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Broken Social Scene, 9/21/10, Calvin Theatre, Northampton, MA

Pacific Theme (!)
Texico Bitches
7/4 (Shoreline)
Fire Eye'd Boy
Forced To Love
All To All
Stars & Sons
Cause = Time
Sweetest Kill
Art House Director
APOSTLE OF HUSTLE - SOUL UNWIND (!!!)
Romance To The Grave
GUILTY CUBICLES (!!!!) into Superconnected
World Sick into Lover's Spit (Kevin solo at first, then "Let's sing it together here" with Brendan, Andrew, Charles, and one guy on saxophone [not sure who it was!])
Ungrateful Little Father
Kevin & Charles go into the audience for hugs... I would have loved a K.C. hug!
K.C. Accidental (Kevin forgot the lyrics 2x but finally got it right on the 3rd try after asking, "What's the next fucking line?!")

Encore:
"Northampton Jam"
Looks Just Like The Sun (!)
Water In Hell
Meet Me In The Basement

A lovely, lovely evening spent with my favorite band.


PS. http://arts-crafts.ca/releases_spotlight.php?search=AC058 I'm so glad this is happening. Bought my copy tonight.
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Broken Social Scene 05/07/10 Webster Hall NYC

SETLIST:
World Sick
Stars & Sons
Texico Bitches
7/4 (Shoreline)
Fire Eye'd Boy
Forced To Love
Art House Director
Cause=Time
All To All
Sweetest Kill
Anthems For A Seventeen Year Old Girl
Sentimental X's
Almost Crimes
Water In Hell
Ungrateful Little Father
KC Accidental

Encore:
Meet Me In The Basement
Lover's Spit
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  After 6 years of being in love with this band, they still give me chills. Get over to youtube and check out some of the Harbourfront videos. There is an unreleased song (Untitled 2) and some other rare gems like a mash up of Feist's 'Past in Present' and Kevin Drew's 'Safety Bricks'... And, yep; Feist, Emily, Amy, and Jimmy Shaw are on hand.

Anybody who attended care to provide a first hand review/attempt to recollect the set list?

Oh, and PS (which came from pitchfork): 

 

Broken Social Scene Reunite, Star in Film


Watch Feist, Amy Millan and Emily Haines with BSS.Broken Social Scene Reunite, Star in Film

Photo taken July 11, 2009, at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre by Sean Chin

Between recording a new LPputting out a book (written by Pitchfork scribe Stuart Berman), and reuniting with Feist at a small gig last monthBroken Social Scene are a busy collective nowadays. With everything aligning once again, it seemed like their free gig on Saturday at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre was destined to be special.

And, as many YouTube videos can attest, it was. Featuring the rarely-seen-together triple threat of Feist, Metric's Emily Haines, and Stars' Amy Millan-- along with Kevin Drew, Brendan Canning, Andrew Whiteman, Justin Peroff, and (let's just say) more-- this looks like one for the history books. Too awesome. (Videos below.)

In other BSS news, there's a new film featuring the group in the works called This Movie is Brokenaccording to Twitch Film. Rather than a straight concert movie, it's a narrative work of fiction involving a couple trying to snag backstage passes to a BSS gig. The filmmakers are currently looking for fan footage of lovely Toronto to plug into the movie-- more info on that here.

 

 
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Posted by Kevin on www.brokensocialscene.ca....

Hi. this is my first blog entry...here and now. I thought I would update all of you on what’s been happening with the band. It seems like there has been more talking then actually doing these days so I would like to explain what’s going on with us. 

First of all-----------we are in Chicago - Soma studio to be precise. I am happy to announce we have started recording our first record in four years and decided to do it with the one and only John McEntire. We did a one-day session with John last October and it was a perfect fit. This plan has been in the works for nine months and it has all come together quite sweetly in the moments leading up to being here…he is a hero of ours when it comes to recordings so it seems very balanced that we are here. 

We spent the last couple of weeks at Chuck Spearin’s house/rehearsal space/backyard writing tunes, drinking coffees, hanging with the family...and now its time for the record button. 

To be here is a departure for us since our two previous records have been made by David Newfeld...He just finished making the new most serene republic record and is now busy working with our friends from México city, the very excellent chikita violenta. He is a very busy man at the moment but we have discussed plans for the future.... 

There is no one like Dave and no one who makes records like him. He has played a HUGE role in our music but right now it feels good to be at Soma with John. 

Before I left I wrote him an email to ask for his blessing and here is a quote from his response: 

"You don't need my blessing, I'm not a religious guy, I don't believe in Mary, Mohammed, Hindi God 3b, Buddha 1xp2, Pharaoh 4,Darth Vader, Zeppelin 3, Lucifer or Jesus, so I'm not qualified to bestow blessings, but if you want me to wish you the best in your recording, then I wish you the best!" 

love that guy. 

Also, we had a book written about us that has come out this week.

Weird?? yes.

Strange?? yes.

Our friend Stuart Berman compiled the book over the last couple of years. It's title: "This Book Is Broken " and it covers the musical years in our city leading up to us getting together, the You Forgot It in People days, and the days after. It consists of interviews with the band, friends, local promoters and musicians.

My brother was the original catalyst who took the idea to Canadian publisher, HOUSE OF ANANSI...a publishing house we all felt comfortable with because of their excellent reputation. I encourage everyone to go to their site and see the writers that they publish...Margaret Atwood, Sheila Heti.... We are semi-scared/honored to have a book written about us. It is sort of like a high school yearbook of our last ten years. We would like to publicly thank House of Anansi and Stuart Berman for their unending patience, efforts, design and tact in this whole process.

next.... 

We were planning our sometimes-annual show at Olympic island in Toronto this summer. The line-up was us, Explosions in the Sky, Thunderheist, Beach house, Apostle of hustle and the rattlesnake choir...if you haven't heard-It's been cancelled. Reasons are many, but please let me state, once the MOLSON INDY was announced and scheduled to happen on July 11 weekend, we did not feel right having our show the same day. 

The racetrack runs on Lake Shore Boulevard and is the noisiest fucking thing going and beyond irritating…sorry racecar fans. 

For us to ask, Rattlesnake Choir, Apostle of Hustle and Beach House to play while the sounds of racecars roar across the lake is absolutely ridiculous and insulting. 

The audience would have to put up with the sounds of racecars the whole day, a rumored ferry workers strike, not to mention all the fucking traffic while some of our main streets by the lake are shutdown. The promoters were also worried about ticket count up to this point, and so began the evaluation of the weekend. The day is supposed to be yours, ours, the lakes and the people of Toronto and beyond. It was starting to look like trouble so we all decided to shut it down. It was hard to do.

So....we arranged a free concert at the Harbourfront that same day-July 11, after all the car racing is done for the day. Some of the originals have already confirmed that they will be a part of the show, and if it proves to be anything like the last time we played the Harbourfront five years ago, it should be a lot of fun

Besides that, it's onwards with music. I can't tell you what this record will sound like, who from the other great bands will be involved, but I can tell you it feels amazing to be in Chicago recording. 

We're grateful and we are thankful. Enjoy your lives, avoid the instant gratification society, watch out for vampires, easy on the all the drugs out there (legal and illegal), don't ask guidance from your stereo, just ask for a little bit of truth. Also watch out for this twitter shit that has become the new thing these days...if instant communication keeps going like this we’ll have to all find our own personal shaman to help remind us how to live and there is not enough of them on this planet for all of us.....

thanks, kevin

xo

 

 

 

After working with bombastic studio madman Dave Newfeld on 2002's You Forgot It in People and 2005's Broken Social Scene, McEntire-- a producer known for his exacting sonic tidiness-- is not the most obvious choice. Perhaps some of the collective's trademark unruliness will be reigned in a bit on the new record. But that's pure speculation. Drew: "I can't tell you what this record will sound like, who from the other great bands will be involved, but I can tell you it feels amazing to be in Chicago recording." Fair enough.

In other BSS news, there's a new book out about the band and their rise called This Book Is Broken written by Pitchfork contributor Stuart Berman and featuring a foreword from Canning. And while the crew are set to play four North American festival dates this July, their planned festival at Toronto's Olympic Island was cancelled partially because of noise issues from a local race car event. (It's been replaced by a free Broken Social Scene show that same day, July 11, at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre.) It's all explained in Drew's post, where he also joins Kanye West in the anti-Twitter camp.

Posted by Ryan Dombal on May 15, 2009 at 2:50 p.m.

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Does anyone have an mp3 of "Jimmy & the Photocall" they'd be willing to upload for me? I used to have it as part of a live set but I lost a bunch of my music a while back and was never able to recover it. And while I'm at it, does anyone have Charles Spearin's The Happiness Project and the Valley of the Giants album they'd be willing to upload for me? I'd appreciate it SO much and will glady return the favor: http://www.last.fm/user/mexicocanwait !
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This Book Is Broken

From arts-crafts.ca:



Arts & Crafts is proud to announce on behalf of House of Anansi Press, details of the forthcoming book titled, This Book Is Broken, a biography, documenting the incredible story of the ever-evolving indie-rock collective that is Toronto’s Broken Social Scene. The book is drawn from hours of interviews with members and affiliates of the band; complemented by over 150 exclusive artworks, gig posters, full-colour and black & white photographs, taken from the personal collections of those closest to the band. This Book Is Broken will be available throughout North America, May 16.

With a foreword by Broken Social Scene co-founder Brendan Canning, This Book Is Broken was compiled and written by Toronto journalist and Eye Weekly editor, Stuart Berman. Berman’s writing on music, pop culture and the Toronto music scene has appeared in Pitchfork, Magnet, The Village Voice, Azure, The Toronto Star and the National Post.

The biography tracks the group’s inception by friends, Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning and their ground-breaking performances at Ted’s Wrecking Yard in 2000, that raised the bands local status to mythical proportions; the creation of Arts & Crafts records as well as a documentation of life on the road with revolving bandmates, including Feist, Jason Collett, members of Stars, Apostle of Hustle, Metric and The Dears.

A limited and numbered amount of Hardcover versions of This Book Is Broken signed by the band are available for pre-order now at Arts & Crafts online store: $60/CDN will get you a signed limited edition along with an Arts & Crafts bookbag or the limited edition book without bag is available for $50/CDN. The Trade Paperback editions sell for $24.95 and can also be purchased with a bookbag for $35/CDN.

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So I'm looking for some help tracking down an image.

I used to have a shirt from BSS's tour in 05, but my friend has it and she's moved across the country. It was the yellow one with the mouths, and it just said Broken Social Scene on it.
I'm looking to get the mouth image tattooed in the next couple of weeks to add on to an existing BSS piece I have, and couldn't find it anywhere I searched. I literally looked everywhere, haha

If anyone has the shirt or a picture of it or SOMETHING and could send me a link on here or email me, that would be amazing =)