Posted in music | pictures on August 9, 2010

photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

Metric

"Metric played the exact same set (shaved a song or two) in the exact same way as they did at Terminal 5 a few months ago but with two big differences.The first was they kicked off with the now well known "Eclipse (All Yours)", their big deal single from their big deal appearance on the Twilight soundtrack, which is apparently some big deal with a lot of people (I wouldn't know, I refuse to watch anything in which vampires sparkle in the sun instead of burn). The live performance was infinitely better than the record. It fit right into the Metric mold. The other big difference was the band sounded better as a whole in the open air of Prospect Park than they did at the acoustic horror of Terminal 5. Same band, same performance, better venue = the awesome thunder of Metric in full display." [Sonic Parthenon]
Emily Haines also wore a very similar shirt to what she wore at Terminal 5.

Joan (Wasser) as Policewoman (who I saw in the crowd at Rufus Wainwright at the same venue a couple of weeks earlier) and Holly Miranda (who played a much smaller NYC three days later, and a medium sized show a month earlier) opened for Metric Thursday night, August 5th, at the all-female-frontwoman, free Celebrate Brooklyn show (two nights before Sharon Jones). More pictures from it, below...

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Comments (34)

Metric was PHENOMENAL. Emily is a bona fide rockstar with one the most unique, witchy voices known to man. Heir apparent to Stevie Nicks? Jimmy was dialed-in as always. I think the 1 mis-step may have been the acoustic number in the encore. It sounded great but didn't match the energy of the other songs. Emily even giggled towards the end -- I think she knew it.

Joan played a Public Enemy cover, "She Watch Channel Zero." Huh? It sounded as weird as the choice itself.

Missed Holly's set.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 5:58 PM

Holly's setlist:

No One Just Is
Slow Burn Treason
Waves
Forest Green, Oh Forest Green
High Tide
I'd Rather Go Blind (with Kaki King)
Joints
Sleep on Fire
Pelican Rapids

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 6:09 PM

Metric was GREAT! Emily was on fire!

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 6:14 PM

Metric always end their encore with an acoustic song. Usually it's "Live it Out," but I thought "Combat Baby" was a nice choice.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 6:18 PM

I was gonna go to this show, but I got toxic shock from the tampon I lodged up my ass to get in the mood for it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 6:41 PM

More like "Joan as Drag Queen"

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 7:04 PM

isn't metric just cheesy synth pop from the twilight soundtrack?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 7:38 PM

does anyone actually like joan as policewoman?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 8:14 PM

^^ I do!

Does anyone have JAPW's setlist?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 9:40 PM

That's a nice story that Sonic Parthenon told at the beginning about how Metric started with that Twilight song and how he doesn't get the big deal 'cause he don't like sparkly vampire movies.

Too bad it isn't relevant at all because that isn't the song they played. It was Black Sheep, their other movie soundtrack song.

Posted by bksouthie | August 9, 2010 10:26 PM

MEHtric

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 12:08 AM

@8:14

No. No one fucking likes them at all because they are FUCKING GOD AWFUL!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 12:10 AM

Oh good a few Jazzmaster's. Now we know they are genuine indie bands.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 12:50 AM

Even after all this years reading BV I still can't understand the haters.
Why don't people like 7:38 and 8:14 make a band, write a book or work in a Burger King...do something, or anything, better with your time than read about stuff you don't care ;)

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 1:09 AM

I thought they opened with Black Sheep, not Eclipse.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 1:49 AM

I seak so long,but not tired,because of you,so cool, and lovely,love you,my soul.http://www.efox-shop.com

Posted by Tablet PC | August 10, 2010 1:53 AM

Correction issued at Sonic Parthenon (Click the link). Hopefully it will be reflected here soon.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 6:51 AM

they did open with black sheep

METRIC IS FUCKING AMAZING LIVE

SHE IS A FUCKING ROCK STAR

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 8:31 AM

Fucking Boring shit as this blog is becoming! time to move on!

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 9:54 AM

I love Metric.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 9:59 AM

why are comments being held for approval again?

Posted by anon | August 10, 2010 10:36 AM

"why are comments being held for approval again?"

It's a spam filter

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 11:17 AM

Lame as shit at Lollapalooza. They must've thought they were still in Prospect Park or something. Or maybe it was because it was a day show.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 11:34 AM

Seriously, nobody is going to comment on how they blocked off the entire orchestra for park donors? Serious fuck you to fans that fry in the heat to get a good spot, only to find it impossible.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 12:21 PM

Hi, Joan As Policewoman fan here, and yeah . . . I can say, "I'm a fan." I might even say, "I'm a big fan!" But that Public Enemy cover she did was so fucking awful that I may never go see her live again. It is really one of the worst cover songs in the history of cover songs. And now I have it stuck in my head!

Listen Joan, covering Public Enemy won't make you any more "funky." It actually shows how little soul you have. Please, stop it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 1:16 PM

This is the perfect blog for anyone who wants to know about this topic. You know so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I really would want...HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a subject thats been written about for years. Great stuff, just great!

Posted by Ielts | August 10, 2010 7:59 PM

Joan's music is so boring they couldn't even use it for background music to meditation. People would fall asleep or flatline. I am sick of Americans who think they are talented. We need some talent in this country! Desperately! I guess Jeff Buckley found her interesting, well he was awfully young then. Their music abilities do not jive at all. Now that he is gone it's not much notice for "police woman??"

Posted by Rene | September 18, 2010 7:35 PM

I love Metriccc i would die for listen 'Combat Baby' alive!

Posted by laura | June 7, 2012 4:56 PM

Listen Joan, covering Public Enemy won't make you any more "funky." It actually shows how little soul you have. Please, stop it.

Posted by chiavette usb | March 29, 2013 12:26 AM

covering Public Enemy won't make you any more "funky." It actually shows how little soul you have. Please.

Posted by usb sticks | April 2, 2013 2:16 AM

Combat Baby alive is the best song ever!

Posted by Drogueria | June 5, 2013 11:24 AM

I was at this show! I loved it! ;)

Posted by Lima Delivery | June 14, 2013 6:13 PM

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