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Concert Review: Courtney Barnett @ Metropolis

courtneyCourtney Barnett has amassed a huge following over the past year with her heavy handed approach to irony-ridden folk storytelling.  Her straightforward manner of songwriting follows her everywhere as she tours with only a three piece band and doodles the designs for all of her merch and album art.  This week at Metropolis, Barnett showed just how fun she can be in front of a rowdy crowd with a deep sense of love and admiration.  The near 90-minute set served as a perfect rundown of her whole career including her newest single “Three Packs a Day” as well as older hits off of her first EP Sea of Split Peas.  Perhaps the most inspiring aspect of the night was just how well received her set was.  Having gotten the chance to see her last summer at the Newport Folk Festival, I felt like the massive Metropolis crowd served her music well, with each and every lyric and guitar lick being supported by riveting cheers and rousing sing alongs.

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