Since they formed 19 years ago in Washington this band has refused to do the expected. Despite the fact that a studio album was a hit they went into the studio to make their follow up (“Narrow Stairs”) and recorded a completely different record. They seem to be more interested in the artistry of making music rather than the commercial aspect. Kudos to them!
If you have their albums and like them then you should be really stoked about seeing them live because their recordings come very close to capturing what they sound like live. They have most recently released their eighth studio album called Kintsugi.
Death Cab for Cutie’s indie pop sound has really found them a loyal following that seems to be growing exponentially. Commercial success was cemented when their songs started appearing on television shows like The O.C., Californication, CSI: Miami, and Six Feet Under. You know you’ve made it when…
I guess you can call this band, formed originally in Toronto, a Canadian indie band, but at times they have been working out of Los Angeles, London, New York, and Montreal. Made up of vocalist/keyboardist Emily Haines, bassist Josh Winstead, guitarist James Shaw, and drummer Joules Scott-Key, Metric have found success almost right from the beginning. With multiple Juno Award nominations, their songs being used on “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Gossip Girl” and “Entourage” and 2006 and 2009 Polaris Music Prize nominations, the band has always been firmly on the nation’s music radar.
Despite the fact that all the members have side projects going on (Haines and Shaw have played with Broken Social Scene, Haines has recorded a solo album, Scott-Key and Winstead have a side project called Bang Lime) they have always found time to make music together. Their latest release is their sixth studio album, Pagans in Vegas.
-Date: March 19, 2016
-Venue: Bell Centre
-Website: www.ilovemetric.com and www.deathcabforcutie.com
-Ticket Purchase: www.evenko.ca
-Ticket Prices: $46.25, $64.25, $78.25 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 6:45 p.m.