Curtis Meacham (Monkey-vocals)
SPB: What is something more people should know about the San Jose scene?
Meacham: San Jose is a pretty cool place. Its 45 minutes south of San Francisco and gets some of the biggest shows on off-nights because it's close enough to the City to catch major acts coming through.
San Jose and its surrounding South Bay cities (Campbell, Los Gatos, Mountain View, Palo Alto) have been a hotspot for up and coming music, for years. People may say that the Silicon Valley has no music scene, but it still kicks out major acts every now and then...like: The Grateful Dead, Skankin’ Pickle, Smashmouth, Nikki Sixx, Fleetwood Mac, The Doobie Brothers, Mike Patton, Xiu Xiu, Third Eye Blind, and No Use for a Name.
As a suburban sprawl of nearly a million residents (998,537), San Jose could certainly use more nightlife, but the crowds of kids still rock out at the local teen centers, bowling alleys and sometimes...nightclubs. Then, after the shows, they flutter like moths to the one late night glowing oasis that doesn't care who you are and what you've been doing...The Taco Bravo!
So, come to San Jose and catch a Monkey show if you want to see a good time in the Southbay! Afterwards, we'll get tacos. M'kay?