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The Bowery Presents and production partner Show Cobra are proud to support the theatrical run of A Rubberband Is an Unlikely Instrument. The film, a New York Times Critics’ Pick, is directed by Matt Boyd and it tells the tale of Walter Baker, an eccentric multi-instrumentalist struggling to create art and make ends meet while raising a son with his third wife, in Brooklyn. And tonight, the documentary begins a weeklong run at Dumbo’s reRun Theater (http://rubberband.eventbrite.com), presented by the IFP and Factory 25. Screenings will include music by Baker and some of the Track + Field sessions Matt directed for The Bowery Presents Live, like Alt-J, Metric, Daughter, Little Green Cars, Virgin Forest and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.
Tags: A Rubberband Is an Unlikely Instrument, Alt-J, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Daughter, Factory 25, IFP, Little Green Cars, Matt Boyd, metric, Preview, Show Cobra, The Bowery Presents Live, Track + Field, Virgin Forest
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Metric’s newest album, Synthetica, deftly blends New Wave with synth pop, and it’s comprised of songs that would be at home in any size venue, from Radio City Music Hall, where you can see them on 9/23, to a room at the Bowery Hotel, where, using just a guitar and a great voice, Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw did this elegant, stripped-down version of “Synthetica,” exclusively for The Bowery Presents Live channel on YouTube.
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Mere hours after unveiling tunes off their just-released fifth album, Synthetica, for a horde of adoring fans inside the cozy Music Hall of Williamsburg, Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of Metric invited us into a posh suite at NYC’s Bowery Hotel to tape a performance for The Bowery Presents Live channel on YouTube, which posts awesome sessions like this one every week (see them all here).
At the hotel, the duo stripped away the electric throb of their new single, “Youth Without Youth,” down to two-part harmonies, acoustic guitar and harmonica (!). All that remained from the original was a spare, digital beat, saddled up through Shaw’s iPhone.
After performing, the duo talked about their origins in NYC and Brooklyn, hanging with members of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Stars and TV on the Radio, and how NYC helped shape the sound of Synthetica. Watch the interview here.
Metric returns to town September 23 at Radio City Music Hall. Tickets are still available.
Tags: Emily Haines, Jimmy Shaw, metric, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Radio City Music Hall, Stars, Synthetica, The Bowery Presents Live, Track + Field, TV on the Radio, Video, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
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The Canadian quartet Metric plays Terminal 5 on Sunday. But just because the show is sold out doesn’t mean you don’t have a chance to attend because The House List is giving away two tickets. Want to Grow a Pair? It’s easier than you think. Just fill out the form below, including your name, e-mail address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (Metric, 5/16) and a brief message explaining why the Metric system is or isn’t better than whatever it is that we use. Eddie Bruiser, who’s also confused with Celsius vs. Fahrenheit, will notify the winner by Friday.