The San Francisco Bay Area has long been a fertile breeding ground for metal music. It’s either given birth to, or supported the growth of, such legendary acts as Exodus, Testament, Death Angel, and of course, Metallica.
Since their foundation in 1998, Oakland’s High on Fire have proven themselves to be a most worthy addition to the list of Bay Area metal luminaries. Continue reading »
It’s hard to resist the toe-tapping beach-pop hooks, rattling beat and lo-fi, Casablancas-esque hum of “Telephone,” the leadoff track from DOCKS brand-new three-song Forest EP. Continue reading »
For many local adolescents, music provides a positive and safe outlet for self-expression and stress relief. However, due to continuing cuts to local education dollars, many local schools have dramatically scaled back arts programs, or cut them altogether—leaving our communities neediest youth without access to music. Continue reading »
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 never expected to make another album together. Continue reading »
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. Continue reading »
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 »