Monday, June 3, 2013

Show Preview - Metric - 6.5.13 - Mr Smalls - Concert Preview

Metric will be appearing this Wednesday, 6.5 at Mr Smalls Theater in conjuction with their 10th Anniversary Celebration. The band just recently made an appearance this past September at Stage AE to a packed house. They are touring behind their latest LP, which made my 'top 3' end of year list, entitled Sythetica. The  album was released this past June to very positive reviews from both the mainstream and internet press. The band also made my top 5 concerts of this past year. They consistently put on one of the best live shows you will see. From our review:  Admittedly I have a grade school crush when it comes to EH and this band. But honestly, seeing them five times, they have never let the audience down. EH is constantly jumping and dancing always showing off the best gams in the biz. They always put the crowd into a frenzy, boogying on the floor and most of the time singing along. This time I noticed a good portion of the audience didn't appear to recognize their excellent new album Synthetica. But this didn't deter the crowd showing their passion by bouncing constantly to each song.

From their press:

Haines first envisioned the word “Synthetica” as the name for a particularly resilient skin-job from Blade Runner, a female replicant who voices an inner monologue of all your human imperfections. “If you imagine a nightmarishly fake version of me as a pop star, that’s her,” she says. “And this record was about me saying, I’m going to give more to the music than ever, but there’s no way I’m going to turn into someone like that.” As she sings on the album’s hard-rocking title track, “We’re all the time confined to fit the mold / But I won’t ever let them make a loser of my soul.”

“Synthetica is about insomnia, fucking up, fashion, all the devices and gadgets attached to our brains, getting wasted, watching people die in other countries, watching people die in your own country, dancing your ass off, questioning the cops, poetic justice, standing up for yourself, sex, the apocalypse, doing some stupid shit and totally regretting it but then telling everyone it made you stronger, leaving town as a solution to unsolvable problems, owning your actions, and owning your time.”

Show begins at 8p with doors at 7p. Tickets are $35 and can be found here. More information about the band can be found here:

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