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so much <3
apart from the last ten minutes.
otherwise, total <3
i quite liked the singalong aspect but could have done without kevin drew's moralising (well, not quite, but you know what i mean..) on love.
kevin philosophical drew.
this ones for all the regrets you've never let go of
much better than i expected. the emily haines appearence was just so special.
out of curiosity, what was the song they played before the very last song (which was when it begins, i think...).
they played a lot of pre-spirit if stuff. which i was not expecting.
it was a great setlist.
Kevin seemed so happy.
they had to draft in jimmy shaw from Metric on guitar and he knew a fair bit of BSS having played on their records.
fair enough! double solo !
who was the other guy on guitar/bass (swapping with brendon)? He was pretty awesome
the singalong was the fast version of Major Label Debut, from the "EP To Be Me & You" CD which came free with early copies of the self-titled album. the original version of Major Label Debut is on the s/t album.
i am experiencing a broken social scene backcatolouge blank as i accidentally left their records at home before i went to university.
the last 10 minutes were brilliant. Its amazing to see/hear the whole venue singing after the flop of what was the attempted scala singalong..
anyway, who cares. Tonight was better than i dreamed was possible.
yes to Emily Haines.
Cause = Time
Fucked Up Kid
Stars & Sons
Backed out on the...
Major Label Debut (fast)
When It Begins
i do feel sorry for A) Kevins record/general need to tour it B) Everyone else whos seen BSS on the tour and wasnt at this gig.
i totally agree. tonight did feel so special. the material off Spirit if did sound excellent with the old stuff though.
what a wonderful night. and it was so unexpected.
i don't have the kevin drew album although i really enjoyed the new material..
tonight further reinformed my views that a) 7/4 is the best single of the last few years and b) broken social scene are basically an incredible pop act
'05 single of the year by Miles. Its actually what got me into them properly. That and student alcoholism
i have DiS to thank, because of this board i bought the album on import.
also, i could walk home from tonight's show. which was WELL nice :D
snap. I live around the corner from Koko. My entire night involved being no further than 300 yards from my flat :P
were doing better than me, but that implies you live in camden town. so, y'know, i'm sorry ;)
the borough of mornington cresent. No affiated with Camden Town. Just cause its on Camden High street doesnt mean shit. heh
you can't fool me!
so so so so good. I had the chance to see them in manchester but went to The Blow instead. worst decision ever.
I only saw them last night, where was Emily then?? Actual :'(
At least Bristol got an American Analog Set song, that was a nice surpise. But Emily.... :(
was onstage for anthems, 7/4 and almost crimes.
really made the scala gig look poor... i was trying to argue against that DiS 5/10 review of the scala gig but now i see there point
i'm just a cynical bastard generally :D
still in awe as to how good this was. i'm going to buy kevin drew's album at some point this weekend :)
was entirely perfect until Kevin Drew's last line 'i'm not sure what's going to happen with this band'.
Let's hope the rumours aren't true, would be a tragedy to see them split:(
he just meant in relation to them putting out another 'proper' Broken Social Scene album.
Brendan Canning's "Presents.." album is out next year. i suspect thats what they'll be touring when they play ATP..
Emily would show up after seeing her watching Bloc Party on Sunday.
Sounds like i missed a good'n
did you make that post on the LastFM page for this gig? Hehe good prediction!
they'll make another BSS record one day. I predict a late 2008/09 comeback.
£45 for tickets for me and a mate off ebay which didn't show up until Friday morning after i'd set off for London and then £30 off a tout.
It was worth all £75. Oh man I don't think I could have asked for any more (ok 'cept maybe Ibi Dreams of Pavement and It's All Gonna Break). I was expecting something more along the lines of Spirit If + about 3 or 4 BSS songs. But most of the hits, Jimmy Shaw blowing my face off 5 feet away and Emily Haines out of nowhere = yesssssssssssssssssssssssssss
but didn't bother going. Probably due to the memories of seeing BSS a few times a couple of years ago. So average and 'indie-rock' by numbers - and that's before they did their embarassing 45 minute song encore. Glad people liked it, but seriously...
7/4 is the best single of the last few years? Really? Christ, if ever one band made me miss Pavement, it's these guys.
you like the new rilo kiley album.
I saw them last week in a venue in Louvain I hadn't been to before, and I thought they were fantastic. Sadly we didn't have Emily Haines (and so no anthems) but the setlist was still really awesome, and pretty YFIIP and s/t-stuff heavy. I'm really looking forward to the Brendan Canning stuff... They played some of it at the Louvain gig.
Oh, I love him and his amazing power kicks so much :(
Who was the support last night?
who sounded like smog backed with los campesinos!. kinda.
and the new Rilo Kiley album.
Clearly I win.
I was going to throw something back, but I know you're a good guy.
The Rilo Kiley album has got some good pop songs, albeit lacking the substance of previous albums. Still a good band though, especially live.
That guy from BSS needs to stop ripping off Malkmus melodies and acting evangelical. There's so much better pop music out there than BSS.
i just meant it in a "we have different ideas what we want from pop songs".
dear all indie kids everywhere: stop acting as if stephen malkmus is untouchable. or, indeed, interesting ;o)
... but that doesn't mean anyone HAS touched him lately. And that includes post-Pavement Malkmus, come to think of it.
Fuck it, though, who cares? Since when could you only enjoy something in terms of how it stackss up against X, Y or Z? BSS were transcendentally ace on Friday. Everyone who was there knows it.
pavement always had an air of indier than thou elitism about them, I like the communal inclusiveness of bss, they have been one of the most tedious and one of the best bands I have ever seen, I like it when bands are a bit preachy atleast it means they care about stuff, I don't think malkmus cared about anything other than showing off his clever ironic wordplay
But does that apply to BSS? Sure, Pavement were about as outspoken or political as, erm, ... this pencil next to my lappy (which is, I can assure you, quite an apathetic pencil), but I don't go to Pavement for my politickin'. I've got my Constellation sleevenotes and a bunch of books for that.
And I also take issue with your distinction between the Scene and Pavement in terms of ex/inclusivity. Leave Malkmus, ever the arch aloofist, out of the equation, and you couldn't get a Rizla between either band in terms of approachability, on and off stage.
Er, so at you Mr Fly!