“I didn’t really set out to make a concept album,” says producer and emcee Curtis Cross, better known as Black Milk, about his upcoming release No Poison No Paradise. “That wasn’t my original plan, but the first four or five records I made felt like they were all telling a story.” Continue reading »
San Jose’s own Anya Kvitka is back with a new video, “One Less,” featuring a more uptempo and pop sound than some of her more recent releases. Continue reading »
C2SV Music Festival + Technology Conference straddles Silicon Valley’s technical right brain and artsy left brain, bringing both together for four days packed with conversations about technology and more than 50 bands, ranging from local acts to internationally recognized headliners. Continue reading »
James Williamson resembles any number of retired semiconductor-era Silicon Valley execs, the ones that drive late model SUVs, talk with an easy Midwestern drawl and have a mop of white hair mussed over the tops of their ears. Then he starts with the stories. Continue reading »
Before summer disappears completely, San Jose’s All City Elite is releasing a new single “The Breaks,” a mellow reggae-influenced jam that conjures up feelings of warm sunny days and beach barbeque parties. “The Breaks” is the first single off of All City Elite’s new EP, scheduled for an early October release. Continue reading »
Iggy And The Stooges could be playing oldies shows in Vegas or at the Mountain Winery like their contemporaries. Instead of reliving their glory days, the four-decade-old group is enjoying the peak of their success now. In 2013, the band released a searing LP, Ready To Die and played to slam-dancing audiences at outdoor festivals from Australia to Belgium. They take a victory lap with their last scheduled show of 2013 on Sept. 28 at C2SV Music Festival, but it wasn’t always this way. Continue reading »
C2SV Music Festival is bringing big names, such as Iggy and the Stooges, the Lemonheads, Thee Oh Sees, Bosnian Rainbows and Deafheaven, to downtown San Jose, paired with some of the best bands in Silicon Valley. Continue reading »
Boots Riley—activist, Marxist revolutionary and writer-producer for Oakland’s hip-hop outfit The Coup—recalls the first record he bought: The Message 12-inch by Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five. Quite appropriate. And quite accidental. Continue reading »
Vintage lovers of all stripes (and polka dots) turned out for Handsome Hawk Valentine’s Rock ‘n Rumble at the Blank Club on Saturday. The Bellfuries, The Atomic Aces, and vintage vinyl DJ Okie Oran provided the rockabilly and retro tunes, alongside live burlesque and a pin up pageant.
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Clouds of colored powder covered the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds on Saturday as runners took the opportunity for some messy fun at the Color Me Rad 5K.
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