Meanwhile, back here in Boston, I’ve seen a couple of good shows. First up was Metric, at the Roxy, on March 7th. If you have the chance to see them on this tour, do yourself a favor and get a ticket. I’m not the only one who is impressed.
They’ve got the best frontwoman in Rock n’ Roll right now, (step aside Karen O), and are musically pretty tight. They played for about two hours, and invited chaos for security at the end of the set, when they welcomed audience members up on stage. Then, Emily dashed into the crowd for an impromptu meet-n-greet, which is something I have never seen at a rock show. Bravo!
The other show was this past thursday, at the Middle East Upstairs – Reverse, Scamper, and a couple other bands. Reverse is also very musically tight, and pretty rocki’… and, our workmate Ian is the singer/guitarist, so it was nice to come out and support him. We’ve seen Scamper before, opening for Kay Hanley, and I have to say that I enjoy them. They definitely fit the traditional “Boston” Indie power-pop sound, which I appreciate.