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Tuesday, October 9, 2007


Metric and Crystal Castles at Showbox

Metric is a terrific live band and Emily Haines, its frontwoman, is a raving anti-pop star who can induce riot-grrrl flashbacks. But the real treat tonight is the Seattle debut of Crystal Castles, a Toronto duo that scrambles Bikini Kill and Koji Kondo into an 8-bit electro-punk shitstorm. Producer/multi-instrumentalist Ethan Fawn lays down lo-fi laser fire while vocalist Alice screams and sighs out raw, angry anthems. (Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave, 628-3151. $17 adv/$20 DOS, 8 pm, all ages.)


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