Metric played The Masonic (w/Joywave) in San Francisco for Noise Pop 2016, 02.23.16

Emily Haines of MetricToronto quartet Metric helped kick off the 2016 Noise Pop festival in San Francisco with a show at The Masonic in Nob Hill. It’s hard to believe Metric have been around for nearly two decades now, but the band are now touring on their sixth full-length, Pagans in Vegas.  While they’re obviously touring in promotion of Pagans, the 21-song setlist spanned the bands’ career, opening with “IOU” from their “official” first record Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?  and continuing with a list heavy on fan favorite tracks including “Help I’m Alive,” “Breathing Underwater,” and “Gimme Sympathy.” Metric definitely sound like a band that’s been together with the same lineup since the late 90s, as they’ve never sounded tighter, and had no problem filling the spacious Masonic auditorium with their arena-ready rock.

The night was full of memorable moments, ranging from lit-up eyewear and singer Emily Haines’ giant flowing neon cape, to a giant singalong with the entire crowd and friends and family from brought out from backstage. Check out the gallery of Metric, along with openers Joywave, below…

Help I’m Alive
Youth Without Youth
Twilight Galaxy
Hustle Rose (acapella, partial)
Too Bad, So Sad
Artificial Nocturne
Dreams So Real (sing-along, acoustic)
Blind Valentine (Instrumental)
Sick Muse
Collect Call
Other Side
Black Sheep
Combat Baby (acapella, partial)
Gold Guns Girls
The Shade

Gimme Sympathy
Breathing Underwater (acapella, partial)

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