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November 19, 2007

Broken Social Scene @ 9:30 Club

Sun writer Brad Schleicher was at the 9:30 Club yesterday to see Broken Social Scene (pictured). He writes:

Broken Social Scene managed to deliver a satisfying performance last night despite numerous technical difficulties and time constraints. 

At 7 p.m., regardless of the long line of fans waiting to enter the club via Will Call entrance, BSS took the stage, launching into "Lucky Ones" off their newest release Spirit If. 

Their second song, "Cause=Time" off their first full length LP You Forgot it in People, was cut short when the left side of the stage lost power. ...

(Stock photo) 

The band's bassist Brendan Canning offered up an explanation, saying that the club was saving power for Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killa, who was set to perform later that night.

After about 30 seconds, power was restored. BSS's frontman Kevin Drew took a vote from the audience to see where the band would restart the song. Deciding on the first chorus, the band started up again -- never missing a beat.  

Regardless of the 15 minute delay and technical issues, BSS managed to put on a 2-hour nonstop show, performing songs from Spirit If,  You Forgot It In People, their 2005 self-titled album and two covers -- a Pavement number and "Feel The Pain" by Dinosaur Jr.

The show ended with a singalong with Drew and the rest of the band. All in all it was rushed, but enjoyable.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 2:58 PM | | Comments (1)


tommorrow i'll send 2 songs by mail
cold cold canada and
a little orphan girl

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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