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Metric at Prospect Park (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Prospect Park

"Don't ask Emily Haines about "indie."

"I don't know what it means anymore," says the Metric frontwoman. "I think it might be a font at this point. Which is fine, actually. Everything changes."

Haines is still a young woman, but at 36 she's old enough to remember what the much-abused word used to signify.

When the Toronto-raised singer-songwriter-keyboardist started her band in Brooklyn in the late '90s, "indie" didn't refer to a style of music. It was short for "independent." An indie record didn't conform to any particular style: It was an album that the musicians released themselves, without the assistance of a record company.

An album like Metric's "Fantasies."

"It's something I'll always be proud of: that we were able to reach the Billboard Top 20 (Rock Albums) without a label," says Haines, who [took] the stage with Metric at the Prudential Center in Newark, opening for Muse. "I believe we're the first band to do that."" [NJ.COM]

Director Katheryn Bigelow is responsible for films like Point Break, Near Dark and the 2009 Oscar-winner The Hurt Locker. She'll be the subject of a MoMA tribute on November 10th at 6:30 which will include an after-party with a live acoustic set by Metric and a DJ set from Nick Zinner (the Yeah Yeah Yeahs). Tickets for the benefit dinner will set you back a bit, but cheaper tickets for the after-party are also on sale. Pick up tickets now OR you can try your hand at winning a pair to the after-party. Details how are on the bottom of this post.

Muse and Metric concluded their trek together over the weekend in New Orleans at the Voodoo Festival (10/30). Pictures from that show (and the entire festival) are on the way but for now, head below for details on how to win those tickets...

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Metric - Eclipse (All Yours)

99X Live X Metric "Help I'm Alive" 10-29-10

metric - gimme sympathy live on later

METRIC - 2010 TOUR DATES
Nov 10 Special Acoustic Performance by METRIC - Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) New York, NY
Nov 14 Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Victoria, BC, CANADA

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To win the Metric tickets, e-mail BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Metric). Include your first and last name in the email. One winner will be awarded the pair of tickets and contacted. Good luck!

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Comments (5)

Bigelow also directed the funny video for New Order's "Touched by the Hand of God":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMYBQeukrJk

Posted by bill p | November 1, 2010 3:16 PM

EMILY HAINES IS SO HOT

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2010 4:21 PM

metric just isnt that good.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2010 7:43 PM

really? the first band to independently release a record? i dont know about that one.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2010 8:16 AM

("indie" didn't refer to a style of music. It was short for "independent." An indie record didn't conform to any particular style: It was an album that the musicians released themselves, without the assistance of a record company”)
Thank you!
The shit kills me hearing some douche proselytizing about “indie cred” of a band that just got reviewed on pitchfork, and was released by a imprint of a major.
Same shit different box.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2010 4:58 PM

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