The Stan Erhart Band

Stan Erhar band, san pedro square market, peralta adobe plazaI have to write about The Stan Erhart Band. These guys played the Peralta Adobe Plaza last night for the Shark Game. They were absolutely amazing. Their vocals and style took me back to the times when music was truly great. Eric Clapton, Greatful Dead, TP & the HB's (Tom Petty and the Heart Breakers), and my personal favorite from the set list, Merle Haggard's "okie from muskogee". I cannot say enough about these guys.

Stan's roots go back to the family farm in Kansas; where hard work and play were accompanied by John Deere tractors, V-8 cars, & country guitars. His brother's baritone horn was the first instrument, followed by guitar, vocals, sax, flute, and an interest in keyboards. He spent his college years playing in bands in Michigan, later moving to Chicago to play the clubs, and finally to San Francisco to form one of the busiest bands in the Bay Area. They have a grand ole time dishin' up..."A great big plate of roots rockin' blues with a little of everything on the side!"

San Francisco singer/songwriter Stan Erhart exists in that blues-rock space occupied by John Hiatt, Warren Zevon, and Dave Alvin. With his weary, gravelly voice, Erhart exists well outside of the pop mainstream, but should find fans among those who seek a rootsy, American style..."
Doug Cornell, HitSession

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I cannot wait to get these back at the Market. They are amazing

 

Stay tuned for next weeks San Jose Shark's Blog by Aaron Sholl, we will also be rolling out our San Pedro Square Market tailgating series, with tips, games, recipes, and essential checklists for all styles of tailgaters. Yes, tailgating at the Market!

Tags: Live Music 2011

The NHL is Upon Us!

san jose sharks, joe pavelski, The Sharks are just about done with their preseason games for 2011-2012 and have gone 4-0. When people ask me what I think about that, I basically tell them “who cares, it’s preseason.” If the Sharks went 0-4, I would say the exact same thing. Pre-season games mean absolutely nothing to me, it is just a chance for younger guys to crack the roster, show the coaches what they worked on over the summer and to sell some more tickets. Honestly, Tommy Wingels is the Sharks leading scorer? No offense to him and his accomplishment this pre-season, but if you are banking on him scoring more than 15 goals this year, you are in for a rude awakening. And please tell me who “won” the pre-season last year or the last five years without Googling it. The pre-season is just a bunch of practice games that are open to the public, nothing more.

Now don’t get me wrong, I am happy that the Sharks are winning games. But I amjoe thorton, san jose sharks, hp pavilion in san jose ca resized 600 more happy with the fact that they are playing much better hockey and that all of their new acquisitions are fitting in like they have been there for years. The defense now has depth that is worth talking about and I don’t think we will see the sluggish start to the year like last season. We will get to see Thomas Greiss a lot more in the beginning since Antero Niittymaki is out for the first few months after hip surgery. We will also see the 3rd and 4th lines rotate some players around while they figure out who works best in those roles. The Sharks are definitely better defensively than the last two seasons so we will see a lot closer wins than in years past.

This San Jose Sharks team has a lot to get excited over. They are one of the best teams on paper to start off the season in a very long time (even though I feel like that every year) but that doesn’t necessarily translate into instant success. I do, however, believe the Sharks players and even Doug Wilson know they do not have much time left to produce a cup. I would imagine if they do not get to the finals this year, the team could potentially blow up (with the exception of Burns and Niemi). Not that we need to worry about that now, but just don’t get too excited about going 4-0 in pre-season.

In the end, enjoy the short and blissful ride into the start of the 2011-2012 NHL season. Staying healthy will be the main worry all year and into playoffs, especially when we have some known band-aid boys on the team now. If the major players on the Sharks can stay healthy all year, they will win the Pacific Division again (which could be the last possible chance to win it) with some healthy competition from the LA Kings.

Next week, I will go over my predictions for the season. Tell me what you think in the comments about the Sharks’ chance this season of winning a cup.

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Fun Fact: The San Jose Sharks have 12/1 odds of winning the cup this year - I think it might be time to hit up Vegas

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Vino Vino now open in the San Pedro Square Market

san jose wine bar, wine bars in san joseVino Vino wine bar is officially open for business in the San Pedro Square Market. Owners Victor Klee and Gary Arakaki were one of the first tenants involved in the project. The wine bar is located on the North end of San Pedro Street and boasts an amazing 13 bottle wines tap system. Yes that's correct they have wine on tap. The tap system is amazing to look at but it is also a green product. The tap system cuts back on corks, bottles, labels, foil, boxes, the list goes on and on. Another great feature of the system is the ability to carry more unique wines that cannot be found at many other wines bars because the system increases the life of the wine without sacrificing on the quality. So for all you wine buffs out there that means more wine flights more often.

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There menu is great too. I went there for lunch today and ordered the smoked salmon crostini plate and a brie, prosciutto, & fig spread sandwich, all i can say is WOW! If that's not your style, I saw other people eating the grilled cheese sandwich that has crimini mushrooms and truffles, and a seared ahi tuna salad. As i was eating my lunch I asked Gary and Victor what made them decide to open the wine bar and they simply said..."We couldn't find anything that catered to us, so we went out and started our own bar". I must say its been a hit so far. People are raving about it. In fact its more than just a wine bar, its an experience. I went to lunch not knowing much about wine, other than I like it. But when I left I knew why they decided on the wine taps vs traditional bottles, where the wines are coming from, and they their food products are local and sustainable which is important to me and I'm sure many others.

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Crewners Barbershop Opens in the San Pedro Square Market

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Today is a great day at the San Pedro Square Market. Our newest vendor, Dan Dixon of Crewners Barbershop, has opened for business. Crewners is an upscale barbershop, providing fashionable and stylish haircuts and the highest quality full barbershop services. Vintage decor blended with modern equipment creates an atmosphere that is warm, welcoming and invites customers to relax, refresh and reminisce.

Dan found his barber chair in Las Vegas, Nevada and took it to be refurbished by the boys at American Restoration. Dan is just another example of the entrepreneurial spirit that in Silicon Valley. Dan is an asset to the project and an amazing person. We are so happy to welcome Crewners Barber shop to the San Pedro Square Market family.

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Before the restoration

 

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The Finished Product 

Location & Hours

San Pedro Square Market | 87 North San Pedro Street #107 | San Jose, California 95110 | Phone: 408.663.1813 |

 Hours:

Sunday              Closed
Monday              Closed
Tuesday             10am - 6pm
Wednesday         10am - 5pm
Thursday            10am - 6pm
Friday                 10am - 8pm 
Saturday             8am - 5pm

 


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