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 working inside a home studio tucked deep in the East San Jose foothills, worlds away from distractions. Continue reading »
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. Continue reading »
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. Continue reading »
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, Baileys and questionable decision making. But looking at these photos, we’re pretty sure we actually just had a blast and we don’t have anything to be sorry for. Continue reading »
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 seem, is true. However, upon realization of the second thing (namely, that these guys totally rip), it’s hard to care about the veracity of the official “Story of Metalachi.”
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Delivering a vulnerable vocal performance that humanizes the song’s complicated perspective, Molia sings “Does it matter that she told me everything? Does it matter that you purchased her a ring? All that matters is you.”
She echoes the mantra once more, searching for self-acceptance: “all that matters is you.” Continue reading »
It’s been almost two decades since he and his Living Legends crew helped usher in a new era of DIY in hip-hop, and Scarub is still doing things his own way. In fact, he’s doing everything his own way. Continue reading »
There has been no shortage of entertainment in San Jose of late. With all the normal goings on, the 25th annual Cinequest film festival and the San Jose Jazz Winter Fest, we’ve been having plenty of late nights here at Metro. Now that both Cinequest and Winter Fest have concluded, we are getting a chance to catch our breath and take a look at all the photos captured by our intrepid Greg Ramar. Continue reading »
Bean Kaloni Tupou talks a lot about safe spaces. It makes sense. The leader of San Jose’s airy indie-punk project, Try the Pie has done a lot to create local places where people can be themselves, no matter their gender or sexual orientation.
As a part of the bands Sourpatch and Crabapple, and as one of the creative forces behind the Think and Die Thinking Collective, Tupou has become a fixture on the South Bay’s DIY punk scene—known for crafting socially-conscious and catchy punk rock, while making sure kids have some place to be that is open, accepting and fun. Continue reading »