Posted in music | pictures on November 21, 2012

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

METZ at Knitting Factory, 11/20/2012
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Somewhere in between Drive Like Jehu, Am-Rep noise rock, Young Widows, hardcore and the vibrato-laden vocals of Jon Spencer lies Toronto's METZ, who blessed Knitting Factory last night (11/20) with Yvette and Bennio Qwerty, their second of two NYC appearances this week (they played Mercury Lounge on 11/19). The performances were METZ's first NYC showing since playing a slew of CMJ appearances (including our own day party) following the release of their new self-titled LP, out now via Sub Pop.

Pictures of METZ from the Knitting Factory show are below (unfortunately, I missed both support bands).

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Comments (19)

So this is what the Metz do in the off season! We're screwed for next year.

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 11:48 AM

11:48, yer OUT!

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 12:08 PM

tight and fierce

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 1:31 PM

So what, this is like the goofy hipster version of Drive Like Jehu? Crowd looks dorky as shit.

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 1:33 PM

Really outstanding show.

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 1:34 PM

Should have never gotten rid of Angel Pagan.

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 1:44 PM

the 1986 mets would teach these guys a thing about rock and roll

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 1:46 PM

It's always funny to me when some loser message board troll comments about someone else being a dork. Take a look in the mirror, go outside and do something with yourself. This show was incredible.

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 1:49 PM

1:33: True, but here's the thing: A lot of people on this site are really big on those post-hardcore bands like DLJ.

Consider the hipster majority demographic, and I can't help but think that these great post-hardcore bands (Fugazi, Quicksand, ATDI, DLJ, etc...) have quite the undesirable (at least, as far as I'm concerned) % of a hipster fanbase. Annoying.

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 2:19 PM

actually we started both a "lets go mets" chant a d started singing "meet the mets, greet the mets..."

super fun show. yvette was also sick. only thing about goin to see shows in bk is that there are a larger percentage of the audience standing there with a thumb up there ass while flicking their hair

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 2:21 PM

must be something about canadian hardcore. as good as their live show is, the crowd just won't fucking move. it's as though the entire crowd was made up of nerdy bloggers.

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 2:31 PM

MEHtz

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 5:28 PM

Shit was close until the call to the bullpen, then - as usual - the whole place went to shit. DOESN'T ANYBODY HERE KNOW HOW TO PLAY THIS GAME?!?!

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 5:52 PM

The Metz have been known for their pitching, but these guys look like they prefer "catching" amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 6:16 PM

caught the show at mercury lounge having never heard their music. really good energy. 3 impressions.

(1) they are significantly better live than iceage (the other 'in fashion' punk band right now)
(2) do girls in nyc not go to punk shows?
(3) this band probably kills it in small town house shows where people go nuts.

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 6:45 PM

Really really REALLY awesome for the first 5 songs. Then kinda the same thing for 30 more minutes.

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2012 8:21 AM

^ just described HC as a genre

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2012 9:23 AM

Another of those bands that is probably terrible once you see them in a venue bigger than like 100 people. Is this all anyone in NYC does anymore?

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 2:50 PM

He's probably screaming pretty loud.

Posted by catering winnipeg | July 4, 2013 9:15 PM

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