As we wrap up 2010, Crossfade looks back at the best live performances of the year. View the full list of Miami's Best Concerts of 2010.
December 1, 2010
Oceanfront Pavilion at Collins Park
It's not often that you get to hang out with a band like Metric on the abandoned white sands of South Beach, sipping from your flask, sucking on a cigarillo, and singing along to "Sick Muse" with a couple of thousand brand-new BFFs.
So if you missed Art Basel's after-dark party with Emily Haines and her three male bandmates, you really fucked up.
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Finally, closing it all down, Metric sandwiched "Dead Disco" (off 2003's Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?) and newer cut "Stadium of Love" into a single 12-minute epic. Jimmy Shaw scorched through solos, strangling his guitar and buckling over his amp. And Emily Haines finished as furiously as she started, crouching at the foot of the stage to touch fans, popping up to deliver karate kicks in their faces, and then spinning away, dipping backward, and reaching for the crowd as the lights went out.