MUSICMusic Reviews

Broken Social Scene at Downsview – Canada Day 2011

Album: Forgiveness Rock Record – Broken Social Scene

mp3: Texico Bitches – Forgiveness Rock Record

mp3: World Sick – Forgiveness Rock Record

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broken social scene toronto concert photos

broken social scene toronto concert photos

broken social scene toronto concert photos

broken social scene toronto concert photos

broken social scene toronto concert photos

broken social scene toronto concert photos

broken social scene toronto concert photos

broken social scene toronto concert photos

broken social scene toronto concert photos

broken social scene toronto concert photos

broken social scene toronto concert photos

broken social scene toronto concert photos

broken social scene toronto concert photos

broken social scene toronto concert photos

broken social scene toronto concert photos

broken social scene toronto concert photos

broken social scene toronto concert photos

broken social scene toronto concert photos

No strangers to Canada’s music scene, Broken Social Scene, filled the massive stage at Downsview Park with approximately a nine member ensemble (they’re not an easy band to count!).  Opening with a more mellow number the group wasted no time transitioning into newer tracks “Forced To Love” and “Texico Bitches” which shook the crowd from their passive state. No one can argue the musicality of a band like Broken Social Scene with the members basically playing a literal game of musical chairs taking turns on various instruments and lead vocals throughout the set. Kevin Drew was a man of a few words as per usual with simple introductions including something along the lines of, “Here’s a song we’ve played 672 times” before “Fired Eye’d Boy”. Buck 65 was brought back to the stage as a guest during a Beastie Boy cover and the band broke into a Modest Mouse cover as well. The always powerful “Meet Me In The Basement” wrapped up the band’s hour as the sun started it’s descent behind the stage casting a glow on the dense crowd. More photos after the page jump!

broken social scene toronto concert photos

No strangers to Canada’s music scene, Broken Social Scene, filled the massive stage at Downsview Park with approximately a nine member ensemble (they’re not an easy band to count!).  Opening with a more mellow number the group wasted no time transitioning into newer tracks “Forced To Love” and “Texico Bitches” which shook the crowd from their passive state. No one can argue the musicality of a band like Broken Social Scene with the members basically playing a literal game of musical chairs taking turns on various instruments and lead vocals throughout the set. Kevin Drew was a man of a few words as per usual with simple introductions including something along the lines of, “Here’s a song we’ve played 672 times” before “Fired Eye’d Boy”. Buck 65 was brought back to the stage as a guest during a Beastie Boy cover and the band broke into a Modest Mouse cover as well. The always powerful “Meet Me In The Basement” wrapped up the band’s hour as the sun started it’s descent behind the stage casting a glow on the dense crowd. More photos after the page jump!

broken social scene toronto concert photos

No strangers to Canada’s music scene, Broken Social Scene, filled the massive stage at Downsview Park with approximately a nine member ensemble (they’re not an easy band to count!). Opening with a more mellow number the group wasted no time transitioning into newer tracks “Forced To Love” and “Texico Bitches” which shook the crowd from their passive state. No one can argue the musicality of a band like Broken Social Scene with the members basically playing a literal game of musical chairs taking turns on various instruments and lead vocals throughout the set. Kevin Drew was a man of a few words as per usual with simple introductions including something along the lines of, “Here’s a song we’ve played 672 times” before “Fired Eye’d Boy”. Buck 65 was brought back to the stage as a guest during a Beastie Boy cover and the band broke into a Modest Mouse cover as well. The always powerful “Meet Me In The Basement” wrapped up the band’s hour as the sun started it’s descent behind the stage casting a glow on the dense crowd. More photos after the page jump!

broken social scene toronto concert photos

No strangers to Canada’s music scene, Broken Social Scene, filled the massive stage at Downsview Park with approximately a nine member ensemble (they’re not an easy band to count!).  Opening with a more mellow number the group wasted no time transitioning into newer tracks “Forced To Love” and “Texico Bitches” which shook the crowd from their passive state. No one can argue the musicality of a band like Broken Social Scene with the members basically playing a literal game of musical chairs taking turns on various instruments and lead vocals throughout the set. Kevin Drew was a man of a few words as per usual with simple introductions including something along the lines of, “Here’s a song we’ve played 672 times” before “Fired Eye’d Boy”. Buck 65 was brought back to the stage as a guest during a Beastie Boy cover and the band broke into a Modest Mouse cover as well. The always powerful “Meet Me In The Basement” wrapped up the band’s hour as the sun started it’s descent behind the stage casting a glow on the dense crowd. More photos after the page jump!

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Chief Editor & Founder of Live in Limbo. Host & Producer of the Capsule Podcast. Sean is an award-winning photographer and Nikon Professional Services member. His work has appeared on the CBC, Pitchfork, and MUCH. He is an Academy Delegate at the JUNOs (CARAS) and has been involved in the Toronto music scene since 2005. He is also an endurance and CrossFit athlete. You should follow him on Twitter @SeanChin.