Music & Nightlife

Free For All

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The SoFA Street Fair aims to stay free for fans, pay bands.

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Reagan-Era Rage

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Warsaw hardcore band Government Flu swing through San Jose behind their latest LP, ‘Vile Life.’

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Musical Connection

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Though they didn’t officially meet until college, ‘classical indie’ duo Dagmar say they feel like sisters.

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Prosperous Cheaters

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Cheat Codes’ frontman was a childhood friend of the Biebs, until he razzed him too hard.

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Jazz Gems

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SJZ Summer Fest: New Orleans brass to Ukrainian oddballs.

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Spectral Surf

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After near death experience, La Luz channel dark, beachy vibes.

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Totally Warped

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Old-school ska, mucho metalcore, classic punk at Warped Tour.

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In Transit

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Since moving south, The Soft White Sixties have been honing their craft.

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Guantanamo Über Alles

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Jello Biafra, former frontman of The Dead Kennedys, brings his new band to The Ritz.

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‘Idiot’ Savants

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City Lights Theater’s adaptation of ‘American Idiot’ is excellent.

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Original Jokester

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Despite competition Weird Al still the best pop music parodist.

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Pop Punk Pioneers

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Leonard Graves Phillips, center, and Stan Lee, center right, have remained the two constant Dickies members, since the band’s formation in 1977.

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Live & Undead

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Kung Fu Vampire celebrating the release of ‘Look Alive’ at The Catalyst.

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Get Married Gets Signed

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San Jose doo-wop punks Get Married are getting hitched—to Wiretap Records.

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Reggaeton Ambassadors

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Peruvian band La Inedita, fuse reggaeton, “chicha” and other Latin flavors to create their signature sound.

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Summer Lovin’

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The Mowgli’s bring freshly squeezed, sunny sounds to The Ritz.

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How Blue Can You Get

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Fountain Blues Fest celebrates 35 years of American music.

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True Grit

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The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band are celebrating 50 years of playing folk, Americana, country and rock & roll.

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Stanford Jazz Festival performer Ambrose Akinmusire played on Kendrick Lamar’s 2015 Grammy-winning album, ‘To Pimp a Butterfly.’

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Positive Outlook

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David Brookings and his band, The Average Lookings, deliver a blast of classic pop songwriting on their latest, self-titled album.

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