Broken Social Scene
Revolution, Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Check out a slideshow from the concert here.
Canadian indie rockers Broken Social Scene attracted a dynamic and lively crowd to the tightly packed Revolution in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday night. The band, which could also be known as a rotating musical collective, brought ten pleasantly talented and enthusiastic musicians to the stage for a phenomenal performance -- fronted by the always present founding members Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning.
The set started off gracefully with the classic "KC Accidental," leading into a clear-cut "Texico, Bitches," a song that drew excitement from both the crowd and the band -- enough that Canning, sliding across the set list taped to the floor, toppled over backwards. Broken Social Scene are one of the only bands that can successfully pull off three guitars -- where each chord is intricately woven together in a sort of hypnotic and beautifully repetitious fashion -- and this certainly was happening on stage.
The band played a variety of songs, mixing the set up with older hits such as "Anthems For a Seventeen Year Old Girl," "Cause = Time," and "Lover's Spit" from 2002's You Forgot It in People, as well as a memorable and very well-executed "World Sick" and "Sweetest Kill" from their newest album Forgiveness Rock Record. There is plenty of evidence to suggest that this band loves their crowd - Kevin Drew constantly charming us between songs and at some point had the crowd chanting along "Fuck you, I won't do what you told me!" taken from Rage Against the Machine's "Killing in the Name."
Before the band ended their set (or so we thought), they played a song called "Canada," possibly to pay homage to their roots or to their fellow countrymen/"snow birds" hibernating in South Florida for the winter. Just when the encore appeared to be wrapping up, Broken Social Scene basically decided they were not willing to exit the stage. The ten members performed another seven or eight songs -- including a calm and melodic version of "Looks Just Like the Sun," "Shampoo Suicide," and the ever-so-popular "Ibi Dreams of Pavement (A Better Day)." During the encore (which really was a second set in its entirety), the crowd seemed so enthralled in the music that the band probably could have played well past the venue's closing time, and nobody would have minded.
Overheard In The Crowd: "Who is the 'Feist' chick with the rat's nest hair?" -- A local South Florida band member that shall remain anonymous, in reference to Lisa Lobsinger.
Random Detail: Kevin Drew was sporting a bad ass fedora that I kept hoping would fall off his head and into my hands.
Personal Bias: I missed Broken Social Scene when they played in Pompano two years ago and I've literally been waiting 26 months for them to come back to get my fulfillment. My fulfillment was more than met.
Fire Eye'd Boy
Forced To Love
All To All
Stars and Sons
Cause = Time
Art House Director
Anthems For A Seventeen Year-Old Girl
Ungrateful Little Father
Meet Me In The Basement
Looks Just Like The Sun
Water In Hell
Late Nineties Bedroom Rock for the Missionaries
Ibi Dreams of Pavement (A Better Day)
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