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Local Singer, Anya Kvitka, Signs To Plug Research

Anya Kvitka, who plays The Ritz this Friday with her band, the Get Down,
has just inked a deal with a Los Angeles-based label. Read More

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Local Singer, Anya Kvitka, Signs To Plug Research

Getting Up: Anya Kvitka plays The Ritz this Friday with her band, the Get Down.

Anya Kvitka has been quiet for a while. Professionally that is. In person, she doesn’t stay quiet long. She’s got a lot to say—about the arts in San Jose, about ABBA and about her recent decision to sign with the tastemaking independent label that dug Flying Lotus out of obscurity. “I’ve purposely… » Read More

King Diamond Sharing Stage With Slayer

Holding Court: With a piercing falsetto and penchant for brooding theatrics, King Diamond has lorded over metal fans for decades  performs at The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival this weekend.

For nearly 35 years, Danish heavy metal icon King Diamond has been slaying audiences around the world with punishing riffs, face-melting solos, his trademark banshee wail and brilliant, brooding, bloody theatrics. The legendary singer, whose work with Mercyful Fate and his own eponymous band has influenced several generations of musicians, hits Shoreline Amphitheatre… » Read More

After Long Hiatus, Citabria Return To The Ritz With Silky Smooth New Album, ‘Exit Reality’

After splitting up, reuniting, and spending two years in mixing purgatory Citabria are back.

“For some reason things are always hard for us,” says Keviano Azevedo, drummer for the San Jose-based progressive alternative quartet, Citabria. He’s got a point. Considering the band’s fraught seven-year history, it is a wonder they’ve made it as far as they have. After their initial formation as a trio in 2008, the… » Read More

VIDEO: Warriors Victory Parade

Go Dubs! Photo by Tony Contini.

The Golden State Warriors took to the streets of Oakland this morning to celebrate the franchise’s first NBA Championship in 40 years. Fans from all over the Bay Area flooded downtown Oakland to cheer the team. Warriors fans both young and old sported blue and gold hats, jerseys and T-shirts, waved flags… » Read More

Bill Burr Brings Streetwise Progressivism To SJ

Serenity Now: Bill Burr insists that he is never angry on stage. ‘It’s not me yelling,’ he says. ‘I’m doing a character.’

Like his contemporaries, Marc Maron and Louis C.K., stand-up comic Bill Burr cracks up audiences with brutally honest observations about the loathsome, heaving mass of selfishness and vapidity otherwise known as “humanity.” But unlike Maron, who finds punchlines (and dejection) in the realization that he is no different than everyone else, and C.K.,… » Read More

San Jose Jazz Announces More Summer Fest Artists, Including Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest has been booked for this year's San Jose Jazz Summer Fest.

San Jose Jazz has just announced yet another bevy of musicians slated to play this year’s 26th annual Summer Fest. On Wednesday evening, Jun. 17, a meet-and-greet was hosted by Summer Fest venue and SoFA bohemian hangout Cafe Stritch. At the event, San Jose Jazz organizers announced a glut of new performers just added… » Read More

Smash Mouth’s ‘All Star’ Meltdown

Steve Harwell (center), a.k.a.

Being Steve Harwell can’t be easy. Sure, his band Smash Mouth has enjoyed a long and successful career—scoring major radio hits with two original tunes and a string of catchy covers. But the locally-bred singer has also had to defend his band at nearly every turn. First, the hate came from fellow musicians… » Read More