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"I have this superstitious thing about Canada's greatest export, Neil Young," she said. Metric then played a short, spacey version of Young's 'My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)' with Haines on vocals and guitarist James Shaw providing a rough sketch of Young.
That moment was just a brief aside; Metric has become known for their more danceable songs. But it was good to see that Canada's hometown hero isn't lost in all the Metric beats. Mostly, the band recalled a mix of new wave B-52s meets Siouxsie Sioux meets Haines' chipper, bouncy demeanor.
Other highlights included 'Gold Guns Girls' and a long, drawn-out version of 'Twilight Galaxy' that had Haines head-thrashing over her keyboards for an extended period. For those waiting to see Muse, Haines and company delivered a nice contrast to the alt rockers' guitar-heavy songs.
Metric have several dates scheduled in the U.S. and Europe this Spring, starting Sunday, Mar. 21 at the Showbox in Seattle.
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