Mar 25th 2004 Hosted by
Jennifer Wicks and Jakob Nielsen

Metric. It was at the worst bar in Toronto, The Horshoe Tavern where Julliard flunkee James Shaw met the New Delhi-born daughter of avante-garde poet Paul Haines.
Emily was lured to Brooklyn by promises of a Williamsburg loft and a drummer who was no less than the great grandson of the man who composed the national anthem; drummer, Joules Scott-Key. It was there Metric was born in 2001.
By the end of 2001, Metric left the loft which had become home to them and a handful of other bands such as Stars, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Liars. The band went to Toronto for a couple months, contributing to Broken Social Scene's Juno-award winning album "You Forgot it in People" and with the last of their cash drove to Los Angeles where they met producer Michael Andrews and indie mogul Andy Factor.
By March 2003 they had made the album, Old World Underground, Where Are You Now ? and had signed with Andy's Enjoy "Everloving" Records, the label behind the homespun tsunami called Jack Johnson
This is a hard-working band - after playing 3 shows at SXSW in Austin last week, they headed to play in Nashville, then flew out to London, Norway, Sweden, through Canada into Seattle and down the coast, arriving in LA for their show April 16th at the El Rey.

Look for their new album, "Old World Underground Where Are You Now?"

Jennifer and Jakob are now co-hosting LA Weekend. We will tell you everything about where to go and who is playing in Los Angeles.

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Thursday March 18th.

Amy Cook Carries the sound of colors in her voice. With songwriting that is both vivid and simple, she is a storyteller who manaqes to convey a palette of emotions from the disillusion of heartbreak to the imaginary landscape of hope.

Born in San Francisco, now transplanted to Los Angeles, Cook, who is also an accomplished pointer sees color and language as a way to inspire a look into different worlds. Citing influences as diverse as the poet e.e. cummings to the writer salmon Ruishdie, cook creates song portraits that have been heard on the television shows "Felicity", "Party of Five" "Dawsons Creek" "Strong medicine" and the emmy-nominated documentary amargosa.

Amy Cook is out with her second album: The Firefly Sessions.

Amy Cook is playing at The Hotel Cafe on friday march 26th at 11pm