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Ben Henderson: Hand Crafted

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I Saw You: Slow It Down, Girl


Girl, would you please slow down racing your black Maserati all over town. I could not believe you cut off our therapist on Los Gatos Boulevard on her way to our home. You drive like a kama-crazy every time I see you around, which is often. Uptown, downtown—you’re everywhere, driving like you’re… » Read More

Ben Henderson: Hand Crafted

BEN BY DESIGN: San Jose-based musician and graphic artist Ben Henderson is happy to see a return to hand-crafted artisanship.

Fans of Ben Henderson might be surprised to learn that the soft-spoken graphic artist and musician has a soft spot for one of the most critically derided sub-genres of the past 20 years: rap-rock. “There was a lot of potential there,” Henderson says with a wry smile, though it doesn’t seem like he’s… » Read More

Music in the Park: Blues Traveler

RUN-AROUND:  Blues Traveler play Music in the Park.

Casual fans will know Blues Traveler for the Gramming-winning hit “Run-Around,” but hardcore devotees know that the band is about much more than their 1994 chart-topper. The Travelers started as a high school jam band in Princeton, New Jersey, in 1987, scored big with their fourth LP, Four, and then faded from… » Read More

RIP: Remembering George A. Romero

BRAINS: Writer-director George A. Romero was best known for pioneering the modern zombie film with movies like ‘Night of the Living Dead’ and ‘Dawn of the Dead.’

When I interviewed horror legend George A. Romero several years ago, he had recently been sent a script about the life of Edgar Allan Poe. He had been interested in directing it, and in an attempt to get across to me how Hollywood works—or more accurately, doesn’t work—he explained why he didn’t… » Read More

Freestyle Explosion Hosts Stevie B at SAP

STEVEZI: Freestyle artist Stevie B is part of the Freestyle Explosion at SAP Center.

This weekend’s Freestyle Explosion at the Shark Tank should draw plenty of old-school DJs and b-boys. After all, songs like Stevie B’s “Spring Love” and “Party Your Body” were an integral part of breakdancing culture and 1980s house parties. “I grew up with freestyle music,” Cutso of San Jose-based DJ crew The… » Read More

Audiotistic Brings EDM, Hip-Hop To Shoreline

VERTICAL: Lil Uzi Vert is just one of many hip-hop and EDM artists performing at Audiotistic. Photo by Spike Jordan.

After a six-year hiatus, Audiotistic Bay Area is back and bringing high-caliber names from EDM and hip-hop to Shoreline. The genre-fluid event has featured some of the biggest names on the circuit, like Crystal Castles, Major Lazer and Flux Pavilion, and 2017’s is no less impressive. The festival will be headlined by… » Read More

SoFA Sundays Returns This Weekend

LOUNGING: SoFA Sundays is back, baby!

This Sunday marks the relaunch of the SoFA District’s monthly free art event SoFA Sundays. From noon to four, visitors can visit the nearby galleries, enjoy some live music and even catch a matinee. To start, attendees can see what’s new at the SJ Institute of Contemporary Art and Movimiento de Arte… » Read More