None other than Dr. Funkenstein joins us for this highly musical edition of the SV411 Podcast. This week Nick and Josh talk about the return of the annual San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, and Nick is joined by Parliament-Funkadelic ringleader George Clinton. Also: Kendrick Lamar, Atmosphere, Willie Nelson, and the San Jose couple who bought a San Francisco street.
When Josh is away, Nick and Jennifer take the reins of the SV411 Podcast.
On this week’s episode, we discuss the incident involving a Campbell police officer who held two drivers at gunpoint in Hollister; the fractious Milpitas City Council; the plan to rebuild the San Jose Light Tower and give the Capital of Silicon Valley the landmark it deserves; and go over a few items to check out this weekend.
The news is absolutely insane these days. Like. Every. Single. Day. And yet, the media suffers—from declining ad revenues, for one, and also from a sustained attack from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. But Donald Trump isn’t the only billionaire (ahem… “billionaire?”) using his status to undermine news organizations with which he disagrees.
Silicon Valley Beer Week is back for the fifth year. Josh and Nick discuss the science of sour brew, the SVBW kickoff party at Forager Tasting Room + Eatery and many more events all over the South Bay. All this, plus a conversation with local artist and musician Ben Henderson. He is responsible for a great deal of the downtown San Jose aesthetic and will be opening up for Blues Traveler at Music in the Park.
Writers are absolutely necessary in the age or Trump. That’s the focus of this week’s Metro cover story, a profile of Nathan Hill, author of the groundbreaking novel The Nix.
Josh and Nick discuss a new book by Stanford law professor Mugambe Jouet about the legacy of the idea of American exceptionalism, as well as this week’s “I Saw You” about an apparently racist tech bro. Plus, this week’s cover story: About a number of local arts organizations attempting to change the way people think about opera.
The Fourth of July holiday is nearly upon us. The SV 411 podcast celebrates the annual freedom hoedown spectacular by welcoming columnist Gary Singh to the program.
The SV411 podcast is heating up just in time for summer, which is to say Metro editors Josh Koehn and Nick Veronin talked themselves into heat stroke.
Ooof! Anybody have any ibuprofen? We tied one on last night with the Barfly boys—a.k.a. Tomek Mackowiak and Jeremiah Harada. We brought our intrepid drinking duo to discuss their latest column—which ran in this week’s Bars and Clubs issue of Metro. We also went over the Hit List, highlighting a trio of upcoming events—Strata at…