[PUNK] Here in Buffalo, we’re lucky to have such easy access to a band like METZ, which hails from Toronto and makes a whole lot of noise. The band has visited Buffalo a few times before, including once with legendary art-noise band Lightning Bolt and once with the band formerly known as Viet Cong (now known as Preoccupations). Both bands were appropriate bedfellows for Metz, whose sound somehow expertly crosses psychedelia and avantgarde noise punk, but this time around the Toronto based three-piece is arriving as headliners. And that’s how it should be, because Metz certainly deserves our full attention. The Sub Pop-signed band, which formed in Ottawa in 2008, broke out with their self titled debut in 2012. The hardcore punk leaning album arrived to critical acclaim, and was followed in 2014 with the equally acclaimed II, which essentially doubled down on the band’s sound. Now they’re due for a third full-length this spring, which is likely to complete their noise-punk trifecta, but not before they complete a spate of summer concert dates, including one at Buffalo’s Mohawk Place this Wednesday, June 21. They’ll be joined by fellow Canadian indie rock act Chastity and Buffalo punk band the Drains. Consider this the first must-see club show of the summer.



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Mohawk Place

47 E Mohawk St.
Buffalo, NY
Phone: (716) 312-9279