Getting to The Greek

June 5, 2023 by Nancy Evans
Live from Toronto, they are deliciously loud, electrifyingly brash, and they pack the kind of sonic punch we love. They are Metric and they are headed to The Greek!
Formed in 1998, Metric includes the dynamic lead vocalist, Emily Haines (who also handles guitar and synth), James Shaw is also on guitar and synth and provides back-up vocals. Rounding out the band are Joshua Winstead slapping the bass and Joules Scott-Key pounding the drums. Together they put out a heart-pounding, seismic-shifting sound. Their live show is truly something special as Haines mesmerizes the crowd with her onstage persona and that amazing voice!
The Canadian rockers’ latest release, “Formentera,” dropped in 2022 and it has been well received well by their fans worldwide. The band is currently on their Doomscroller Tour, a 30-date trek that hits various parts of the US and Canada. They have also added another SoCal show at the Observatory North Park that will land October 3rd.

For their fans – old and new – songs that will make us smile at their live show shows include “Gold Gun Girls,” “Breathing Underwater,” “Black Sheep,” and “Gimme Sympathy.” Another song that fans have been screaming for lately is “All Comes Crashing.”

Depending on where you see them, you can also catch openers Bartees Strange, Interpol, and Spoon. And in a very classy move that is indicative of all things Metric, the band has teamed up with PLUS1 to donate $1 from each ticket sold to War Child’s efforts to empower children and their families in war-torn communities around the world.

If you are looking for a fantastic night of music and entertainment, check them out June 9th at the Greek! If you miss them there, you can roll on down the I-5 to North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre where they will play on June 10th.



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