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. Continue reading »
“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. Continue reading »
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 and held up homemade signs in a jubilant display of team spirit.
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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., who works to tease out the transcendent beauty in all the cruelty and barbarism that surrounds him, Burr grabs laughs through sheer callousness and resignation. The titles of his two most recent Netflix specials say it all: You People Are All The Same and I’m Sorry You Feel That Way. Continue reading »
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 to the festival bill. Over quiet drinks, whispers were heard of a few exciting artists yet to be confirmed. Continue reading »
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. Continue reading »
Since the release of their second full-length album, Poppy Seeds, the Corner Laughers have been busy. Several trips to Europe and two babies later, the Redwood City band has an album’s worth of new experiences to share. Continue reading »
If the Rust Belt city of Akron, Ohio, ever comes up in conversation among indie music fans, chances are it’s for one of two reasons: in reference to the freak-folk group Akron/Family, or in reference to a little garage revival duo by the name of The Black Keys, who rocketed from blog darlings to bona fide, top-of-the-charts rock stars in 2010. It is perhaps fitting, then, that the band comes up in conversation with Gabe Fulvimar, the sole singer and songwriter behind Fullerton-based, garage-surf-psych-electro act Gap Dream. Continue reading »
Treasure Island Music festival will return this October with one of its most eclectic lineups to date with The National and Deadmau5 headline the two-day party in the middle of the San Francisco Bay. Continue reading »
This weekend marked the eighth anniversary of the SubZERO Festival. Featuring music from local and national musicians, food, drinks and plenty of local artists, it was only the second time the festival spanned two days. Check out our video by Metro interns Linh Nguyen and Raechel Price and view photos by Metro photographer Greg Ramar.
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