1. Metric on Taking a Year Off, Songwriting & U2 Backlash

    October 01, 2014 3:03 PM EDT Most of Metric 's 2014, a year off save for seven shows, has been spent in Ibiza. Don't worry, Metric is not busting out some club bangers. Instead, the Toronto band has been getting in touch with nature. Metric, Tegan & Sara Make Polaris Music Prize Shortlist "I've…

  2. Carly Rae Jepsen Wins Big at Juno Awards

    April 22, 2013 12:23 AM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen added two more Junos on Sunday night, one of seven trophies given out at Canada’s 42nd annual Juno Awards, which was televised live on CTV from Brandt Centre in Regina. The pop singer had already won an award at the previous day's private gala dinner , where 35…

  3. Lollapalooza 2012: 15 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    August 04, 2012 11:40 AM EDT The opening day of Lollapalooza 2012 closed with a black celebration. Or the north end of Chicago's Grant Park, devil horns flew and heads banged as Black Sabbath brought forth a metal onslaught of the heaviest form. On the south end, fireworks illuminated fans who swayed and shimmied to…

  4. Summer Albums 2012: 40 Hottest Releases

    June 07, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Chart Article Summer has been making its presence known this month, but most of the summer heat is still in front of us: from Justin Bieber's sophomore set to the Smashing Pumpkin's first studio album in five years to Kenny Chesney's 13th record, here are the full-lengths we&…

  5. Track Review: Metric, 'Youth Without Youth'

    May 13, 2012 10:00 AM EDT METRIC "Youth Without Youth" (4:17) Producer: James Shaw Writers: E. Haines, J. Shaw Publisher: BMG-Chrysalis (SOCAN-ASCAP) Metric Music International On Metric's new single, "Youth Without Youth," the Canadian electro-rock act embraces its anger with . . . a dance…

  6. Metric Release Tour Dates, 'Youth Without Youth' Single: Listen

    May 01, 2012 8:12 PM EDT Over the course of five albums, Toronto's Metric has become an indie institution, but the group's latest single is as fresh-faced as ever. The energetic "Youth Without Youth" lands today on the band's own Metric Music International, in conjunction with Mom + Pop…

  7. The Ten Best SXSW Shows You Missed

    March 22, 2010 5:47 PM EDT You know 6) Local Natives (Thursday at Emo's) The Los Angeles band ripped through its set at Emo's, performing tracks from recently released album "Gorilla Manor" and a propulsive cover of the Talking Heads' "Warning Sign." Rich harmonies and a bolstered…

  8. TIËSTO, "Kaleidoscope"

    October 16, 2009 4:39 PM EDT Only Timbaland could corral a guest list more impressive (or more eclectic) than the one on Dutch producer/ DJ Tiësto 's new studio album, "Kaleidoscope." Atop Tiësto's whooshing keyboards and pulsating beats, the new set features vocals from Nelly Furtado , Tegan &…

  9. Metric Keeping It Indie For Next Album

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Canadian indie rock act Metric has re-upped with Last Gang Records and publisher Chrysalis Music for its next album, a release date for which has yet to be announced. Canadian indie rock act Metric has re-upped with Last Gang Records and publisher Chrysalis Music for its next album, a release…

  10. Metric Looks On The Bright Side On New Album

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Metric is well on its way towards its next album -- but still has a long way to go, according to guitarist Jimmy Shaw. Metric is well on its way towards its next album -- but still has a long way to go, according to guitarist Jimmy Shaw. Shaw tells Billboard.com that the Canadian quartet is …

  11. Les Savy Fav Thinks Big On First Album Since '01

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Indie rock troupe Les Savy Fav hasn't put out a proper studio album since 2001's "Go Forth," but it's not out of the band's lack of desire to make one. Well, maybe a little bit. Indie rock troupe Les Savy Fav hasn't put out a proper studio album since 2001&…

  12. 21OnTV

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for May 21-27, 2007. MONDAY, May 21 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): The Jesus & Mary Chain (also scheduled: Rudolph Giuliani). "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured artist(s): Maroon 5 (also scheduled: Simon…

  13. 05OnTV

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 29-Feb. 4 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 29 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Norah Jones (also scheduled: Bill Gates, John Bernstein). "The Electrifying Conclusion," STARZ! Cinema Featured Artist(s): Guided By Voices. "The Late Show With David…

  14. Metric Leaning Mellower With New Songs

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Canadian rock act Metric has started work on its follow-up to 2005's "Live It Out," and some changes may be afoot, according to singe/-keyboardist Emily Haines. Canadian rock act Metric has started work on its follow-up to 2005's "Live It Out," and some changes…

  15. Haines Sharpens 'Knives' For Solo Debut

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Metric lead singer Emily Haines will release her first solo album, "Knives Don't Have Your Back," Sept. 26 via Last Gang Records. Metric lead singer Emily Haines will release her first solo album, "Knives Don't Have Your Back," Sept. 26 via Last Gang Records. The…

  16. The Stills Soar 'Without Feathers'

    March 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Montreal rock act the Stills will release their sophomore effort, "Without Feathers," May 9 via Vice/Atlantic Records. Montreal rock act the Stills will release their sophomore effort, "Without Feathers," May 9 via Vice/Atlantic Records. It's the follow-up to 2003&…

  17. Broken Social Scene

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Toronto indie collective Broken Social Scene and Metric, one of its contributing sects, see Billboard chart debuts in the same week. The whole of Toronto-based Broken Social Scene is the sum of many -- most of whom stem from a host of popular Canadian indie acts including Feist, Stars and…

  18. Broken Social Scene Chugs Along On New CD

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Mainly, we're just trying to see between the 15 or 20 songs we have, what is the record?," bassist/guitarist Brendan Canning tells Billboard.com. Toronto-based rock outfit Broken Social Scene is in the home stretch of work on its third studio album , due in late March or early…