Live Saturday: Metz Proves Aggression Will Stand

The last time this Toronto trio came through town, they opened for The Men downstairs at Barboza, so they’re, like, literally moving up in the world, playing the building’s larger, above-ground club, Neumos. At Barboza, they blasted through some viscous grunge-inspired numbers from an album that wasn’t even out yet (which we now know as their killer self-titled Sub Pop debut), popping eyes and eardrums along the way. They absolutely ripped shit up, and introduced themselves to their new record label’s home city with authority.

Their raw-throated, drumstick-fracturing blasts of distortion are proof that good, loud, aggressive rock never goes out of style. Now with a little time under their belt since hitting the international spotlight, they should be ready to tear it down on an even bigger stage. With No Joy, Eighteen Individual Eyes. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9467. 8 p.m. $13 adv. 21 and over.

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