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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 Broken Social Scene

Broken Social Scene

In 2002, Broken Social Scene didn't have much to prove. Most members of the Toronto collective were already playing in other Canadian indie bands (Stars, Metric, Do Make Say Think), and because they were a ragtag group of relative musical…
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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, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

"You're no poem once you open your mouth," Inara George sings on her recently released debut. George herself, however, is all poetry on All Rise, an album brimming with songs whose lyrics sound like poems set to melody, almost as…
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Calendar, See/Be Seen Film Pak's Punch

Film Pak's Punch

FRI 4/16 Germany during World War I had Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" and its human-turned-bug to make sense of mass alienation in an era of empire and industry, but in contemporary America, we've got toys and supercomputers. Billed as "science fiction…
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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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