Music: Metric in Concert w/free downloads

posted by dpm on 11/20/2009

There is a clean, white page waiting to be inscribed by Metric in the chronicles of music history.  This page, or should I say chapter, will be adorned with the hallmarks of a band whose rhythmic ferocity enfolds an already frenzied portrait of when neo-'80s punk meets post-modern radio-pop.  Their current tour, which has been electrifying the East Coast with spotless concerts of indie apropos for nearly a month now, is poised to land-feet first-at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia on Wednesday, November 25th. 

                Metric, the tight, four piece Toronto outfit, fronted by bankable dilettante, Emily Haines, has delivered music to their growing number of supporters since their freshman release, Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?  That blitzed the indie scene back in 2003.  Now, some 6 years and 3 albums later, Metric has returned, recharged with a collective consciousness ready to satiate the hunger of the whole with their latest and most anticipated LP, Fantasies.

                The Philadelphia concert is poised to be as celebrated a show as all the tour combined.  Why?-because the city of brotherly love is awash with the collegiate blend of progressive art and music, plus the nouveau-hipster appreciation for all things non-conforming. 

                The Electric Factory is located in center city Philadelphia on 7th Street between Callowhill and Spring Garden Street.  The doors open at 8pm with opening act, The Band of Skulls.  Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door. 

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