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Peterborough Musicfest Presents: Metric

July 17, 2024 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

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Peterborough Musicfest

Tel: 705-755-1111

Del Crary Park

2 George Street
Peterborough, ON K9J 3H1 Canada

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Peterborough Musicfest is excited to welcome Metric to Del Crary Park on Wednesday, July 17, 2024. This is one of many acts that will be featured during Musicfest’s 37th year at the park overlooking Little Lake in downtown Peterborough.

In 1998, songwriting and production duo Emily Haines & Jimmy Shaw formed Metric and left Toronto for New York City in search of like-minded artists. In 2001/2002, they were joined by drummer Joules Scott Key & bassist Joshua Winstead, and found themselves at the centre of the city’s burgeoning alt-rock scene alongside bands like LCD Soundsystem, The Strokes, TV On the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol and more.

Their latest LP, Formentera II, was released in October, 2023, via their label MMI & Thirty Tigers. It is a testament to Metric’s singular purpose and stands among their best and most genre-defying work. The album closes the 18-song cycle started by 2022’s critically acclaimed Formentera.

A few quick Peterborough related Metric facts: Metric last appeared in Peterborough back in 2010 at the Memorial Centre and lead singer Emily Haines’ brother Tim Haines operates local record store Blue Streak records in downtown Peterborough located on George Street.

Peterborough Musicfest’s 37th season runs from, June 29 to August 17, 2024 with free concerts every Wednesday and Saturday night.