At the halfway point of 2013's concert year in the Twin Cities -- things feel pretty satisfying. We've already experienced six months of polarizing sets, surprise shows, reunions, long-awaited returns, and this is before the Replacements have played a single note live. Some the most deeply fe ... More >>
Duluth's experimental rockers brought a polarizing one-song performance to Rock the Garden
Just like we did last year, here are a selection of GIFs highlighting the many unforgettable sights of Rock the Garden 2013. As it turned out, the Walker Art Center's lawn and parking garage, thanks to Dan Deacon, proved crucial to this year's event. Photographer Anna Gulbrandsen braved the puddle ... More >>
MetricRock the Garden, Walker Art CenterSaturday, June 15, 2013Metric pulled off a mighty efficient show to close out 2013's running of 89.3 the Current and the Walker's Rock the Garden on Saturday. With little banter and just the power of stadium-sized material, radiant frontwoman Emily Haines and ... More >>
Duluth experimental rockers Low put on one of the most polarizing performances ever to hit Rock the Garden this year. You see, their entire set consisted of a 27-minute version of their 1996 song "Do You Know How to Waltz?" The dirge-y, slow-building track stretched to nearly twice its recorded leng ... More >>
From Rock the Garden to Wits, Metric top two big shows in the Twin Cities this week
Emily Haines won't give up the past for the sake of her future. The lead singer of the Canadian rock band Metric is captivating to watch onstage, fiery and opinionated but controlled enough to reign it in and expose pieces of her life in song. The latest in this chain of expression is last year's Sy ... More >>
Metric with Half Moon Run State Theatre, Minneapolis September 11, 2012See Also:Metric let their hearts bleed all over First AvenueThe State Theatre is a gorgeous venue, but it's not exactly the first place that comes to mind when you think "rock show." But as Metric first took the stage last night, ... More >>
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With hip-hop hitting a dull period, experimentation is full speed ahead. Many rappers, DJs and producers are testing new sounds and styles to push through the boredom of rapping a few lines and singing an R&B hook. Kristine Flaherty or K. Flay is at the head of the pack. By mashing the high Bay ... More >>
Metric / Alex Uncapher for City PagesSummer means two things in the Twin Cities: going "up north" and outdoor concert season, both activities releasing all the built-up cabin fever that comes along with being a Minnesotan. From the Basilica and Luce block parties to Stone Arch and Lyn-Lake fests ... More >>
With the 24 members of Gayngs assembling themselves for a pair of "Last Prom on Earth" shows tonight at First Avenue, we asked ourselves: Who are some other awesome, ridiculously large supergroups and mega-collaborations? Here's a short list of our faves.
First Avenue has just announced a Mainroom show featuring amorphous Canadian indie-rock collective Broken Social Scene, who are coming through Minneapolis on October 4. The group currently comprises Kevin Drew, Brendan Canning, Justin Peroff, Andrew Whiteman, Charles Spearin, Sam Goldberg, and Li ... More >>
And so it begins.
The synth-heavy rock band filled the Main Room with their "Stadium Love."
Click the image to view the slideshow Metric at the First Ave Mainroom Review By Amber Schadewald Better Than: Hearing Metric on the radio while stuck in rush hour, in the rain, in August. Good lord, Emily Haines is one blessed individual: she's a stunner, and wins over crowds like the Teddy Bea ... More >>
Canadians leave me speechless; luckily, a new Radio K comp speaks for itself
Man-sized poultry, punk-rock panties, and the grossest story ever told
Placebo rediscover cro-magnon relics; culturcide revive 1985; Randy Newman says the past ain't what it used to be
Between pop culture combat and a dance floor nuclear war, Metric draw their line in the sand