Matt SmithStars' Amy Millan and Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew at the Fillmore Saturday night. Broken Social Scene Oct. 1, 2011 The Fillmore Better than: All but a handful of other '00s-era indie rock bands. It was billed as the last Broken Social Scene show for a long while -- maybe for ... More >>
Broken Social Scene at Treasure Island last year. Canadian art-rock collective Broken Social Scene is coming to the Bay Area at the beginning of next month for two shows on Oct 1: One at the free Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, and one at the not-free Fillmore. But while we've grown used ... More >>
This week's joint: J Mascis' Several Shades Of Why Behind the Buzz: To Dinosaur Jr. fans, the idea of a J Mascis acoustic album fails to spring unbidden into the mind's ear. On blunderbuss masterpieces like 1987's You're Living All Over Me, mainman Mascis founded a durably influential heavy ... More >>
Christopher VictorioBroken Social Scene's Kevin Drew crowd-surfs at the end of his set.Treasure Island Music Festival, Day TwoOctober 17, 2010Better than: Listening to '90s alt-rock on your Walkman during a damp walk to school.Well, it rained. But other than that wet little nod from Mother N ... More >>
A cheat sheet of bands from the new Seattle -- that's right, Canada!
Once a simple indie rock duo, Broken Social Scene added 13 band members and ended up with a complex, precious sound.