All the gold and the guns and the girls in the world couldn’t stop Canadian indie assemble, Metric, from returning to the MIA. Ever since first stepping foot on our sandy beaches in 2009 for the Art Basel Kick-Off Concert, Metric has made an annual pilgrimage to The Magic City to perform, party, and undoubtedly partake in late night (early morning) skinny dipping. Needless to say, the feeling is mutual. Perhaps it’s the profound lyrics and the perfect storm of harmonious melodies (that practically personify Miami) that we love so much. After all, we are an egotistical bunch.
Did we fail to mention that Jacuzzi Boys are opening for Metric? As if you weren’t stoked enough! Who else personifies Miami even more than our very own Jacuzzi Boys? This trio made up of bassist, Danny Gonzales, guitarist/vocalist, Gabriel Alcala, and drummer, Diego Monasteri, have been taking rock-n-roll back to its roots and glazin’ the crowds since ’07. Watch their new music video “Double Vision” (below). I don’t doubt they’ll be in our vision plenty!
Anyway, back to Metric who has been leading a music industry “remodel” right under our noses. Emily Haines and her band of merry mates have taken whatever was salvageable from disco, punk, and indie rock to create their own unique sound.
“When I wrote the song Help I’m Alive, I had no idea how many people would relate to the way I was feeling. I put it out there as a personal statement & ended up finding out that a lot of people understood where I was coming from for the first time.” Haines NPR
The band has not stopped since the debut of their first album “Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?” in 2003. Since then they have released 4 more studio albums and it seems that each time they release an album, more hits arise.
From Combat Baby from the first album to Youth Without Youth, to Artificial Nocturne from their latest album, this band can do no wrong. Synthetica, Metric’s latest (and arguably greatest) self-released studio album, basically demonstrates that they are musical and lyrical masters.
WATCH: Metric In A Non-Synthetic Situation: Stripped of an electric guitar & moody reverb, Emily Haines & James Shaw perform”Synthetica” (below).
“When I was still working on Fantasies, I had kind of concocted this character, this sort of robot, soulless woman who I named ‘Synthetica’ – someone who was so free of flaws that she made being human seem repulsive”
Tropicult is giving away a pair of tickets to one of our loyal readers thanks to our friends over at The Fillmore. That’s not all! LiveNation + Bud Light 50/50/1 campaign has also given us a pair of tickets to giveaway to another lucky winner! That’s two winners total and four lucky concert goers.
Leave us a comment below and tell us why you’re worthy! Then, share this post with your friends (you may have them beg on your behalf)! Good luck!
Metric [after] Party Parade
You know you’re gonna wanna party after the show! After the Metric concert, Tropicult x Gummdrops x Alley Times will be hosting an after-party of sorts a few blocks down at Kill Your Idol.
There will be live performances by fresh homegrown talent, Shangri-Lá and Hoffa HQ. Also, expect a special guest DJ set by Mamey Disco (who is said to be bringing some friends – perhaps the SPANKMIA crew?) spinning nothing but delicious vinyl. KYI’s “Flip Night” will be in full effect, plus, there will be additional antics by yours truly & the gang.
No cover! That’s not all, your Metric ticket stub gets you a complimentary drink. See ya there!