With the summer solstice and the official start of the season arriving on June 21, we hit the streets of Silicon Valley to ask: What is your favorite summer song?
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Every decade has its cocktail fashions. The ’50s brought Irish coffees to the U.S., and, in the’60s, pink squirrels ran wild. Harvey Wallbangers and tequila sunrises raged in the ’70s and in the ’80s we had sex on the beach. The ’90s brought mojitos stateside and helped kick off the labor-intensive craft cocktail craze. The Moscow Mule returned to claim signature drink status in the present era. Continue reading »
Hot summer weekends all but demand a drive to the beach, but Sundays offer a good reason to stick around: a solid schedule of day parties. Whether it’s live music or DJ, here’s a sampling of ways to wile away the summer days. Continue reading »
Yogi Bear would probably have to be sporting spikes and a Mohawk if he wanted to blend in with the crowd and try to steal somebody’s “pic-a-nic basket” at Shoreline Amphitheatre on August 31st, because local radio station Live 105 is hosting a “Punk Rock Picnic” to celebrate the end of summer. Continue reading »
Some bands’ sounds are fueled by past loves and worldly turmoil, others by pizza and beer. Joan and the Rivers are an experimental three-piece rock band from San Jose—and a trio of kindred spirits. Continue reading »
In the early ’90s, L.A.’s underground hip-hop scene revolved around a little health food café in South Central called the Good Life where a weekly Thursday night open mic exploded. Groups like Jurassic 5, the Pharcyde and Freestyle Fellowship scored major label deals from executives coming down to check out the talent. Continue reading »
SubZero festival was back in the SoFA District over the weekend with its first two-day lineup highlighting the best of San Jose’s arts subculture. Continue reading »
Leave your kids at home it’s time for the adults to come out and play. Once a month the San Jose Tech Museum keeps it’s doors open late to host its Tech Museum After Hours featuring games, drinks, live music, and access to all of the exhibits. This 21+ event happens every first Thursday of the month and is sure to bring out your inner child.
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As one of the resident DJs at the Cardiff Lounge’s popular party Return of the Boom Zap and a regular at several other Silicon Valley parties, San Jose DJ AJ Orbit’s selections can range anywhere from house to Jersey bass to all vinyl 90s R&B/Hip Hop sets. Continue reading »
Last night a leather daddy tossed a beanie baby named Cancun to me while strutting 10 feet in the air across the SAP Center. That’s usually a weird thing, but I know that many other people at the Lady Gaga show last night (and others across the country) had their very own leather daddy throw them their very own beanie baby from their very own spot under the lucite catwalk. So that makes it mundane? Less fun? Ironic? Extra fun? Continue reading »