Seems like a lifetime ago when I first saw METRIC, an epic indie rock band originally based in Toronto, play at UofT’s frosh week. Last night, all those fabulous memories of ridiculousness, unthinkable fun and la-la-land came right back standing a few feet away from the Emily, James, Joshua and Joules.
The ’90s are seriously coming back with so many female-fronted bands ‘reinventing’ themselves and putting out albums in 2012. METRIC, although formed in the late ’90s and not truly sporting the traditional grundge aesthetic, have the qualities of a successful, don’t-follow-the-leader type of band that I seriously can’t get enough of. Their fifth and latest studio album, SYNTHETICA, is an intricate mix of things they’ve done before as well as experimental sound that fans are bound to love.
Last night, an intimate crowd of no more than 300 people got an energetic, one-hour show at MUCH MUSIC headquarters. I got super lucky through an amazing friend to be able to get into the gig last-minute. It was great to see everyone singing along to every single one of the eights songs played, dancing, screaming, clapping and truly appreciating the band’s hard work and liveliness. Super amazing time, great set, and sweetest of all, fabulous quality performance in a civilized atmosphere for free. THANKS!!!
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PS: Much Music crew and team are seriously hard working, passionate and dedicated people, and I greatly thank them for all the hard work last night.