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[PHOTOS] Metric at The Pageant in St. Louis

All photos by Chris Lay Metric returned to The Pageant last Friday, playing songs from their entire catalog, including their latest album, Pagans in Vegas. This was Metric’s first headlining performance in St. Louis since 2012, and it didn’t disappoint. At one point, lead singer/songwriter Emily Haines left the stage before “Cascades,” and returned wearing … Read more

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Metric to release ‘Pagans in Vegas,’ Performing with Imagine Dragons Tonight at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis | Concert Preview

Emily Haines of Metric | Photo by Jason Gonulsen Metric returns to St. Louis this evening, supporting Imagine Dragons at Scottrade Center. Tickets are still available and can be purchased here ($26.50-56.50). It’s just the start of a big year for Emily Haines, Jimmy Shaw, Joshua Winstead, and Joules Scott-Key, who will release a new … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Metric – The Shade

Emily Haines of Metric | Photo by Jason Gonulsen Metric is back with “The Shade,” their first single from a new full-length studio album to be released later this summer. It’s quirky, fresh, and basically everything we’ve come to expect from one of our favorite bands: you’re gonna play it again. Metric will be in … Read more

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Concert Preview | The 15 Best Metric Songs

Photo by Brantley Gutierrez It’s too late in the day Too late in the day to Take you on all the rides On late Monday, Rolling Stone published Emily Haines’ written tribute to Lou Reed, who passed away on Sunday. Haines, of course, is the voice of Metric, and Reed contributed vocals to a song, … Read more

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The 100 Best Albums of 2012

Vinyl, CD, MP3, Spotify, etc. Take your pick, bust most of us around here prefer vinyl whenever possible, only because when we listen to a song like Brandi Carlile’s “Hard Way Home,” we can really feel it via our turntables. What’s important, though, is that you find music that suits you. And here are the … Read more

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The 100 Best Songs of 2012

Artwork credit: Alyssa Shapkoff Well, here we are again. To say we’ve listened to every release in 2012 would be a lie. We probably haven’t even listened to every genre. But, still, we feel lists are important because of discovery, and not because of what we think is best, or what you think is better. … Read more

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Video | Metric – Breathing Underwater

Metric at the 2012 Austin City Limits Music Festival | Photo by Nate Burrell They were right when they saidwe should never meet our heroes Emily Haines of Metric does this thing when she is performing, like she is skipping and running at the same time, yet not really going anywhere (she does it right … Read more

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Photo Gallery | 2012 Austin City Limits Music Festival

All Photos by Nate Burrell This is the second post of a two-part series covering the 2012 Austin City Limits music festival. The first post was a recap of the festival, and can be found here. Above and below are various shots of the festival taken by Nate Burrell (www.beforetheblink.com). Please check his site in … Read more

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Recap | 2012 Austin City Limits Music Festival

Neil Young | Photo by Nate Burrell | www.beforetheblink.com This is the first post of a two-part series covering the 2012 Austin City Limits music festival. The second post is a photo gallery of the festival, with shots taken by Nate Burrell (www.beforetheblink.com). You can view the photo gallery here. The 2012 Austin City Limits … Read more

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Concert Photos | Metric at The Pageant in Saint Louis

All photos by Chris Lay From the opening “Artificial Nocturne” to the closing acoustic “Gimme Sympathy,” Emily Haines and Metric owned the Pageant’s stage on Tuesday evening. Pop, punk, rock, electronic — you name it — Haines proved to be a versatile leader of a band who knew no bounds. Their 2012 album, Synthetica, was … Read more

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Contest | Win Tickets to Metric at The Pageant

Photo by Brantley Gutierrez So, seeing Metric at Lollapalooza has convinced me of this: Emily Haines is a star and a total bad ass. Her band from Toronto is out on the road promoting its latest release, Synthetica, and songs like “Artificial Nocturne,” “Breathing Underwater,” and “Youth Without Youth” explode in a live setting. A … Read more