Let's talk food a little shall we?
- Burger King now serves hot dogs! What else is there to know? Oh, you don't want to know about Burger King nor do you care what is going on at Burger King? Me neither. Would it change your mind if I told you Snoop Lion aka Snoop Dog is now their celebrity spokesperson for their employee training videos? Yeah, me neither.
Now what's better then live music you ask? FREE LIVE MUSIC!
With a big thanks to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (the homies, UNLV) student section social media accounts, I was able to catch Metric at the Brooklyn Bowl located at The LINQ on Monday for free! I was able to celebrate leap day with someone special, a drink in my hand and good music.
The Canadian indie rock / synthpop band was formed in 1998, but as a duo only consisting of lead singer, Emily Haines and guitarist James Shaw, with the name Mainstream. The two did not add Joshua Winstead bass player, and Joules Scott-Key, drum player until sometime in 2001 after the two had released an EP titled Mainstream EP. This was when they decided to change the name to Metric (which was, supposedly, after a sound that was programmed on Shaws keyboard).
Now the concert itself: very 90s influenced, Inspiring light show, catchy lyrics and a demographic all across the board.
Normally I have nothing but over the top things to say about a band I was able to see live, because let's face it, music is powerful, wonderful stuff and who am I to say that someone’s "work of art" per say isn't "good"? Well I am a music reviewer (that is my official title by the way). Over all, the music LYRICALLY was great. Catchy and exactly what you need to make it big. The performance was pretty damn good as well. I was entertained from the moment Metric started their concert with big thanks to their visual effects guys because those lights were crazy mesmerizing. Two giant triangles stood behind the band with amazingly moving colors. The sound of the band and what and experience last night was not anything that blew me away to be honest. Metric seems to have a very 90's feel to their sound, meaning they focus on their sound and the idea of making it just as apparent as the voice that is leading the group. Obviously Metric has made this a good thing seeing as how they have been an extremely popular band for over 20 years. The sound of the band is there but the lead singers voice seemed to get pretty drowned out as the bass got heavier and the keyboard sounds got more techno-y (actual word? probably not). Granted, this could have had something to do with the venue itself but over all their performance was quite entertaining. It was empowering, as a woman, to see a strong female lead in the band. She had no problem being the delicate lady she was walking around the stage and talking with the audience but also pounding on the keys when it was time to bring the noise.
The band made sure to play old and new music from their six different studio albums. Their most recent releasing just last year titled Pagans in Vegas (how fitting). The video above is a small snip-it of their most popular song, Help I'm Alive. Overall the concert was extremely entertaining, again with a big thanks to their visual effects team. I will say their music is easy on the ears and makes you want to listen to it with the windows rolled down on a highway going 85mph. I thought the band had great stage presence as a whole but I will say I personally think Joywave, their opening band who have only been around for the last 6 years, had slightly better stage presence. The guys were all very fun to watch and made sure to make it about the audience the whole time. Follow Metric and Joywave on Facebook, Instagram and their official website for upcoming events, tours and more.
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