Metric + Metro = SOLD OUT

Metro – Chicago, IL
June 14, 2009

Metric MetroEmily Haines (lead vocals, synthesizer, guitar)

I have to be honest with you all. I had never heard of Metric until reading about the band on the official blog of blink-182 bassist/singer Mark Hoppus. Apparently, Mark is a huge fan of Metric and was raving about the band’s new album Fantasies on his website nonstop. I check Mark’s blog every day for updates regarding blink-182, so how could I not take notice of this band Metric that he couldn’t say enough good things about? As soon as I heard that Metric was coming to Chicago on their U.S. tour to promote the band’s latest record Fantasies, I knew I had to go and check them out to see what all the fuss was about. Turns out, that was one of the best decisions I have made so far in my life when it comes to music. Officially now a Metric fan for life, I just went out and bought Fantasies the day after their concert. “Help, I’m Alive” was the first song the foursome (half-Canadian, half-American) played at the show last Sunday night at Chicago’s Metro. That song was all it took to assure me that I was in for a night of amazing music and stage performance from all band members, especially lead singer and synth-master Emily Haines. “Help, I’m Alive” is the first of ten new songs on Fantasies. I have been listening to it on repeat since purchasing the record. Thanks Mark! See below for a list of songs from Metric’s Chicago set…

Set List

Help, I’m Alive

Gold Guns Girls

Sick Muse

Front Row

Satellite Mind

Gimme Sympathy

Twilight Galaxy

Collect Call

Monster Hospital

Dead Disco

Stadium Love

More photos of Metric after the jump…

Metric Chicago 4James Shaw (guitar, vocals)

Josh Winstead (bass, vocals)Metric Chicago 2

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*Not photographed: Joules Scott-Key (drums)

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  1. Dan says:

    emily haines is a bad ass bitch! such a good show


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