.Mike Huguenor

Mike Huguenor
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Arts and Entertainment Editor for Metro Silicon Valley. Musician and writer, born and raised in San Jose.
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,”...
Zulu
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...
Cinequest
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...
Sunami
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...
Ivan and Xian
Jun 15, 2022

East Side Dreams

The voice that opens East Side San Jose, the new album by Ivan Flores & Discos Resaca Collective, glows with a warmth as familiar...
Trauma Fresh
Jun 8, 2022

Trauma Fresh Evens the Odds

When Trauma Fresh decided to start rapping for real he was at the lowest point of his life. “I had nothing,” he says, “and when...
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