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. ...
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.