Posted in music | pictures | tour dates | video on June 18, 2009

photos by Bao Nguyen

Metric

"This is an epic time for Metric! Fantasies has achieved Gold status in Canada within the first few weeks of its release and it is thanks to the incredible support of our loyal fans. Since the release of Live It Out in 2005 the music industry has been in decline; it seems everyone's sales have suffered a lot since then. To have surpassed our previous album sales so dramatically in such a climate is an astonishing feat and we are so grateful to every single person who has believed in us and made it possible. Our way of doing things has always been unconventional and we took a massive risk in self-releasing Fantasies all over the world outside Canada. We're getting an overwhelmingly positive reaction from listeners around the globe and are so excited to bring the Metric love to all corners of the earth. We gave it our all and the world is magically giving back." - Emily Haines, Metric
Metric are currently touring the United States in support of Fantasies. Last night that tour hit a very packed Terminal 5 in NYC (6/17). It was probably Metric's biggest headlining NYC show to date, which may explain Emily Haines getting all nostalgic about things like going to Fez (RIP).

Smile Smile opened the show with an early 7:30 pm set. Then came a rockin' set by former DFA79 member Sebastien Grainger and his band The Mountains. They're touring with Metric in the US. Metric's headlining set was heavy on the new Fantasies material. That was a good or bad thing depending on who you talk to. More pictures from the show, Metric's new video, and the rest of their tour dates, below...

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Metric's new video...

Metric - 2009 Tour Dates
06.18.09 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
06.19.09 - Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
06.20.09 - Edge Fest - Toronto, Ontario
06.27.09 - Glastonbury Festival (Other Stage) - Pilton, UK
07.04.09 - Virgin Festival 09 - Citadel Hill - Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Comments (27)

i also heard there was a Hannah Montana tour announced this week

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2009 7:34 AM

I was there for MEHtric.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2009 8:31 AM

Metric were wonderful as usual. Shorter set than I am accustomed to seeing from them, but whatever.

The audience consisted mainly of douchebags and the occasional Metric fan.

Never again, Terminal 5. Never again.

Posted by gamma_ray | June 18, 2009 8:47 AM

Am I weird for thinking she looks bound and gagged in this one?

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/metric/terminal5/11.jpg

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2009 9:03 AM

who falls for this Veruca Salt sounding cheese-ball act??? People, please figure out what decent music is before you support this garbage

Posted by ske | June 18, 2009 9:12 AM

awesome awesome awesome. good to see such a hardworking band selling out shows and releasing their album on their own. love love love this band.

Posted by keys | June 18, 2009 10:11 AM

Those are some great photos

Posted by ROCK STARchitect | June 18, 2009 10:19 AM

Ho Hum. Bo hor ing. Prffft.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2009 10:36 AM

set list?

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2009 10:59 AM

douchebags and douchettes have been metric fans since day one.just accept it, you will enjoy life more

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2009 11:01 AM

Hey 9:12 am, Veruca Salt were great for one album and one EP.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2009 11:03 AM

Hey 9:12 am, Veruca Salt were great for one album and one EP

thank you wikipedia for the info

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2009 11:04 AM

Great photos.
But I've never heard the sound in Terminal 5 sound any worse, and that's saying something.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2009 12:10 PM

Maybe I'm just getting old, but it's one thing to be dancing your ass off for two hours if you're down in front, or even somewhere on the floor, but if you're in the balcony and people are behind you trying to see, give it a fucking rest. I'm not sure who was more annoying- the dumb cow with a flower in her hair or her boyfriend, who was simultaneously shooting a movie on his camera with one hand over his head and fist pumping with the other. he couldn't have obstructed more views if he was actively trying to be a d-bag. F-You! And you're girlfriend is ugly! And it's raining today!

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2009 12:11 PM

Bao, what's up with these pictures? Usually I like yours but these are really not up to par.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2009 1:05 PM

these days, i spend most of my time listening to stuff like dungen, danava, the espers, bill calahan, etc...with some os mutantes and bmsr in there as well.
it's easy to offhandedly dismiss a band, but i have to say, metric do what they do rather well. and at the end of the day, a great song is exactly that.
i will not begrudge metric their success. it's obvious to me that they are working hard, and if ppl get off on the music they make, then great.
there is a tendency these days to be so hip it hurts, and i am sometimes amazed at how far some bands will get just on the "cool factor."
wavves anyone? now THAT is garbage.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2009 2:48 PM

Great band and a great gig, they never disappoint. Not sure why bitter people who pathetically deem themselves the authority on "decent music" are putting up pointless posts - not very clever. Oh wait, they have no lives and it's their insecure way of getting attention. We're not talking about a Lady Gaga gig here but an independent artist. Music is all about subjectivity and if you don't grasp that then you don't understand music and are just making yourself look foolish.

I will say that Terminal 5 is an awful venue and you wonder if it was designed by anyone who understands live venues - sightlines, sound etc it fails on all counts.

Posted by Ananymous | June 18, 2009 3:00 PM

This was maybe my 3rd or 4th time at terminal 5.... This place is a terrible venue. I would say at most 50% of the space sounds good. The other half you are underneath an overhang.


The place is huge but most of the space is wasted... Upstairs if you don't have a spot along the railing, the sound is muffled and you can't see anything. Downstairs, once it packs up, if you don't already have a spot in the open floor, you'll be standing by the bar in the back under a balcony, or to the right of the stage under a balcony. The only good thing about the balcony is the easy access to the bar.

Posted by John | June 18, 2009 3:12 PM

Did someone say Lady GaGa?
I lovve her!

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2009 4:00 PM

lady ga ga > metric

seriously

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2009 4:15 PM

Killer set from a killer band. I still don't know why people waste money to go see a band just so they can come back and tell everyone they were bored and too cool and above it all. We're all so impressed.

Posted by SweetAdeline | June 18, 2009 6:14 PM

setlist??

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2009 1:13 AM

You know what I do when I scroll by an article about a band i don't like or don't care about? I don't read it. The reason music is great is because it means so many different thigns to so many different people. Focus on what you like, not what you don't. Emily was great!

Sincerely,

Koko B. Ware

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2009 9:30 AM

@SweetAdeline

Did it occur to you that some people buy tickets expecting a good show but are let down when it's just NOT THAT GOOD? These people aren't wasting money to later act too cool. I'm one of them. I've seen Metric before. They've been very good in the past. This show, on the other hand, was sloppy, lousy-sounding, and yes, BORING.

You might want to try and judge a show objectively. Just b/c you're blinded by adoration for this band, it clouds your ability to actually go and assess whether they SOUND good on stage.

You're too busy convincing yourself that the show was great because of how much you love the band when in actuality, you know that Emily's voice was flat, the sound was awful, the venue was a fucking piece of shit, and the crowed was a couple thousand rich white girls.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2009 12:33 AM

If you are posting here, you read this site. If you read this site, you know T5 sucks. If you know T5 sucks and you went anyway, you deserve a shitty show. Next time, either commit to driving to the Troc in Philly or wait for them to come to town at another venue. It wont fix Emily's vocals (which I love on record but seem hindered by her need to jump around) but you will at least have a fighting chance at a decent time.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2009 12:56 AM

@Anonymous

My apologies oh music critic extraordinaire, for offending your sensibilities with my enjoyment of my first Metric show.

I just figured I'd go and get my $20 worth of fun. I'll try to be cooler about it next time.

Besides - you go to a show in the city and are surprised that the crowd is full of rich white kids? Is this your first day?

Posted by SweetAdeline | June 20, 2009 12:21 PM

Hi this is Jencey from Smile Smile. We will be back in NYC playing at The Living Room Feb 2,4 and 6. See you there! There are free ticket giveaways at smilesmilemusic.com.

Posted by Jencey | January 26, 2010 6:16 PM

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