Metric @ Bowery Ballroom 11.19.2013


Canadian rock outfit Metric, on the tail-end of an arena tour opening for Paramore, played a small headlining show at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom on November 19th. Not surprisingly, the show sold out quickly. Metric rewarded their fans with a 17-song setlist that was a bit varied from their usual show, heavy on songs from their two most recent albums, but also throwing in some cuts from 2005’s Live It Out. They closed out their five-song encore with an acoustic version of “Gimme Sympathy,” dedicated to Lou Reed, who singer Emily Haines credited with the song’s line “Who’d you rather be, the Beatles or the Rolling Stones?” in her Rolling Stone tribute to Reed.