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Jeff Lynne’s ELO at SAP Center

LIGHTS ALIVE: Jeff Lynne’s ELO is still a livin’ thing.

Serving up a hefty helping of nostalgia, Jeff Lynne’s ELO is currently on a major American tour. An international phenomenon of the 1970s, Electric Light Orchestra landed 15 of its singles on Billboard’s Top 40 in the United States. The group began as a spinoff project of The Move, a band with… » Read More

The Slackers at the Ritz

RUDE BOYS: The Slackers remain one of America's greatest ska bands.

Set aside what you think you know about ska music and put on “How it Feels” by The Slackers.  The first track on 2010’s The Great Rocksteady Single, “How it Feels” showcases what the band had been doing so well for 19 years at that point and continues to do today: write… » Read More

‘Game Swap’ at LVL Up

GAME ON: Complete your collection at LVL Up's Game Swap.

From Dungeon Masters to button mashers, gamers of all stripes are invited to come to this swap meet. Hosted by AFKgg—who will soon move in upstairs from the LVL Up video game bar—this event will feature a variety of vendors, buying, selling and trading video games, tabletop games and game-adjacent paraphernalia. Snack… » Read More

‘Fountain Blues’ at Plaza de Cesar Chavez

BLUE HUES: Harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite headlines this year's Fountain Blues.

Conceived at San Jose State in 1981 and still going strong, the Fountain Blues and Brews Festival aims to preserve and proliferate the gospel of America’s original artform, all while throwing a kickass party downtown. From its humble beginnings on campus to its present residence at Plaza de Cesar Chavez, the festival… » Read More

Wu-Tang Clan, De La Soul, and More at Shoreline Amphitheater

THE RUCKUS: Let your feet stomp with Wu Tang Clan's massive 'Gods of Rap' tour.

Like a killer bee mid-swarm, time flies. As of this year it’s been a quarter-century since the release of Enter the 36 Chambers, Wu Tang’s mesmerizing first missive from Shaolin. To celebrate 25 years of Wu, the Staten Island crew have put together the appropriately titled “Gods of Rap” tour, an event… » Read More

The Delfonics at Plaza de Cesar Chavez

DIDN'T THEY: Soul legends the Delfonics open the season at Music in the Park.

In 1965, William “Poogie” Hart, singer and songwriter for Philadelphia R&B and soul group The Delfonics, turned a barbershop connection into a record deal. Hart, along with his brother Wilbert and Randy Cain, would go on to score hits like “La-La (Means I Love You)”—which was inspired by Poogie’s baby boy, who… » Read More

‘Make Music Day’ Hits San Jose

GROUP SOUNDS: How will you join the international noise this Friday?

International Make Music Day is a massive, free, grassroots event celebrated simultaneously in more than 750 cities worldwide. The goal is for people to open their ears to the musical stylings of their neighbors or share their own tunes, fostering a stronger sense of community and a greater appreciation for musicianship. San… » Read More