NEW SHOWS ON SALE
ON SALE FRIDAY 9/12 @ 10AM
Tuesday, November 18: ALEX CLARE - THREE HEARTS
Friday, November 28: VIC MENSA

Posted on Friday September 12



Teaser Thursdays: Bonobo
It's no secret that we love Bonobo, and so does Time Out Chicago who recently named our upcoming show a "Critics' Pick", saying -

"It has been 14 years since his first album, Animal Magic, came out, and Simon Greene has been going strong ever since, seamlessly blending funk, trip-hop and jazz. With beloved albums such as Black Sands and Dial M for Monkey, Greene, a.k.a Bonobo, dove deeper into the chillaxed spa vibe on his plush latest, The North Borders."

Get your tickets for this show today!

Posted on Thursday September 11



MUSIC MONDAYS: THE RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE


The Rural Alberta Advantage has released a new single, titled “On The Rocks." The single will appear on their forthcoming album "Mended With Gold," which will be the RAA's third full-length and is slated for a September 30 release via Saddle Creek. Working with longtime sound engineer Matt Lederman and Leon Taheny, the new album follows the assertive folk lean of the band's critically acclaimed 2011 LP, "Departing." The vocal pairings of Nils Edenloff and Amy Cole power through the jangly guitar lines and concerted rhythms on the single, ramping up the anticipation for the Canadian trio's next offering. Stream the new track above and make sure to catch The Rural Alberta Advantage at Metro on October 14 with July Talk supporting. Tickets can be purchased here.

Posted on Monday September 8



SPOTLIGHT: INTERNET CAT VIDEO FESTIVAL 2014 Hosted by LIL BUB & MIKE BRIDAVSKY


As the time for the Internet Cat Video Festival draws near I know what you’re all thinking: “I have a chance to meet Lil BUB!” Yes, you do!

Lil BUB, the world’s cutest cat, and her "dude" Mike Bridavsky will host the festival. The video work of the highly popular Will Braden will be featured as well. Braden won the Golden Kitty for Best Cat Video at the 2012 Internet Cat Video Festival and the Friskies Lifetime Achievement award for his work on “Henri, Le Chat Noir” so you don’t want to miss out on that. Along with the videos, there will be refreshments and many feline games to play for the whole family.

Metro is proud and excited to welcome this year’s Internet Cat Video Festival to Metro on September 6th. The event will see the return of Lil Bub who will host along with Mike Bridavsky. There are four screenings, 3 all ages (1pm, 4pm, and 7pm) and one 18+ screening (10pm). The event will benefit the rescued cats and kittens of the Tree House Humane Society and Chicago Cat Rescue. VIP and Meet and Greet upgrades are also available. Purchase tickets here. Right Meow!

Posted on Friday September 5



NEW SHOWS ON SALE
ON SALE FRIDAY 9/5 @ NOON
Friday, October 10: THE AFGHAN WHIGS
Saturday, November 22: RUN THE JEWELS

Posted on Thursday September 4



JD MCPHERSON & LUCIUS COVER BUDDY HOLLY


JD McPherson, the retro rock ’n’ roll visual artist from Oklahoma, recently began a YouTube feature called “Time Well Spent With People Worth Knowing.” The channel dives into JD’s appreciation for certain people he’s had the honor of working with throughout his music career. Each video reveals the talent or particularly treasured moment he’s had with these artists through live video footage. For his second episode, McPherson treats us all to the collaboration he did with the Brooklyn synth-pop band, Lucius, on their remake of Buddy Holly’s song, “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore.”

The two artists toured together several years ago and shared an unforgettable moment playing the song that needed to be relived once more. As the story goes, Lucius’s van was unfortunately robbed with all of their equipment inside and JD McPherson kindly lent them his band’s gear to continue the tour. One night in Indianapolis, they performed the Buddy Holly song together in the middle of the crowd for four minutes of acoustic bliss no one would ever forget. JD McPherson and Lucius finally let the rest of us in on their soul-soothing rendition of Buddy Holly that’s sure to spark goose bumps with every infectious harmony that flutters out of Lucius’ lead singers, Jess Wolf and Holly Laessig. The tune is a little bit of heaven mixed with pure talent from two upcoming artists that easily take that award for most exceedingly pleasant duo.

Listen to their flawless folk rendition below and get ready to pay Metro a double visit to see BOTH Lucius and JD McPherson. JD performs on September 5 and Lucius on October 8. Mark your calendars STAT and grab your tickets today!

Posted on Wednesday September 3



NEW SHOWS ON SALE
ON SALE NOW
Saturday, September 20: NOCTURNA with DJ SCARY LADY SARAH
Sunday, November 16: ANTEMASQUE

ON SALE FRIDAY 8/29 @NOON
Friday, October 31: RUBBLEBUCKET

Posted on Friday August 29



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