Live Music: Daydream Nation Vol. 20 | Sat. Nov 30th

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and for the next installment of the DayDream Nation series on Saturday, November 30th, 2013 @ 7:00pm

S*ALT & Content Magazine decided to team up with Grand Fanali Presents to keep with the momentum of everything the music community has been building.

All Ages. FREE to the public!

poster art by Gilbert Armendariz
design by Cassandra Croft/ Kendall Sallay

More info on the bands:

FOXTAILS BRIGADE: Oakland indie folk |

ODD BIRD: Santa Rosa indie folk |

CONTAINHER: San Jose indie electronic |

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Live Music: Natalie Cressman Friday Nov 29th @ 7:00pm

natalie cressman 400x200San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Natalie Cressman on Friday, November 29th, 2013 @ 7:00pm

Whether playing an original or exploring a jazz classic, trombonist and singer/songwriter Natalie Cressman fully embraces the imperative to render music in her own image. If you listen closely to Unfolding, her debut album with her band Secret Garden, she provides all the clues necessary to uncover the treasure trove of influences and inspirations behind her music: Cuban, Brazilian and West African music, indie rock, funk and the post-bop continuum.

While working with mentor Peter Apfelbaum, she was able to perform with Carlos Santana, Joe Lovano, Sheila E., Miguel Zenon, Ambrose Akinmusire and Eric Harland. She’s gained her widest exposure after touring for two years with Phish’s Trey Anastasio. As an educator, Cressman has taught at the Stanford Jazz Workshop and the Nueva School. She is a recent graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and is touring with her sophomore release, Turn the Sea.

Video: "Flip" by Natalie Cressman and Secret Garden

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Live Music: Bear Lincoln Band Wednesday Nov 27th @ 8pm

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Bear Lincoln is a quartet of dedicated musical disciples. Their influences range from James Brown to Talking Heads to Vicente Hernandez and back again. At a Bear Lincoln show, you will find quirky, danceable, upbeat originals and a top notch cover or two. These boys pride themselves on putting on a fun show.

Based in Berkeley, California, Bear Lincoln performs all around the golden state and are planning to introduce themselves to the other 49 very soon. Stay tuned, because these fine gentlemen are in it to win it.

Bear Lincoln is:

Aidan Ward - guitar, clarinet, lead vocals

Ben Einstein - keyboards, percussion, vocals

Derek Burle - bass, percussion, vocals

Taylor Moxon - drums, percussion, vocals

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Special Event: Happy Birthday San Jose! Nov 24th @ 11:00am

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San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join History San Jose for a special event at the Peralta Adobe historic site at the San Pedro Square Market on Sunday, November 24th, 2013 @ 11:00am

Meet members of Founding Families, and take tours of the Peralta Adobe and Fallon House.San Jose or El Pueblo de San Jose de Guadelupe, the first Pueblo of California, was founded November 29, 1777.  Come have a slice of birthday cake and help celebrate!Learn about life in early San Jose through hands-on activities and story telling.  Enjoy live music, dancing and children’s hands-on activities!   Food is available throughout the San Pedro Market.Location: Peralta Adobe-Fallon House Historic Site
General Admission is free
Activity Tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5

Hours:  12pm – 4pm

Tours of the Adobe and Fallon House start at 12:30 pm; 1:30 pm and 2:30 pmChildren’s tours start at 1:00 pm; 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Children’s tours are for ages 3 – 8 years old.

Tours are on a first-come, first-serve basis. History San Jose Member are free. $8 per adult, $5 for seniors and students with a valid ID. Children five and under are free.  Please purchase tickets in front of the Peralta Adobe.

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Live Music: Tim Atlas | Saturday Nov 23rd @ 7:30pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with Tim Atlas, on Saturday November 23rd, 2013 @ 7:30pm.  This will be the "Lost in the Waiting" EP Release show at the market!

Tim Atlas is from San Jose, California, where the singer-songwriter became intrigued by the moving, romanticized songwriting of Bon Iver, as well as the colorful blues guitar playing of John Mayer. Over the last year, he has put his artistic efforts into his original songwriting. And as a result, Atlas has garnered over 2k limited soundcloud downloads, 6k subscribers on YouTube, and a loyal, eager fan base. Iin the summer of 2013, Tim worked with producer Jesse Barrera on his first record, where you’ll hear a mixture of ethereal falsettos, heavy percussive features, and an undeniably uplifting message.

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Live Music: Legally Blue Friday Nov 22 @ 7:00pm

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Legally Blue’s authentic sound comes from rare, vintage guitar amps, a classic Hammond B3 organ, and from the soulful voice of Joanne Wegener. Formed in 2010, the group brings together 5 talented musicians from Northern California: Joanne Wegener, John Keating, Mike West, Chris Wilder, and Aart de Geus. Alone, each member has performed in different groups, in different states and, even in different nations; but together they are joined by their love of music and the Blues. Mixing original and classic Blues standards with their own surprises, Legally Blue creates a nostalgic sound that’s impossible to "sit still" to.

Video: It can be arranged - Legally Blue

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Special Event: Latte Art Competition Nov 14th @ 6pm

San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join SPSM vendor B2 coffee for Game 5, of Season 2's Bay Area Latte Art Competition on Thursday, November 14th, 2013 @ 6pm.

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Live Music: Soulful Obsession Saturday Nov 16th @ 8:00pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join us on Saturday, November 16th, 2013 @ 8:00pm for a live show with San Jose local band, Soulful Obsession.

What began as a simple karaoke night out with friends at 7 Bamboo Lounge in San Jose Downtown soon led to the coming of Bay Area’s liveliest and most eclectic hip-hop/soul/r&b group, Soulful Obsession.

Lily Tran, Bennett Roth-Newell, Veno Bender, and Kosuke Okamura officially formed the band “Soulful Obsession” in the summer of August 2011 at San Jose State University. These four multi-talented individuals unleash their artistic creative abilities by collectively writing and producing all of their original songs.

On-the-rise in the thriving Silicon Valley, Soulful Obsession skillfully blends together a diverse range of sounds influenced by both classic artists like: Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Etta James, and Ella Fitzgerald with modern-day artists like: Amy Winehouse, John Legend, Beyonce, Jamie Cullum, Lauryn Hill, Robin Thicke and The Roots.


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Live Music: Allison Adams Tucker Friday Nov 15th @ 7pm

allison adams tucker 400x200San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a special performance with Allison Adams Tucker, on Friday, November 15th, 2013 @ 7:00pm.

Born in San Diego, California, multilingual jazz vocalist Allison Adams Tucker began singing before she could speak. She studied piano, flute, violin, dance and voice from elementary school and currently holds a BA in Linguistics / Music Vocal Performance and an AA in Italian.

Allison's love for languages shows in her performance schedules and music; her music reflects her passion for world cultures with rhythms, melodies, and lyrics of Brazil, Italy, France, Latin America, Japan, and the US. She has also toured in Japan, Europe, Mexico, and the US, including performances on local and national television, on radio stations, and in festivals and jazz clubs. Allison has shared festival billing and musical collaborations with jazz greats such as Kenny Burrell, Poncho Sanchez, Ivan Lins, Mindy Abair, Pete Escovedo, among others.

Allison's sophomore CD April in Paris is scheduled for release in 2013.

Video: Pure Imagination - Allison Adams Tucker live in Osaka

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Live Music: Ron Scott Saturday Nov 9th @ 8:00pm

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Joins SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Ron Scott on Saturday, November 9th, 2013 @ 8:00pm.


Born in San Jose, Ron Scott began playing keyboard as a hobby. He started as a self-taught musician, and still plays by ear, incorporating a sound that joins the smooth with the funky, including spicy Latin rhythms, R&B and neo jazz.

At the age of 34, Scott created his first band The 650 Connection, and the band have many successful ventures, playing with recording artist like Chaka Khan, Temptations, Whispers, and more. Ron has released three CD’s, including his recent solo album Ron Scott in the Keys of Love. This project flirts with an array of genres ranging from samba, to smooth jazz, to R&B ballads.

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Live Music: Mads Tolling Friday November 8th @ 7:00pm

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Think of a distinctive jazz violinist, and only a handful of names come to mind, Regina Carter, Jean Luc De Ponty, and Mads Tolling, an internationally acclaimed violinist, violist, and composer whose fresh new voicings embrace the playful sophistication of his instrument. Tolling's love of jazz started from his childhood in Denmark; he embraced the musical interpretations of greats like Jean Luc De Ponty, and at the age of 20 he moved to the U.S. to pursue Jazz studies. Tolling graduated from Berklee College of Music summa cum laude and later became the solo violinist with the Turtle Island Quartet from 2003 to 2007. He won two Grammy awards for "Best Classical Crossover Album" with the recordings 4+Four and A Love Supreme – The Legacy of John Coltrane. As a solo artist, Tolling has received Denmark’s Sankt Annae’s Award for Musical Excellence, the Berklee Elvin Jones Award as well as grants from Queen Margaret of Denmark. He has performed with Paquito d’Rivera, Kenny Barron, Joe Lovano, Sergio and many other crossover artists.

Tolling's recent album Mads Tolling Quartet -- Celebrating Jean-Luc Ponty was recorded live at Yoshi's Oakland, and is currently available for purchase.

Video: Mads Tolling Quartet - Lisa's Dance (John McLaughlin)

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Uber Partners w/ San Pedro Square Market for the holidays!

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San Pedro Square Market is excited to announce a special partnership with Uber, "everyone's private driver," for the holiday season in 2013! 

Starting today, and ending on January 1, 2014, you can sign up for Uber with the Promo code below and get your first ride FREE (up to $20)!

SPSM encourages everyone to enjoy the holiday season, and to drink responsibly.  UBER is a great way to get to and from the market with friends and colleagues as an alternative to the traditional taxi.

To sign up and/or learn more about UBER, Click HERE!  Make sure to use promo code: HOLIDAYSPSM

.....and keep checking our blog for upcoming live music and special events in 2013!


The SPSM Team

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