Metz is a force to be reckoned with every time they take the stage. The Casbah is fully aware of these rowdy Canadians;' prowess, setting up an incendiary evening for San Diego music fans on Sunday.
Metz broke out when they relocated from Ottawa to Toronto in 2007, and the trio of Alex Edkins, Hayden Menzies and Chris Slorach have been perfecting the craft of deafeningly exquisite rock since. Their 2012 self-titled debut album was a product of years of teamwork and furious mosh pits.
The Sub Pop released record has been acclaimed by critics and fans alike, although the general consensus is that no recording wizardry imaginable could ever quite capture the intensity of Metz's live presence. The synchronicity between the band's three moving parts has been known to stun even the most discerning concertgoer, and the meticulous infusion of pop, punk and hardcore has made Metz's sound accessible to fans across many genres.
Also on the bill on Sunday: fellow Canadians White Lung. The female-fronted noise-rock group opted to step out the DIY shadows with the release of its sophomore release, Sorry, making a statement of its emergence from Vancouver's underground scene. Singer Wish May unabashedly nods to Courtney Love, while guitarist Kenny William faithfully pays homage to the angular attack of Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore.
Tickets are on sale for $12. Doors are at 8:30 p.m.