Toronto collective Broken Social Scene is one of Canada’s biggest indie rock juggernauts, and that shined through with three packed nights at the Fonda Theatre last week.
We caught the band Thursday night, a show that featured a drop-in from former member and current Metric frontwoman Emily Haines. She came out early in the show to lend her vocals to “Protest Song” and “Swimmers”, appearing also towards the end of the night on “Anthems for a Seventeen Year-Old Girl” and encore tune “Backyards”.
Broken Social Scene is supporting a pair of EPs from this year Let’s Try The After Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. Kevin Drew, Brendan Canning, Justin Peroff, Andrew Whiteman, and Charles Spearin have been constants in the band dating back to 2002, with Drew and Canning originators a year earlier.
The band continues to go strong and shows no signs of slowing down. They have a handful of American dates in July, but hopefully they come back around to the West Coast again soon.
Photos by Tim Aarons