San Jose Giants Fireworks Extravaganza
Although the city of San Jose is no longer shooting off the fireworks in central downtown, the San Jose Giants and Comcast have stepped up to the plate. After the Monday night game against the Modesto Nuts, a fireworks extravaganza lights up the night sky above Municipal Stadium. Can’t make it Monday night? They’re doing it all over again Tuesday night, fireworks included.
Before they were Steely Dan, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker played in a cover band with Chevy Chase and created the score for an early Richard Pryor film. Comedy seems to have been an influence on the band; their song titles and lyrics are often ironic. Yet they became known as perfectionists, spending long periods of time in the studio on the mix and churning through session players. Their work ethic paid off with multiple GRAMMY Awards and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Tech Museum After Hours
It’s game night for the over-21 crowd at the Tech Museum. Down a few “Tech-Tini” glow-in-the-dark cocktails and then attempt to win a game of 4-foot-tall Jenga, giant Tic Tac Toe, monster-size foam dominoes and even the more traditional games like Scrabble and Cranium. Or, channel Fred Savage and reenact the climactic scene from the ‘80s flick The Wizard with a game of Nintendo on the IMAX 25-foot screen and 13,000 watts of wrap-around digital sound.
Led Zepagain and ZeBop!
This week’s Music in the Park free concert features two heavyweight tribute bands. With their double-neck guitar shredding and Robert Plant-esque screams, Led Zepagain has garnered praise from Jimmy Page for their accurate portrayal of Led Zeppelin. The opening act, ZeBop!, named after Santana’s 1981 album, have been KFOX’s Last-Band Standing finalist for three consecutive years.
The host and creator of the successful podcast WTF with Marc Maron (produced out of his garage in Los Angeles) has frequently appeared on late night television shows and has toured with the likes of Janeane Garofalo and Eugene Mirman, yet he only has one major film credit: “angry promoter” in Almost Famous. That suits Marc Maron just fine. His fourth comedy album, This Has to Be Funny, is due to be released later this summer on Comedy Central Records.