Friday, November 28, 2008

they write anthems for 17 year old girls & fire eye'd boys


Last night I saw Broken Social Scene. It was greater then my imagination could imagine! None of the ladies were there, but they were still super rad. The set list was perfection and there was so many surprises!!

First Surprise...
Brendan Canning comes out wearing a gold sequined track suit and the band plays an unknown to me song while he sings and has back up dancers.

Second Surprise...
The singer from Modest Mouse, Isaac Brock, comes out of no where and sings Superconnected with the band and then BSS go on to play Paper Thin Walls, a Modest Mouse song with Isaac Brock! Kevin Drew was so stoked he blew his voice singing Superconnected and was all worried the rest of the show that he sucked (he didn't).

Third Surprise...
Balloon Drop. What more can I say? I love them.

Back to the details. Even though the ladies (Emily Haines, Feist, Amy Millan) were not there, they had Elizabeth Powell from Land of Talk, their opening act, doing the female vocals, along with another unknown lady who came out to do harmonies. When those two got together for Anthems for a 17 Year Old Girl it was magical. The band also did songs off of their side projects which was sweet. As for the entire band, I'm not even sure who all was there because the stage was so jam packed!! Obviously the core members, Jason Collette, Kevin Drew, and Brendan Canning, as well as Justin Peroff, Andrew Whiteman, Sam Goldberg, and Elizabeth Powell. There may have been more people, but from my research that is a list of most of the main members that appeared on stage.

Check out Broken Social Scene!!!

Recommendations...
Anthems for a 17 Year Old Girl, Superconnected, Guilty Cubicles, Fire Eye'd Boy, Bodhi Sappy Weekend, Backyards.... and many many more

If you like the sound of BSS check out the member's many other musical projects!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Evan Cranley definitely was not on stage last night, as Stars were playing in Ottawa at the same time.

Also, no one should be allowed to sing "Anthems" except for Emily Haines or Amy Millan. I turned my back to protest the terrible fake version that was sung last night.

Vee said...

oops! sorry. i got my info from some random website that said who was touring... i'll edit it

as for anthems, i would have loved much much more for emily or amy to have sung anthems but i was just impressed they played it :)!

highwaisted said...

post the vid of the balloons dropping dude!

Vee said...

apperently i deleted it/didn't save it properly, but i still have pictures:P do you want to see them?