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Rewind: Metric at the 9:30 Club
Rewind tells you about what went down the night before. Thursday night, Canadian rockers Metric charmed the audience at the 9:30 Club.
With three albums from which to pick tracks from, Metric put together a solid set—digging up some of their classics (“Combat Baby”), squeezing in the lesser-known (“Hustle Rose”) with the popular (“Poster of a Girl”) and even performing some new material. “Too Little Too Late,” a sad little gem from Live it Out, unfortunately, did not make the cut.
Sounding every bit as enchanting as on the band’s records, Haines’ voice made one wish lyric sheets were available to sing along—an activity the gorgeous lead singer encouraged throughout the band’s performance, upping the performer/audience dynamic to joyous heights. Who else but Haines could get an audience to not only sing, but feverishly hum along to songs?
With enough energy for two bands (and, in fact, both Haines and Shaw also perform with band Broken Social Scene) and catchy indie rock/pop ditties, one might wonder why Metric hasn’t blown-up like similar bands, but to do so would be to overthink the beauty behind the simplicity of the band. As Haines herself put it last night: “Too much meaning, too many answers—I don’t trust that, man.”