Metz play Cedar Street Courtyard on Thursday, March 19 and Stubbs @ Spinn on Friday, March 20 from 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM.
Punk, noise, straight-up loud: some blunt adjectives have been put to work trying to peg down the genre Metz belongs to, but as long as the description is remotely on the ball when it comes to putting their sound into words, the Toronto quartet's content. "If someone were to ask if we grew up listening to punk, the answer would be yes," says Alex Edkins, hanging out at home in between tour dates. "If someone were to ask if we listen to noisy psychedelic or avant-garde music, the answer would be yes. Do we listen to '60s pop music? Yes. I think our music comes from all those places, so I understand the comparisons and where people are coming from, but I don't think as a group we identify with any one genre."