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KJEE Winter Roundup 2012

Metric, Tegan and Sara, Youngblood Hawke, Beware of Darkness

12/10/2012, Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara

The KJEE Winter Round-Up took place at the Arlington Theatre on Monday, December 10th. The Round-Up featured Metric, a multi-award winning Canadian indie rock and new wave band, plus co-headliner Tegan and Sara, a Canadian indie band that has sold nearly 1 million career albums. Also performing were Los Angeles band Youngblood Hawke and a bold, new power-trio of old souls Beware of Darkness.




 All Photos: Eric Isaacs

Very Special Thanks: Jesse Lee Weiss


Metric is Emily Haines, Jimmy Shaw, Joshua Winstead and Joules Scott Key. An independent rock and roll band empowered by their innovative approach to the music business, Metric self-released their last album Fantasies on five continents without the benefit of a label and earned themselves multiple radio hits around the world with songs such as "Gimme Sympathy," "Gold Guns Girls," and "Help I'm Alive." They went on to sell over a million singles and 500,000 albums worldwide.




Tegan and Sara have built an avid global following of fans and fellow musicians alike. Their unique ability to bridge the pop and indie worlds has allowed their music to cross all traditional boundaries of genre, from being covered by The White Stripes to collaborating with superstar DJs such as Tiesto and David Guetta. Tegan and Sara have played countless festivals including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and have toured with artists as The Killers, The Black Keys, Jack Johnson, Neil Young and many more.



BewareOfDarkness11.jpgInspired by the Herman Wouk novel of the same name, Youngblood Hawke was born out of late night creative musings between longtime friends Sam Martin and Simon Katz. Katz's longtime friend Tasso Smith moved to Los Angeles to join the band when he heard the first demos, and Alice Katz, who was a key part of the original songwriting sessions, joined as well. To round out the lineup they recruited drummer and friend Nik Hughes.



 Beware of Darkness are ready to frighten your children, sleep with your daughters and make you shake, scream, and contort like it's a Depression-Era, Southern exorcism. They play fast moving rock songs with exploding key and rhythm changes mid-song. They also play slow-cooked, sexed-up bluesy things.  


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