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The Ritz, San Jose 95113

400 S First St
San Jose, California 95113
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Tue, December 18, 2018 (8:00 PM PST)
El Vez

The El Vez Christmas Show: The Greatest Snowman

Mexican Elvis impersonator.

400 S First St, San Jose, CA 95113 
$13.00 - $15.00

Upcoming Shows

Tue, December 18, 2018 (8:00pm - 10:00pm PST )
El Vez
The El Vez Christmas Show: The Greatest Snowman

Mexican Elvis impersonator.

$13.00 - $15.00
Fri, December 21, 2018 (9:00pm - 11:00pm PST )
Club Satori with DJ Bit
SATORI: Year End Joy Division / New Order Spotlight

Club Satori - An alternating monthly goth/industrial and 70s/80s New Wave dance night at The Ritz in San Jose, CA.

FREE - $5
Sat, December 22, 2018 (8:00pm - 10:00pm PST )
The Limousines with Cemetery Sun, Balancing The Lion, Shitty DJ, DJ Aaron Axelson
The Limousines

The Limousines are an Electropop band based in the Bay Area, California. The band consists of songwriter and vocalist Eric Victorino, and multi-instrumentalist and producer Giovanni Giusti. The band has had comparisons drawn with MGMT. Victorino, who had previously performed with rock band Strata, stated that he was "tired of band politics" and "needed another outlet, one that wasn't quite as dark and heavy". Giusti and Victorino started the Limousines after communicating online and exchanged lyrics, music and recorded vocals online. The band played at Live 105's BFD concert, Treasure Island Music Festival 2009, opening for Duran Duran's show at Mountain Winery. In 2009, the band received local and some national radio airplay and chart success on Sirius/XM's Alt Nation with the song "Very Busy People". In late 2009, they independently released their first physical record, The Scrapbook EP, on dual 7" white vinyl. It features four songs originally available only as MP3 demos: "Scrapbook 1998", "Plans Are Just Coincidence", "New Year's Resolution", and "ithinkican". The band released their debut album Get Sharp on July 27, 2010 through iTunes and Hot Topic on indie label Orchard City Books and Noise. The album most notably features the songs "Very Busy People" and "Internet Killed the Video Star".

$15 - $20
Fri, December 28, 2018 (8:00pm - 10:00pm PST )
Concert for Aaron with Try The Pie, Spit Lake, New Circle, Eastern Westerner, Sprain, Dinners
Concert for Aaron $10.00
Sat, December 29, 2018 (9:00pm - 11:00pm PST )
Holiday Hangover! with Memory Bank, Adam Jay
Holiday Hangover! $8.00 - $10.00
Sun, December 30, 2018 (8:00pm - 10:00pm PST )
The English Beat
The English Beat

The English Beat is a band with an energetic mix of musical styles and a sound like no other. The band's unique sound has allowed it to endure for nearly three decades and appeal to fans, young and old, all over the world. When The English Beat (known simply as The Beat in their native England) rushed on to the music scene in 1979, it was a time of massive social and political unrest and economic and musical upheaval. This set the stage for a period of unbridled musical creativity, and thanks in large part to the Punk movement and it's DIY approach to making music, artists like The Beat were able to speak out and speak their mind on the news of the day, as in “Stand Down Margaret”, things that mattered to them and the youth culture, as in “Get A Job”, and universal matters of the heart and soul, as in their classic hits “I Confess” and “Save It For Later”. The original band consisted of singer-songwriter Dave Wakeling on vocals and guitar, Andy Cox on guitar, David Steele on bass, and Everett Morton on drums – later additions Ranking Roger (toasting) and foundational First Wave Ska legend Saxa (saxophone) completed the outfit. The band crossed over fluidly between soul, reggae, pop and punk, and from these disparate pieces they created an infectious dance rhythm. The Beat first came to prominence as founding members of the British Two Tone Ska movement, with their classic first album “Just Can't Stop It” fitting squarely in that genre. Along with their contemporaries The Specials, The Selecter, and Madness, the band became an overnight sensation and one of the most popular and influential bands of that movement. However, band leader Dave Wakeling never felt constrained by the movement. Dave has always viewed ska as a springboard, not a straight jacket. Indeed, the band's sound continued to evolve over their first three studio albums, through the General Public era (a band formed by Dave with Ranking Roger, the toaster from The Beat), and has continued it's evolution with the forthcoming English Beat album “Here We Go Love”, a PledgeMusic crowd-funded album set for release in 2016, the band's first new album since 1982's “Special Beat Service”. Consummate showman that he is, Dave Wakeling has continued to keep The Beat alive and strong. Dave continues to tour the world as The English Beat with an amazing all-star ska backing band playing all the hits of The Beat, General Public, and songs from his new album “Here We Go Love”. You just can’t stop The English Beat!

$20.00 - $23.00
Mon, December 31, 2018 (8:00pm - 10:00pm PST )
DJ Basura
New Years Eve

1993 til' infinity. It all started in the early 90's when I used to tag along with my cousins and friends at their mobile DJ gigs - house parties, school dances, weddings, etc. Soon after, I learned how to mix hip hop, then eventually dance music. In 1995, I started collecting and DJing mainly electronic and experimental music. I guess I was what most people would consider a 'Bedroom DJ'. Soon after, I got my own set of turntables & a mixer as well as collecting drum machines, cheap keyboards, and synths. I started making shit loads of cassette mixtapes for the next few years, and in 2000, I sent a bunch of them to URB Magazine and was lucky enough to get my tapes reviewed in the publication under the moniker 'Abstract Mode' which featured artists like Machine Drum, Prefuse 73, DJ Krush, and personal influences like Aphex Twin, Autechre, Kraftwerk, and the like. Shortly thereafter I started getting gigs in San Francisco and was fortunate enough to play alongside musicians like CHRIS CLARK, DAEDELUS, GOLD CHAINS, MIRA CALIX, MOCHIPET, SAFETY SCISSORS, TIPPER, TYCHO, & more. But, being that it was the early 2000's and this sort of exciting electronic music (IDM??) that was coming out at that time wasn't making me any money (which I needed of course), I decided to try my hand at more mainstream, danceable, clubby gigs. So I started playing out more for that crowd, focusing on techno and electro, doing parties mainly in San Francisco. I eventually started playing out more in San Jose and caught the eyes and ears of the Blank Club in the early 2000's, which I am still very closely associated with. Since then i've tried out many differently themed DJ nights there- from No Wave/Post Punk nights to Soul/Oldies parties to All-Genre dance parties to electro parties like 'Victim' & more. Around 2007, I was recruited by good pal 'DISASTER' to help out with up and coming music blog 'MISSINGTOOF'. During that period, I was exposed to so much dance music from around the globe, as we were bombarded with literally thousands of tracks on a weekly basis. During its existence, I honestly think that MISSINGTOOF was one of the biggest, brightest music blogs at the time. That was an amazing experience. Presently, I have a weekly party, 'ATOMIC', that has been around for 9 years. Focusing on new wave, alternative, indie, and electronic music, it's one of the longest weeklies currently going in San Jose. I'm also part of a monthly with other fellow friends and we all run a party called 'THE WORKOUT', focusing on indie & electro. We've had numerous special guests including BITFUNK, BRENMAR, CLASSIXX, THE JUAN MACLEAN, & LE CASTLEVANIA. I also have various parties which I do with my partner Eric Belladonna, San Jose socialite extraordinaire. (Also part of The Workout Crew). We throw an electro party called 'ADULT DANCE PARTY, or, ADULT CLUB', with special guests like DESIGNER DRUGS & THE LIMOUSINES having played recently. We also throw 90's parties from time to time and those parties are bonkers. We plan on throwing other musically- themed events in the near future, including a disco/nu disco party. Other Notable bands/Musicians/Etc. I've Opened Up For Or Played Alongside: AC Slater, Airborne Toxic Event, The Bravery, Capital Cities, Dan Oh! (Dim Mak), Dirty Sanchez, Flufftronix, Flying Lotus, Free The Robots, Glasvegas, Geographer, Gold Chains, The Great Northern, The Heavy, Hella, Holy Ghost!, Hottub, Ida Maria, Jessica 6, Kat Von D. (Miami Ink, LA Ink), Kill The Noise, Kraddy (Ex-Glitch Mob), LA Riots, The Lovemakers, Low vs. Diamond, L'usine, Luxxury, The Mae Shi, Nicky Click, Nite Jewel, Passion Pit, The Plastiscines, The Rapture, She Wants Revenge, The Sixteens, Sote (Warp), Tenderlions, Todd Schorr (Artist), Treasure Fingers, Villains, The Von Bondies, Von Iva, Wallpaper

FREE - $10
Fri, January 11, 2019 (8:00pm - 10:00pm PST )
Necrot with ColdClaw, Wolf King, Dissidence

Three-piece Death Metal/Punk band from Oakland, California

Sat, January 12, 2019 (8:00pm - 10:00pm PST )
Dead Man's Party
Dead Man's Party: Oingo Boingo/Danny Elfman Tribute

As the first band to successfully undertake the challenge of paying tribute to the complex music of OINGO BOINGO & DANNY ELFMAN, Dead Man's Party has been bringing you Boingo tunes LIVE - the way you remember 'em from the original Oingo Boingo shows - for over a decade! This 8-PIECE BAND has been fashioned after the original OINGO BOINGO line-up, featuring a THREE-PIECE HORN SECTION, GUITAR, BASS, KEYS, DRUMS and a front-man so convincing that people sometimes believe that they are actually watching DANNY ELFMAN himself! Not only has DMP been "ELFO-APPROVED" by Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo founder & DMP supporter RICHARD ELFMAN, but former Oingo Boingo members STEVE BARTEK (guitar), JOHN AVILA (bass guitar), and others have attended shows and performed with Dead Man's Party repeatedly. "Hard-core Boingo fans continue to show their support and appreciation for the band's "TRUE TO BOINGO" sound and their lead-singer's uncanny resemblance to DANNY ELFMAN, both in looks and in vocal performance. Whether you're an old-school MYSTIC KNIGHTS of the OINGO BOINGO fan, a DANNY ELFMAN / OINGO BOINGO fanatic, or are new to the Boingo world, DMP always delivers a HIGH-ENERGY, IN YOUR FACE PERFORMANCE that never disappoints!" A NOTE TO OUR CRITICS: DMP is a tribute band. The members of Dead Man's Party do not think they are, are not trying to be, nor do they have any delusions of being Oingo Boingo or former members of OB. Danny Elfman has said that he would not reunite the band; that's why DMP exists. Though some former Oingo Boingo members do get together and perform on occasion, Oingo Boingo is - UNFORTUNATELY - no more. No band lives forever. DMP, however IS dedicated to recreating the Oingo Boingo experience. We work hard to deliver the music of Danny Elfman and the boys of OB as-true-as-possible to its original sound with concerts that bring Boingo veterans back to the good old days, and show the newbees what's what... If you think any of us do it for the money, think again. This music is challenging and takes time & effort to work out. Our former drummer Axel once calculated that DMP members make approximately $.02 an hour when you work in all of our rehearsal time. If you consider THAT "cashing in" you should probably consider a different career yourself... Or maybe you should just get off your high-horse & check out a show. Who knows? You might even enjoy it as much as the rest of us do!

$18.00 - $20.00
Wed, January 16, 2019 (7:00pm - 9:00pm PST )
Ana Popovi with Tommy Odetto
Ana Popović

L.A. based, guitar-player and singer ANA POPOVIC is back on the road promoting her new triple album TRILOGY - Her most ambitious project yet. With TRILOGY Ana releases three albums in one! Twenty-three funk, rock/blues and jazz tunes produced by Grammy Award winner Warren Riker (Lauryn Hill, Carlos Santana), Grammy Award winner Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy) and Delfeayo Marsalis, one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Guest appearances include Joe Bonamassa, Robert Randolph and many others. The only female guitarist part of the ‘all-star’ Experience Hendrix 2014 - ’17 line-up about the release: "In an era where most are skeptic about the current state and future of the music industry, I wanted TRILOGY to tell a different story. The record biz might be broken and Spotify might rip us off, but that can’t keep an artist down. Creativity is very much alive, and music is the celebration of life." Ana was born in Belgrade, Serbia (formerly Yugoslavia) and grew up in a family where music was very important. All throughout her youth, her father would invite friends over for nightly jam sessions. In this atmosphere, she quickly learned her father’s impressive blues and soul record collection, grabbed his guitar and started playing at the age of fifteen. Since then, Ana has developed into an phenomenal guitarist/vocalist with a growing legion of fans throughout the world. Ana and her powerful band are tirelessly touring, playing major blues, jazz and rock festivals. She is endorsed by Fender, D'Angelico, Jim Dunlop and DR strings. Ana has shared headlining stages with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Clark Jr. and many others. She’s nominated for five Blues Music Awards, appeared on the cover of Vintage Guitar and Guitar Player magazine. Her albums Can You Stand The Heat (2013) and Unconditional (2011) where Pick-Of-The-Week by USA Today and featured on NPR Music. Nearly all of Ana's albums made it the Top 5 of the Billboard Blues Charts and are being played regularly on US radio.

$20.00 - $25.00
Thu, January 17, 2019 (8:00pm - 10:00pm PST )
Last In Line with The SJ Sindicate, My Heavy Memory
Last In Line

What started as a casual reunion jam in a Los Angeles rehearsal room in 2011 has grown into a fully-fledged project that has taken on a life of its own. Last In Line, the band, takes its name from the second Dio album released in 1984. Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain and Vivian Campbell were Ronnie Dio’s co-conspirators and co-writers on the "Holy Diver", "Last In Line" and "Sacred Heart" albums – these records have gone on to become part of rock history. During that first jam it was apparent that the chemistry of the original band was very much intact, even after a 27 year hiatus. The excitement generated by that rediscovery led to a second session, where this time they called in acclaimed vocalist Andrew Freeman. Hearing Andrew’s interpretations of the original Dio songs was a revelation and the inspiration to move forward as a band. Over the ensuing years a handful of local LA shows led to a handful of overseas shows in the U.K. and Japan, and eventually to an offer from Frontiers to record a new album of original material. During the course of 2014 the band wrote and recorded 12 new songs and chose longtime friend Jeff Pilson as producer. Jeff very much captured the organic crunch of the band and the very best in Andrew’s voice and delivery. Last In Line’s debut album, “Heavy Crown” was released in February 2016, hitting number 1 on the Billboard Heat- Seekers Chart, with the singles “Devil In Me” and “Starmaker” leading the charge. But the release was preceded by tragedy, when Jimmy Bain passed away at the age of 68 on January 23rd, another great musician taken from us far too soon. Jimmy was immensely proud of the new album and his input to "Heavy Crown" was immeasurable. "We will continue to celebrate his life through his music.. Rest in peace, dear friend.” -Viv Earlier this year Last In Line played a handful of shows, including headlining both the Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan, Italy and the Metal Stage at the Rocklahoma Festival, bringing in renowned bassist Phil Soussan and keyboardist Erik Norlander. The gigs featured tracks from "Heavy Crown" alongside songs from those classic Dio albums. With "Heavy Crown" finally being released on gatefold vinyl on September 30th, Last In Line will take that line up out on a full European tour in November 2016 appearing as special guests to Saxon on selected European dates and headlining a raft of venues across the UK.

$15.00 - $20.00