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Coverage of entertainment in in the Stockton, California area.

Concerts and nightlife around the 209, July 16

Friday: Video killed the radio star. Then the Internet killed the MTV star. The DJ, meanwhile, has evolved. He’s moved from plugging into a light pole at a street party, to keeping it down in the center of the group on stage, to being a superstar who tours solo. (Also, he has become a she […]

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X Fest details

X Fest, the 209’s biggest annual outdoor concert and party, is less than 24 days away. This year’s edition of the downtown Modesto shindig is set for Aug. 7 and will feature more than 50 acts (including Pepper, at right) performing on eight stages. Organizer Chris Ricci sent out a press release this afternoon with […]

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Concerts and nightlife around the 209, July 15

“It’s been a long time / I shouldn’t have left you…” Actually, with a due respect to Rakim (and there is much respect due), it was good to leave you for a bit. I enjoyed checking in with the Midwest during my vacation last week. But I’m also glad to be back, particularly this week, […]

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Travie McCoy in Stockton, R.I.P. Envy and upcoming events around the 209

McCoy, the Gym Class Heroes frontman who released his solo album “Lazarus” this month, will host a party July 9 at Taste after he performs with Rihanna and Ke$ha at ARCO Arena in Sacramento. That’s according to his spokeswoman and the posters circulating on Facebook today. DJs Ekspoe and Remedy also are on the bill. […]

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Concerts and nightlife around the 209, June 26-27

Looking for something to do tonight? Click here. One of my colleagues reports that the tenant of the storefront on the north side of O’Ryleigh’s in Stockton has applied for a liquor license as the California Street Bar and Grill. That block along California Street also includes Taste and is an ideal location for nightclubs […]

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Concerts and nightlife around the 209, June 25

Looking for something to do tonight? Click here. Friday: You can celebrate the birthday of one of the busiest men in local entertainment and the life of one of music’s biggest stars at the same event Friday at Fat Cat in Modesto. Thriller on 11th St.: A Tribute to the Life and Dream of Michael […]

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Cheap concerts and nightlife around the 209, June 24

Thursday The big event on Thursday will be Pavement’s show at the Bob Hope Theatre, which you can read more about in Timeout in Thursday’s Record. Good seats are still available for sale here; I went through the process and was offered two tickets about 20 rows from the stage. (Take from that what you […]

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“Twilight: Eclipse” opens at 12:01 a.m. June 30

Sure, your ticket to the premiere and Fandango.com might say the first screening is being held at 12:01 a.m. June 29. Media nationwide, including this blogger, have passed along that time and date for the opening of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.” But at 12:01 a.m. June 29 you’ll probably find the theater closed and dark. […]

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Calendar: Upcoming shows and parties, June 21

An important local music-related note before we look at upcoming local concerts and parties: Tomorrow is the last day to vote for Ripon band French Cassettes in the MySpace Artist Discovery contest. For more about the contest, click here. It’s a big week for live music in Stockton, as the hometown-boys-done-good in Pavement are set […]

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“Twilight” tickets sold out in downtown Stockton a week before premiere

UPDATE June 23: The demand for tickets has led City Centre Cinemas 16 in downtown Stockton to add two more theaters to the 12:01 a.m. June 30 screening. You can buy tickets by clicking here. If you’re wondering why June 29 was changed to June 30 in the post below, click here. “New Moon” is […]

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