One of my favorite bands making music right now, Broken Social Scene, played two awesome sets at Bonnaroo. I could not have been more psyched about their second set closer, the bombastic, three-fake-endings jam out, It’s All Gonna Break.
I particularly love the ending because it is, in my mind, a bit of a shout out to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Free Bird” (if you like the comparison or not, these boys know their rock and roll history and that is respectable).
Both of the sets were a solid array of favorites from the entire Broken Social Scene catalog, including some of the newer “BSS presents” numbers. Although this kind of soapbox behavior usually annoys me at concerts, the most surreal moment of both sets came when Kevin Drew decided to get a little political:
“Put down the bong and vote for Obama…”
This was one of my favorite performances of the weekend along with the Sigur Ros late night and My Morning Jacket nearly four hour set.
- Posted by Eric Guenther on June 18, 2008 at 9:54 am