.Mike Huguenor

Mike Huguenor
Arts and Entertainment Editor for Metro Silicon Valley. Musician and writer, born and raised in San Jose.
Dox Black
Dec 28, 2022

The Decade of Dox Black

This Sunday, as the calendar turns to 2023, music fans across the South Bay will take part in a growing yearly tradition. We’re not talking...
Dec 26, 2022

Fantastic Negrito Joins Monophonics at Guild Theatre

Xavier Dphrepaulezz, better known as the one and only Fantastic Negrito, is a true Bay Area success story. Having gone from busking at BART...
Litter Ladder
Nov 30, 2022

Talking Trash With the San Jose Litter Ladder

When inspiration struck, Rick Stanton was driving the backstreets of South San Jose counting every piece of graffiti he could find. “It was just weird,”...
Oct 5, 2022

LA Hardcore Band Zulu Returns to Cupertino’s X Bar

When LA hardcore band Zulu took the stage at Cupertino’s X Bar last July, few in the audience realized they were witnessing a pivotal...
Aug 10, 2022

The Return of In-person Cinequest

As a kid, Halfdan Hussie used to dream about seeing his name on a movie screen. While sitting in the darkened arthouse theater where...
Andy Vences
Jul 13, 2022

Andy “El Tiburon” Vences’s Life in the Boxing Ring

Past the rows of slip bags, speed bags and chunky heavy bags hanging above the padded floor of Gilroy’s Pound 4 Pound gym is...
Try the Pie
Jul 5, 2022

San Jose Indie Rockers Try the Pie Release New Album

Life rarely presents second chances. Imagine, then, the surprise felt by San Jose indie rock group Try the Pie when their producer texted to...
Jun 22, 2022

Sunami Surges On

Few bands will ever experience a first show like San Jose’s Sunami. In the video from October 26, 2019 (now with upwards of 100,000 views...

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