Do you like rock ‘n’ roll? Of course you do. Do you like having indie music nerd cred over your crew? You can deny it, but we know your type. Since we hate being hoarders of cool shit, we’ll let you in on METZ, a trio from Toronto who play tight, noisy Nirvana-inspired jams. Their self-titled debut album on Sub Pop doesn’t come out until October, but we’ve heard it, and it’s great. See them now, so if they get big—which is likely—you can show off to all your friends. And even if they don’t get popular, the more METZ there is for you! Plus, years from now, you can brag about seeing a brilliant band that never made it. You’ll be like the lucky few who got to see other overlooked gems live, like Model Citizens, Hussy Pummel or the Viola Crayola. Bonus game: One of those bands isn’t real; try and guess which one.
Thurs., Aug. 30, 8pm. $10. With Psychic Teens + Sore Saints. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St. 215.291.4919. kungfunecktie.com
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