One of the shows I was most excited about at ACL 2012 was Metric. The band recently put out one of their best albums, Synthetica
, and it's been constantly in my stereo as was their prior release, Fantasies
. I didn't think I could like them anymore until I saw them live. They absolutely blew ACL away that afternoon, playing a mix of their hits and songs from the new album.
Singer Emily Haines never stopped moving, dancing away as if she was on a constant cardio workout, but never missing a note and singing at the top of her game. They ended their set with a beautiful acoustic rendition of their hit "Gimme Sympathy", dedicating it to people who give their life to rock 'n' roll 'cause, as she said, "Why not?"