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Metric brings The Art Of Doubt, as well as Zoe and July Talk, to a Fillmore Philly V-Day party

Metric | photo by Michelle Montgomery for WXPN | michellemontgomeryphotography.com

A triple bill featuring Metric, Zoé, and July Talk brought a fantastic show to The Fillmore on Valentine’s Day. Pairing up two Canadian bands with one band from Mexico, it was a showcase of popular rock sounds of our North American neighbors, with each bringing a distinct style and energy to the stage. Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Metric and Zoé will co-headline at the Fillmore

Metric | photo by Josh Pelta-Heller | hellerhound.com

Toronto indie vets Metric and Mexico city Latin rockers Zoé have announced a co-headlining North American tour that’s bound for the Fillmore this Valentine’s Day. Metric will be supporting their new album The Art of Doubt, released just last Friday, while Zoé tour behind their Grammy-nominated Aztlán LP. With bands hailing from opposite ends of the continent and working in vastly unique styles, the show ought to make for a captivating night of music (and a solid date for any couples looking to spice the holiday up). Tickets and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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NonCOMM Recap: Making metrics matter

photo by John Vettese for WXPN

Analytics and metrics are one of the most bewildering, least understood and yet most crucial elements of media programming. For the second Friday morning panel at the 2017 NonCOMM-vention, a group of industry vets who deal with data day-in-day-out broke down what information is at our fingertips and how to use it.

“Everyone’s starting with the same pile of records,” said moderator John Rosenfelder, comparing song selection to analytics. “How you annotate and how you program around the music is what makes [your station] better or different or creative. It’s the same thing with data.” Continue reading →

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Metric delivered an arena-caliber performance at The Fillmore

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Metric | photo by Josh Pelta-Heller | hellerhound.com

The arena-caliber kaleidoscopic lights-and-color show to which Metric treated a crowded room yesterday evening seemed an apt testament to how much of a rockstar Emily Haines has become over the years. Or, maybe she’s always been a rockstar. Maybe what’s really evolved is that she and her band are simply finally getting their due, along with more mainstream radio play, of regularly headlining larger venues like Fillmore Philly, on stages with some breathing room and all the production value to match.

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Metric goes acoustic in a Vegas record store for the Spotify Sessions

Metric| Photo by John Vettese for WXPN
Metric| Photo by John Vettese for WXPN

Canadian alt-pop jauggernaut Metric released its sixth LP, Pagans in Vegas, last fall, and its headline tour in support of it brings it to The Fillmore Philadelphia on March 15th. This week the band released its Spotify Session – an acoustic set featuring frontwoman Emily Haines and guitarist Jimmy Shaw performing an acoustic set, fittingly enough, in Las Vegas music store 11th Street Records. Continue reading →

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Metric to take Fillmore Philly by storm this March, tickets on sale soon

Metric | Photo by Matthew Shaver | brightloud.com
Metric | Photo by Matthew Shaver | brightloud.com

The newly opened Fillmore Philly continues to draw impressive acts from around the country and now they look to our neighbors in the north for what promises to be an energetic and lively performance from Metric.

The longtime indie-rockers released their sixth studio album, Pagans In Vegas, back in September and showcased its songs for a Philly crowd at the Made in America festival. The album serves as yet another example of a group who is dead set on constantly evolving their already-impressive sound. Not satisfied with simply resting on their laurels — though at this point they surely could — Metric is gaining new fans by the day while staying true to want has worked so well in the past. Continue reading →

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The Weeknd, Metric, Mick Jenkins and more bring the heat to Made In America Day Two

The Weeknd| Photo by John Vettese
The Weeknd| Photo by John Vettese

Day two of this year’s Made in America festival was decidedly more about the music than being seen in the same vicinity as Queen Bey. I was greeted by two very cheery security guards who, after searching my bags and person, handed me a bottle of water about three times bigger than the one I brought with me and told me to have a great time. That definitely set the tone for the day. Continue reading →