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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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East Coast Rap Duo Tanya Morgan Bringing Boom-Bap Beats To Back Bar Sofa

MC Donwill of hip-hop duo Tanya Morgan says he views his group and its fans as an ‘island of misfit toys.’

Back in 2003, when Cincinnati MC Donwill and Brooklyn MC/producer Von Pea settled on naming their duo Tanya Morgan, they intended it as a goof—an inside joke about a record store clerk attempting to trick customers into buying a hip-hop album disguised as a ’50s soul record. At the time, the pair… » Read More

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’

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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