Broken Social Scene at Webster Hall

May 10, 2010 at 5:39 pm 1 comment

Broken Social Scene at Webster Hall

Broken Social Scene at Webster Hall

Canadian “supergroup” Broken Social Scene played Webster Hall on Friday, May 7 to celebrate the release of their newest album, Forgiveness Rock Record. There was no opener and the group played for about 2 hours. The place was packed and the band was in high spirits as Kevin Drew and Brandon Canning led them through a mix of old and new tunes.

Emily Haines with Broken Social Scene at Webster Hall

Emily Haines with Broken Social Scene at Webster Hall

They opened with “World Sick,” also the first song on the new album, but immediately took it old school with “Stars & Sons” right after. Other classics included “7/4 Shoreline” and “KC Accidental.” Former band member Emily Haines, who now leads the band Metric, showed up to play a few songs, including “Sweetest Kill” and “Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl.” The crowd was pretty psyched to see her on stage, and the other band members seemed pretty thrilled too.

Other new songs included “Texico Bitches,” “Water in Hell,” and “All to All.” In general, the new stuff seems to be more upbeat and direct and less meandering and psychedelic, like their first two albums, Feel Good Lost and You Forgot It In People. I’m definitely a fan of the new album and I think it’s taking the band in a great direction.

Broken Social Scene at Webster Hall

The encore (which the band did not actually leave the stage before and simply announced that this was no the encore) began with the cheery and bouyant “Meet Me in the Basement” from the new album. Drew then gave the audience a choice for the last song: “Super Connected,” “Major Label Debut,” or “Lover’s Spit.” The audience’s applause indicated the beautiful ballad “Lover’s Spit” as the winner, which was a great end to a great show. Lots more pictures after the jump!

All Images by Devorah Klein and her new camera

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Shanna  |  July 1, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    So I’m a bit behind with my comment – BUT – I just have to say I can’t wait to open my 25+ club where you must show proof of a college degree to come party! That being said, BSS put on a pretty good show and I do thank them for playing “Lover’s Spit.”
    Great photos!


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