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Local 'R&Bass' Singer, Molia, Dropping New EP

Local vocalist Molia aims for R&B stardom with her new EP, out this week. Read More

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PHOTOS: Wrestlemania Weekend

America and the WWE. The perfect combination.

Ohh yeeeah, brother! Last night, the WWE’s Wrestlemania 31 brought nearly 75,000 screaming professional wrestling fans to Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium, and Metro was there to capture every oily muscled minute of it. Check out the slide show below for highlights from the Axxess fan fest and the main event. Or click… » Read More

Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil Announces Addition Of Free Outdoor ‘Carnival Of Chaos’


Much like the proverbial movie monster that once again rises from the grave to wreak havoc across the countryside and feast on more hapless victims, “Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil” is coming back for a well-deserved sequel. The horror convention meets heavy metal thrash fest celebrated its inaugural outing last year in… » Read More

Prince Sole Finds Success On The Dreem Teem

Done ‘Waiting’: With the release of his latest mixtape with The Kid Ryan, local producer Prince Sole is picking up steam and generating serious buzz.

Prince Sole may have already hit radio waves with two songs from his latest mixtape, but he hasn’t gone national yet. Just don’t tell that to a very young fan of his. “It’s funny—every time my girl’s daughter hears a Drake record on the radio, she thinks it’s me,” Sole jokes while… » Read More

German Post-Punks Auxes Coming To Caravan

I Don’t Wanna Grow Up: Dave Laney of post-punk trio Auxes, found his punk-rock neverland in Hamburg.

You know that stereotypical vision of a German you have in your head? Straight-laced, ultra conformist, following rules to the letter? Well, according to Dave Laney, founder and frontman of the Hamburg-by-way-of-Chicago punk band Auxes, you’ve got it all backwards. “That is one thing that is pretty strong in the German psyche,”… » Read More

DJs Battle Venue Over ‘Motown On Mondays’

Motown On Mondays at 55 South. Photo by Brian Kirksey.

A dispute erupted early Monday between 55  South and the MOM SJ Players—who together have been producing the popular Motown on Mondays weekly party in San Jose for a little more than a year now. The first signs of trouble came this morning, when members of the MOM SJ Players—a collective of… » Read More

PHOTOS: St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl

St. Patrick's Day was a blast. We think. Photo by Greg Ramar.

Oh man… We are just crawling out from under of our two-day hangover and checking out all these pictures we took on the Silicon Valley St. Patrick’s Day pub crawl from Palo Alto to Campbell. To us, the whole evening seems like one giant greenish black swimming pool full of Guinness, Jameson,… » Read More

Metalachi Melt Faces, Cultures At Back Bar SoFa

Maracas and Mayhem: Born in Ciudad Juarez and raised in East L.A., the metal-mariachi band, Metalachi, bring the best of both worlds together.

Search the web for information on the ’80s- and ’90s-metal/mariachi mash-up band, Metalachi, and you’ll quickly realize a couple of things: First off, these guys have one hell of an origin story—involving “the village jai alai team,” a 14-year burro trip and the recreational use of horse tranquilizers—none of which, it would… » Read More