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Music, Hear This Ume: Show Preview

Ume: Show Preview

Thus far, eating grilled chicken testicles on television hasn't signified the arrival of a viable new band, but hey, Ume could change all that. The Austin outfit (whose name is pronounced "ooh-may") hung out with professional foodie Anthony Bourdain during…
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Music, Hear This Concert preview: Broken Social Scene

Concert preview: Broken Social Scene

From the title to the music itself, Broken Social Scene's new Forgiveness Rock Record plays like an apology for the unevenness of the group's self-titled third album. Recorded with Tortoise's John McEntire, Forgiveness reconnects the many-limbed band with its ambitious…
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Music, All Shook Down Pickups Amnesia: Verizon Droid Launch at Bimbo's 365 Club

Pickups Amnesia: Verizon Droid Launch at Bimbo's 365 Club

View more photos in "Silversun Pickups & Metric @ Verizon Droid Launch."Indie rock music met tech at last Friday's Verizon Droid Launch at Bimbo's 365 Club in San Francisco, where Canadian Band Metric and Silverlake band Silversun Pickups played to…
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Music, Hear This Pelican's soaring instru-metal lands in S.F.

Pelican's soaring instru-metal lands in S.F.

If nothing else, Bang Lime , the Oakland-based duo comprising Metric's rhythm section, is solid proof that we've run out of things to name bands. Bassist/vocalist Joshua Winstead and drummer Joules Scott Key supposedly play what their press calls "dirtier,…
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Music, Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound

Emily Haines, Metric's firecracker of a frontwoman, knows that people find her new solo record to be, well, really sad. "It makes me think that no one's been listening to my lyrics in Metric," she says via cell from her…
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Music, Reviewed Metric

Metric

I wonder what Metric (and sometimes Broken Social Scene) frontwoman Emily Haines was like in high school. Like most emerging indie rock icons, she was probably socially awkward, the only sort of pre-adult state of mind that allows for a…
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Music, Reviewed Metric

Metric

We first encountered Metric singer Emily Haines as the meek but cute voice on Broken Social Scene's "Anthems for a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl." "Park that car, drop that phone/ Sleep on the floor, dream about me," she sings over and over…
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