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PHOTOS: MLS All-Star Game at Avaya

GOOOLLL!: Soccer—ahem... football—fans came out in droves to catch the MLS All-Star Game at Avaya Stadium.

The Major League Soccer All-Star Team fell to Arsenal Football Club yesterday, July 28. The squad, comprising top talent from American and Canadian soccer teams lost 1-2 at Avaya Stadium, the San Jose Earthquakes’ recently completed home field. It was a high-profile event—about as high profile as soccer events go in the… » Read More

Soft White Sixties Showing Off Sharp New Sound

GET SHARP: Since moving south, The Soft White Sixties have been honing their craft.

It’s comforting to think of identity as something constant, something stable that retains itself over time. But in reality, almost every cell in our bodies gets periodically replaced, meaning that over time we all become different people—at least on an atomic level. Rather than being stable, identity is fundamentally unstable; rather than constant, it… » Read More

Jim Jefferies Dumps on Trump, NRA

eTOUGH TALK: Hard-drinking Aussie comedian Jim Jefferies refuses to play nice.

In his recent Netflix special, Freedumb, Jim Jefferies calls Donald Trump’s backers “fucking dummies.” The comedian, who plays the City National Civic in San Jose on July 28, characterizes the demagogue’s statements as “really simple shit that means nothing” and concludes the bit with a legitimately touching plea, entreating his audience to… » Read More

Hit List: Best Music, Art & Culture Jul 27-Aug 1

OH, HELLO: Adele is coming to SAP Center... from the other side...

So many heavy-hitters are coming to town this week. In addition to Adele at the Shark Tank, Ziggy Marley at the Mountain Winery, and co-headliners Korn and Rob Zombie descending on Shoreline Amphitheatre, we also have funnymen Jim Jefferies and Joel McHale, the MLS All-Star Game at Avaya Stadium, Mayer Hawthorne at… » Read More

PHOTOS: Flo Rida Warms Up MLS All-Star Crowd

HIS HOUSE: Flo Rida got everyone in the building jumping at the MLS All-Star Game pre-party.

This past weekend marked the beginning of festivities in the run up to Thursday’s big game between the MLS All-Star squad and London’s top-ranked Arsenal Football Club. While the San Pedro Square Market has been hosting a number of events, the marquee pre-party came Monday, as Florida party rapper Flo Rida and Mexican… » Read More

City Lights Theatre’s ‘American Idiot’ Wows

NO DUMMIES: The entire cast—from the leads to the ensemble—shines in 'American Idiot.'

Since its release, first as an album and then a musical, Green Day’s Tony- and Grammy-winning American Idiot—a tale of political and adolescent alienation—has become a part of the contemporary canon. City Lights Theater’s new adaptation adeptly packs the sprawling, Broadway-sized rock opera into an intimate black-box theater, without losing any of… » Read More

Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine

DEAD MAN ROCKING: Jello Biafra, former frontman of The Dead Kennedys, brings his new band, The Guantanamo School of Medicine, to The Ritz.

In the run up to the 1980s, New York had the Ramones and New York Dolls, Detroit contributed MC5 and The Stooges, London called in with the Clash and the Sex Pistols and Los Angeles blew up with Black Flag and X. Northern California’s contribution to the genre outpunked the bunch with… » Read More