And you would be doing yourself an incredible disservice to miss them. Hailing from Canada, the band includes members Brendan Canning and Kevin Drew, along with up to twenty other artists. There are numerous associated musicians that often perform with BSS, such as Leslie Feist and Stars member Evan Cranley. I was lucky enough to catch their amazing performance at the Treasure Island Music Festival back in October. The number of people onstage, the variety of instruments and vocalists, and their connection with the audience all add up to create a beyond satisfying indie rock experience. The only drawback for me is that this FREE concert coincides with the Railroad Revival Tour‘s (featuring Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Mumford and Sons, and Old Crow Medicine Show) stop in Oakland. #mylifeissohard.
BSS is coming as part of Vision eARTh 2011, a three-day festival focused on sustainability and the arts. Other events include a sustainability short film competition, a sustainable fashion show, and speaker Vinod Khosla. Click here to view the full schedule.
You will not regret going to see Broken Social Scene. In fact, you’d be crazy not to go. White Plaza – Thursday, April 21st from 9:30 to 11 PM. Did I mention it was FREE?