Metric + Royal Teeth @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013)

Photos by Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Emily Haines of Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Royal Teeth @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Royal Teeth @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Holy freakin’ epic free block party! For the second Summer Block Party of the year at The Piazza, the fine folks at Radio 104.5 broke out the big guns with a headlining act by indie rock megastars Metric. Also on the bill were indie pop up-and-comers Royal Teeth, as well as local Philly quintet Goodnight Lights.

Metric is currently touring in support of their 2012 LP Synthetica (listen on Spotify), their follow-up to 2009’s hugely popular Fantasies. Since then, they’ve also contributed to and/or collaborated on numerous film soundtracks including Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and Cosmopolis. Below is their official music video for “Breathing Underwater” off of Synthetica. See all of Metric’s upcoming tour dates here.

Royal Teeth is set to release their debut LP Glow this coming August on Dangerbird Records. You’re probably already familiar with their infectiously irresistible and summery track “Wild” (from their 2012 EP Act Naturally), which is currently getting heavy radio play on 104.5. Watch the music video for “Wild” here and stream Act Naturally in its entirety on Spotify. See all of Royal Teeth’s upcoming tour dates here.

FYI, the next free Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party is scheduled for Saturday, July 13th and will feature performances by Cold War Kids and Bad Books. Stay up to date with all of the upcoming Block Party announcements here. Also, check out our coverage of Atlas Genius and Family of the Year performing at last month’s free block party here.

Keep scrolling to see more photos from the show.

Radio 104.5 Block Party (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Radio 104.5 Block Party (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Goodnight Lights @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Goodnight Lights @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Goodnight Lights @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Goodnight Lights @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Goodnight Lights @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Goodnight Lights @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Goodnight Lights @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Goodnight Lights @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Royal Teeth Fans (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Royal Teeth Fans (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Royal Teeth @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Royal Teeth @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Royal Teeth @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Royal Teeth @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Royal Teeth @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Royal Teeth @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Royal Teeth @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Royal Teeth @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Royal Teeth @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Royal Teeth @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Royal Teeth @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Royal Teeth @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Royal Teeth Crowd (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Royal Teeth Crowd (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Royal Teeth @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Royal Teeth @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Royal Teeth Crowd (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Royal Teeth Crowd (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Royal Teeth @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Royal Teeth @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Royal Teeth @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Royal Teeth @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Royal Teeth @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Royal Teeth @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Royal Teeth @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Royal Teeth @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Royal Teeth @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Royal Teeth @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Metric @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (6/8/2013) | © Erika Reinsel