I don't know about San Jose in particular, but the music scene around the Bay Area in general is fucking outstanding. So much so, that I fucking hate your guts right now.
No, I'm not. I hate you.
9/19 Woe / InterArma
10/1 Cult of Luna / IntrOnaut
10/5 NIN / EITS
10/22 Mike Doughty (used to be in) Soul Coughing