San Jose Jazz Summerfest
Aug 17, 2022

San Jose Jazz Summerfest Returns as a Total Success

The 2022 San Jose Jazz Summerfest erupted last weekend, turning the neighborhood into an urban party with theaters, bars, restaurants and streets all hosting coordinated gigs.  The weekend proved that people wanted, needed, to re-emerge for a full-blown...
Lacey Bryant
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Aug 17, 2022

Lacey Bryant Presents Her New 9,450-Square-foot Mural

While walking north on 1st or 2nd Street from downtown San Jose, it’s hard to miss the city’s newest—and likely longest—street mural spanning the entire block on the exterior wall of the Ryland Mews apartment building. The 9,450-square-foot...
The HU
Aug 17, 2022

The HU Bring Mongolian Metal to Shoreline

On Tuesday, some familiar names in heavy metal like Megadeth and Five Finger Death Punch rock the Shoreline Amphitheatre. With them is a relatively new and very different band: from landlocked Mongolia, one of metal’s unlikeliest groups,...
Aug 6, 2022

Free Will Astrology

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Aries poet Ada Limón advises us to notice and love “the music of the world.” She says that praising and...
Environmental Impact Report
Santa Clara County planning officials have released the draft Environmental Impact Report for the proposed 403-acre Sargent Ranch quarry project south of Gilroy. The public comment...
David Ligouy
“My grandfather, he was a very humble man,” David Ligouy says. “He was a farmer.”  Ligouy is an electrical engineer. Or, he was, before he quit his...
Playback Studios in San Jose is quickly making a name for itself as a live venue featuring upcoming musical innovators, ranging the gamut from hardcore to...
Lee Fields
It’s summertime and music is in the air. This weekend, San Jose Jazz celebrates its 32nd anniversary of the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest downtown. This...
Trombone Shorty
Though travel resumed this summer, that bucket-list trip to New Orleans may have eluded some Californians. Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown, however, offers the perfect solution in...
Dumb Vancouver
San Jose music has a few ecosystems, which maybe sometimes feel separate in a misleading way. They’re actually very much united by the same ethos: a...
DJ Diesel
Arguably the tallest EDM DJ in the game, DJ Diesel (aka Shaquille O’Neal) will be melting faces all night Friday at the San Jose Civic. The...
The Lion King
It’s the circle of life—and it’s coming to a theater here in the Bay Area. This coming Wednesday, the long-running Disney musical The Lion King begins...
Pacific Sun E-edition Pacific Sun E-edition

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