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Interview: METZ Talks Polaris Prize, Metz II, & Canadian Punk Rock

By: Laura Beaulne-Stuebing – T oronto-based punk trio METZ hit the Canadian music scene with their self-titled debut album in 2012, and carved out a successful space for themselves making noisy, abrasive and entirely impressive punk music. AlexEdkins, Chris Slorach and Hayden Menzies returned last year with the appropriately named METZ II and, like with METZ, are earning critical praise for their work and have once … Continue reading

Photos: Austin Psych Fest: Levitation – Punks, Portraits, and Festival Fashion

Photos by: Steve Danyleyko – While Austin, Texas’ Austin Psych Fest: Levitation is over, here’s our collection of everything from candid portraits of your favourite artists (including: Sean Lennon of The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, METZ, and ZZZ’s), to mesmerizing festival fashion.     

Photos: Austin Psych Fest: Levitation – Tame Impala, Spiritualized, METZ, + More

Photos by: Steve Danyleyko – Day one of Austin Psych Fest: Levitation in Austin, Texas featured performances by Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala, who will release their third album, Currents, on July 17th, which features the singles “Let It Happen”, “‘Cause I’m a Man”, “Disciples”, and “Eventually”, UK space rock band Spiritualized, who are best known … Continue reading

Photos: CMW 2015 – METZ @ Lee’s Palace

Photos by: Justin Roth – Toronto-based punk trio and 2013 Polaris Music Prize short-listers METZ, who will release their sophomore album, METZ II, on May 5 via Sub Pop, performed at Lee’s Palace in Toronto on May 2nd, 2015 as part of CMW 2015.

Festival Review: NXNE 2014 – (Spoon, Swans, Spiritualized, METZ, + More)

By: Jennifer Perkin –  Spoon is a band that you are supposed to like – the Austin five-piece are critically acclaimed, they’ve paid their dues, they’ve released a slew of strong records and have constantly evolved as a band. Unfortunately, their headlining slot at Yonge-Dundas Square during NXNE felt a little too safe to live up to their reputation. Technically, the performance … Continue reading

Photos: Iceland Airwaves 2013 – Day 2 (METZ, Yo La Tengo, Sólstafir + More)

Photos by: Curtis Sindrey (@SindreyCurtis) – The 2nd day of Iceland Airwaves 2013 featured Toronto-based punk trio and 2013 Polaris Music Prize short-listers METZ, along with New Jersey-based indie rock trio Yo La Tengo, who released their thirteenth album, Fade, back in January via Matador, Icelandic metal band Sólstafir, Icelandic dub-reggae eleven-piece Ojba Rasta, Icelandic post-hardcore band Endless Dark, Prins … Continue reading

Photos: Hillside Music Festival (Day 1) – World Party, Said The Whale, METZ + More

Photos by: Bruce Emberley (@thefuzzy8) – The 30th anniversary of the Hillside Music Festival kicked off at Guelph Lake Island in Guelph, ON, last Friday with performances from British pop/alternative rock band World Party, which features former member of The Waterboys Karl Wallinger, and who are best known for both their debut hit single ” “Ship Of Fools”, … Continue reading

Concert Review: Weezer, Passion Pit, METZ @ Downsview Park

By: Laura Molinaro (@Laura_Molinaro5) – The first time Rivers Cuomo and company hit the stage at Downsview Park last night was for brief tune-ups before their set in what was the most nonchalant entrance ever, almost creating the antithesis of anticipation which seemed to suit the humble rockstars. A while later Weezer took to the … Continue reading

Contest: Win 2 Tickets to Weezer with Passion Pit and Metz in Toronto!

  Venue: Downsview Park Date: July 12th Details: Weezer will perform their classic debut album “The Blue Album” in its entirety. You can enter only once via one of the following entry methods: Follow Aesthetic Magazine Toronto on Twitter and tweet the following message: Contest: Win 2 Tickets to @Weezer, @PassionPit and @Metztheband in #Toronto. Follow @Aesthetic_Mag + RT. http://bit.ly/12mQvIV Like our “Weezer” post on Facebook and send us a message with your e-mail … Continue reading

Album Review: Savages Create New Post-Punk Aesthetic With “Silence Yourself”

By: Luke Ottenhof – With the release of their debut album, Silence Yourself, Savages have proven that instead of recycling the signature post-punk sound, they have crafted an aesthetic all their own. The U.K. post-punk four-piece have only existed for two years, but in that short time singer Jehnny Beth, guitarist Gemma Thompson, bassist Ayse … Continue reading

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