The City of San Jose – not necessarily known as a quintessential destination for live music in the Bay Area – now boasts another year of Left Coast Live, a music festival and conference in the southern branch of the Bay. For 2010, the festival has managed to snag the likes of OK Go and Yo La Tengo as headliners, among a variety of other artists (over 100 bands in total):
Left Coast Live (LCL) is a week-long music experience that showcases more than 100 national, regional and local live acts playing in 20 venues in downtown San Jose from June 21 â€“ 26. Left Coast Live 2010 reveals the future of music with its progressive forums June 21 â€“ 24, and enlivens the San Jose SOFA district with an interactive music experience June 24 â€“ 25. LCL ignites the Bay Area music community, establishing Silicon Valley as a regional destination for live music.
Left Coast Live 2010 takes place this week, June 21st through June 26th, at various venues in San Jose. The individual weekday schedules are free, open to the public, and fairly low-key (various shows, screenings, panels), and Friday and Saturday are packed to the brim with live music and events. Admission is $15/day in advance, $20/day at the doors for Friday and Saturday’s events.
Other notable acts include the Mumlers, Neon Trees, Free Energy, Two Sheds, Sea of Bees, and many more. The full Left Coast Live 2010 schedule (with the built-in ability to create and print customized schedules) can be found and explored on the Left Coast Live website.