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Interview: Napalm Death

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It’s tough when age catches up with bands that have built their rep on playing fast. Most hardcore punk groups from the early days of the scene are lucky to still be around, a few more are lucky to be still playing at 1/3rd the speed of their heyday and much less are lucky to […]

Lost & Loaded In-Studio Session: San Francesca

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San Francesca, a post rock band from San Jose, stopped by on KSJS’s Wednesday night show, Lost & Loaded to play a few songs. Check out the video below. Special thanks to Peter Paolo and Joshua Pausanos, two new members of KSJS, for filming and editing. Check out San Francesca on FB, Twitter, and their […]

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Curious Quail Stolen Violin Fundraiser

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Curious Quail has slowly been growing into a staple band in the developing music scene of San Jose. Unfortunately, a few weeks ago, Alan Chen, Curious Quail’s violinist, had his violin stolen in Santa Clara. The total loss of this amounted to $12,000. This includes the violin case, bow, pickups, and other adjustments needed for […]

Silicon Valley Sound eXperience Premieres in San Jose

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On September 22nd – San Jose will have its very first club crawl and music festival event – titled Silicon Valley Sound eXperience. Silicon Valley Sound eXperience (SVSX for short) will feature many local and touring artists throughout various venues in downtown San Jose from The Blank Club, Myth Taverna & Lounge, and more. What […]

Think and Die Thinking Recap

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The 2nd annual Think and Die Thinking indie/punk/DIY festival was held at the Billy DeFrank Center in San Jose, Friday-Sunday August 26th-29th, 2012. The fest’s theme this year was “other”-ness, with a focus on women, people of color, radicals, youth, and the LGBTQ community. Nearly all bands that performed are San Francisco bay area locals, […]