Metric took to the stage and started into one of the songs that made me fall in love with the band way back when, "Dead Disco" from 2003's Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?. It put me into the right headspace to love this Metric show. That tune was the furthest back in the Metric cannon that we'd delve on this night, but that's just fine, thank you. The set spanned their recorded history and demonstrated just how consistently solid their output is, with due focus on their latest, Art of Doubt.
"Synthetica" is a solid rocker of a tune. "Breathing Underwater" is always a favourite, and the ending of the main set with "Gimme Sympathy", "Youth Without Youth" and "Gold Guns Girls" was powerful. "Dark Saturday" sounded awesome kicking off the encore, followed by another classic, "Monster Hospital". It all ended with "Now or Never Now" from their latest album, Art of Doubt.
I've only photographed Metric on two other occasions. Check out my photos from them at Field Trip in 2018 and from way back in 2014 at Riot Fest.
And here are some highlights from the band's set.
"Dressed to Suppress"
"Youth Without Youth"
"Gold Guns Girls"
"Now or Never Now"