Valentine’s Day Your Way with Groupon
Don’t think of this limited-time offer as a discounted ticket. Think of it as the perfect excuse to buy an extra and invite your S.O., your BFF, your secret admirer, your secretly admired, your ventriloquist dummy—whoever you want! Do Valentine’s Day your way with an evening of Metric and Death Cab for Cutie, and pair it with gifts, goodies, dinner, or even a romantic getaway.
- $27 for one ticket for seating in sections 109–110 (up to $53.50 value)
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- The Origin of the Name: James Shaw programmed a sound into his keyboard and named it Metric. As lead singer Emily Haines told Spin, when she saw that name in the LED screen, “it looked so electro…. It was a little cold and standoffish and we’re down with that. It works for us.”
- Their Sound: an effortless blend of indie rock and synth pop peppered with danceable hooks, subtly cynical lyrics, and the breathy soprano of Haines
- Their Debut: 2003’s Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?
- Their Breakouts: Their sophomore effort, Live It Out, earned the band their first Juno and Polaris nominations, but 2009’s Fantasies won them the Juno and earned them international recognition with hits like “Help, I’m Alive.”
- Where Else You’ve Heard Haines and Shaw: in Broken Social Scene (in which both have frequently collaborated) and Stars
- What’s New: 2015’s Pagans in Vegas, complete with hits like “The Shade” and “Fortunes”
Death Cab for Cutie
- The Origin of the Name: Lead singer Ben Gibbard lifted it from a song performed by the band Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band (the song appeared in the Beatles’ film Magical Mystery Tour)
- Their Sound: Over the past two decades, they’ve transformed from ultra lo-fi to melodic, melancholy, and romantic—all while showcasing Gibbard’s consistently gentle-yet-dangerous vocals.
- Their Debut(s): Gibbard released You Can Play These Songs with Chords as a solo project in 1997, but when he signed to Barsuk Records, he decided to turn the project into a full-band effort. What came next was the full-band debut, Something About Airplanes.
- Their Breakout: 2003’s Transatlanticism, which hit the Billboard 200 and earned mainstream attention
- From There: Death Cab spread its wings with their platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated Plans, earned seven more Grammy nominations, and topped the Billboard Alternative chart with their hit “You Are a Tourist”
- Where Else You’ve Heard Gibbard: Making musical history with his electronic side project, The Postal Service, and solo in 2012’s Former Lives
- What’s New: 2015’s Kintsugi, of which Gibbard told Stereogum, “There are threads in this one that connect back to our earliest stuff that people love.”