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Story outtakes, celebrity confessions and the latest pop culture news in the Bay Area

About Me
I'm a pop music writer for the San Jose Mercury News. I cover pop, hip hop, punk, rock, dance, and ethnic - well, basically everything you can dance to.

My Articles

MY PICKS
CD: Common:"Be"
Music Video Eminem: featuring Triumph the Insult Comic Dog
Trailer: The Year of the Yao
TV: Harvey Birdman
Videogame: Fable

MERCURY REVIEWS
Art: The New Art of India
Bar: Boswell's
Book: Jill Scott
Club: Forum
DVD: Kinsey
Movie: Cinderella Man
Music: Sleater-Kinney
Restaurant: The Melting Pot
Theater:The Mambo Kings

SICK SITE
Earth and Sun Kiss

MY PLAYLIST

1. R. Kelly: "Trapped In The Closet"

2. Weezer: "Hold Me"

3. Bright Eyes: "First Day Of My Life"

4. Ringside: "Miss You" and "Criminal"

ENTERTAINMENT RESOURCES
  • Billboard Charts
  • Encyclopedia
  • iticket.com
  • Moviefone
  • Music Dictionary
  • MTV
  • Pollstar
  • tickets.com
  • Urban Dictionary
  • ticketmaster.com
  • VH1

  • BLOGROLL
  • Adisa Banjoko : San Jose's Bishop of Hip hop
  • Angry Asian Man: Asian American media watchdog
  • Berkeley Blogs
  • Black Electorate : Inside Cultural, Economic and Political industries
  • BLT's Parry
  • Crayone: the trials and tribulations of a graffiti artist
  • Dan Gillmor : Grassroots Journalism
  • Dat Phan : Last Comic Standing season 1 winner
  • East Bay Livin' : Ellen Lee's EB hunt
  • Davey D: Hip Hop Daily News
  • Fortt: black american gen x journalist musician multicultural christian technophile
  • Jeff Chang: fellow Asian hip hop writer
  • Joe Grimm : Ask the Recruiter
  • In Passing : Random Street Conversations
  • Pacific Standard: Bay Area hip-hop
  • Pop And Politics
  • Pop Licks : O-Dub, a cultural critic
  • Scape: San Jose graffiti artist
  • SiliconBeat: News about tech money and innovation
  • Friday, January 21, 2005

    Jon B in San Jose's Club Deep

    Ch-check out my EYE cover story on my high school favorite, Jon B.

    He was very sweet on the phone and very open about his divorce, the fire to his studio and how he's getting back on his feet.

    Check out that story and clips from his latest album "Stronger Everyday."

    And, this weekend, ch-check it out:

    TONIGHT

    WHAT: Digital Underground
    WHERE: Zoe Nightclub, 417 South First Street, San Jose
    WHEN: 11 p.m. tonight, 1/21
    TIX: $5; ticketweb.com
    WHY: A chance to do the humpty hump.

    SATURDAY

    WHAT: THE BIG PAYBACK
    WHERE: DNA Lounge, 375 11th St. (@ Harrison), SF
    WHEN: 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. Saturday; 1/22
    TIX: $10 general, 5 w/ flyer or on guest list
    WHY: It'll feature an All-Star Cast: Mind Motion, Pam the Funkstress, Wisdom, Ivan, Mike Nice, DJ Fuze, Vin Roc, Teeko, Mr. E, Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist, plus more... (Click on the links to find out more about the artists.)

    SUNDAY

    WHAT: 2005 Chinese New Year Sing Along Concert
    WHERE: HP Pavilion, 525 West Santa Clara StreetSan Jose
    WHEN: 6 p.m. Sunday, 1/23
    TIX: $85-280; ticketmaster.com
    WHY: Check out Taiwanese and HK singers:
    A-Mei Chang
    , Fei Yu Ching,Priscilla Chan,Leo Ku, Mao A Min, A-Ya, Liu Huan, Chang Ming Min, Qian Bai Hui, Zhang Xing, Tian Zhen, Samuel Tai, Steve Chou, Wen Chang, Chen Hong, Li Gu Yi, Han Hong, Rene Liu, and David Wu. (Click on the links to find out more about the artists.) Concert promoters are still not sure if A-mei will be present, but will know for sure tomorrow - I'll keep you posted.

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