METZ isn’t a particularly difficult band to understand. Amid a modern music landscape that’s rife with clunky sub-genre descriptors and acts haphazardly piling 10 pounds of influences into five-pound bags, the Canadian outfit more than gets by on the simple principle of playing incredibly loud and immensely good rock and roll songs that occasionally careen violently into the peripheries of punk and noise rock.
Since the last time the trio played in Milwaukee (an unforgettable Monday night show at Cactus Club in the summer of 2015), the band chased its excellent II with their outstanding third full-length, Strange Peace, in 2017. In the three-plus years that followed METZ’s last Milwaukee stop, the hard-working group has traversed the globe…a few times, performed on television, and has seen their notoriety increase tenfold.
It’s taken quite a while, but we’re thrilled to report that METZ will finally be coming back to Milwaukee this spring. On Monday, May 27 (aka Memorial Day), the band will return to Cactus Club for what’s sure to be a show for the ages. Tickets to see METZ—and local support TBA—play this intimate holiday affair are on sale now. They’re $15 in advance ($20 day-of-show). In accordance with Memorial Day, doors will open at 8 p.m. so the show can begin early and get done at a reasonable hour. We’ll see you there!