San Jose next Friday, Oct. 10, to preside over what is sure to be a hazier-than-usual party at downtown night club, Studio 8. Snoop will host the event, which will feature local DJs Big Von and Maniakal as well as a performance from SF-based rapper… » Read More

Orenda Fink Coming To Cafe Stritch; New Album Explores Death, Healing Power Of Dreams

One half of dream-pop duo Azure Ray, Orenda Fink went through dream therapy to help her overcome the death of her dog. Then she wrote an album inspired by the experience.

There are two important facts to understand about Blue Dream, the latest solo album from Orenda Fink, half of Alabama dream-pop duo Azure Ray. First, the songs were inspired by the devastating experience of her dog passing away. Secondly, although it might seem contradictory, it’s probably the most joyful, hopeful album she’s ever… » Read More

KFJC Broadcasting Live From Liverpool Psych Fest

Woods are just one of many psych rock bands playing the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, which will be broadcast—live, in its entirety—by college radio station, KFJC.

These days, terrestrial radio isn’t the first place most would turn in search of new or obscure music. But this weekend—all day Friday and Saturday—fans of the spacey sounds of modern psychedelic music, will be tuning into KFJC, Foothill College’s radio station, as it will be broadcasting live from the Liverpool International Festival of… » Read More

38 Stray, Hungover and Sardonic Thoughts Recollected from Beyond Wonderland 2014

If I were tripping, I think this would be fucking terrifying. Photo by Jessica Perez.

It’s that time of year again. As summer slips into autumn, the farmers prepare for the harvest, and the people prepare for the long hard winter ahead… It’s also time for Beyond Wonderland. A traveling electronic music circus—a playground for late teens and early 20-somethings to figure out just how little they can… » Read More

Killah Priest of Wu-Tang Brings New Book, ‘The Psychic World of Walter Reed,’ to Back Bar SoFA

Killa Priest will be touring behind his new book, 'The Psychic World of Walter Reed.'

For his 10th studio album, Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Killah Priest went big. Really big. The Psychic World of Walter Reed, is a sprawling two-disc conceptual record that covers everything from rugged street-hardened tales of dope dealing and gun running, as well as cosmic journeys to the ends of the universe. The album… » Read More