The 43rd annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival was held this past weekend on Castro Street, the cultural and culinary center of one of Silicon Valley’s most tech-savvy cities. People from all over the Peninsula and the South Bay flocked to downtown Mountain View for the food, beer, wine, art and music. Metro photographer Toni Contini was there for the festivities. Continue reading »
No one in The Chop Tops has a day job. It’s been that way for the Santa Cruz-based “revved-up rockabilly” outfit since sometime in 2007. But even though they’ve been doing little else besides playing and writing music for the better half of a decade, you’ll never hear Gary “Sinner” Marsh, the band’s sole founding member, describe himself—or anyone else in The Chop Tops—as “rock stars.” Continue reading »
In their inaugural shindig, food truck maestros Moveable Feast took to St. James Park to finish their summer of food with the final event in their trifecta: the Electronic Sriracha Festival.
Adding to the buzz of the Bacon Festival of America and the Taco Festival of Innovation, Moveable Feast took an off-the-wall pairing—electronic dance music and the cult-like fandom of hot sauce Sriracha—and curated a full day of spicy eats and Bay Area DJ’s that seemed to capture the sound (and tongue-in-cheek spirit) of the time. Here are five high points from the Electronic Sriracha Festival. Continue reading »
Hey, rooster! If you love dancing and Sriracha, this was the weekend for you. On Saturday, Aug. 30, a crowd of hungry, electronic music fans descended on St. James Park in San Jose for the inaugural Electronic Sriracha Festival, hosted by South Bay-based food event organizer, Moveable Feast. Continue reading »
Up and coming San Jose new wave band The Trims celebrated the release of their new self-titled record, playing to a sold-out crowd at The Blank Club on Friday. The local quartet ripped through a high-energy set of angular, post-punky dance-rock tunes, including their new single, “Now You’re Gone.” Continue reading »
With more than two decades of experience, DJ Remedy is one of the most senior selectors on the South Bay nightlife scene. The San Jose native has been spinning since 1993—back when beat matching was done by ear and scratching took serious finesse. His skill and dedication are highly respected in the local DJ community. Cutso, of the The Bangerz crew regards Remedy as “one of San Jose’s unsung heroes.” Continue reading »
There are many concerts in the Bay Area to choose from this fall—plenty of them in San Jose and the South Bay. But in between work and checking your Facebook feed, how will you ever figure out which events to attend? Don’t trip, chocolate chip. We got the answers right here in our handy guide to fall concerts. From the C2SV Local Music Showcase and the SoFA Street Fair through the Beyond Wonderland EDM festival and on to Herb Alpert’s two-night residence at Montalvo Arts, we’ve picked the best shows to take you through to the end of the year. Continue reading »
When Orange County punk rockers The Offspring released their third album, Smash, on Epitaph Records back in 1994, they had no idea that it would go on to be a massive success, paving the way for worldwide fame, or that it would eventually become the best-selling independently released record of all time. Continue reading »
The second annual First City Festival, featuring Beck, Phantogram, The National and many more, was held in Monterey over the weekend. Music, food, beer and a full carnival kept the party going for two days straight, on the very same hallowed fairgrounds where the Monterey Pop Festival kickstarted the Summer of Love back in 1967.
Didn’t make it out? No worries. We brought our camera along for the trip. Check it out these photos from Metro photographer Geoffrey Smith II. Continue reading »
Music in the Park returned to Plaza de Cesar Chavez yesterday, Aug. 21, with a set by the legendary Pete Escovedo and his Latin Jazz Orchestra. It was Escovedo’s 18th appearance at Music in the Park—a record. The Cuban percussionist, who for more than 50 years has been fusing smooth jazz, salsa and Latin jazz, entertained the crowd with long rhythmic jams. Check out our gallery of photos by Metro photographer Jessica Perez: Continue reading »