Broken Social Scene @ Webster Hall

The ticket said “An Evening with Broken Social Scene” and it was exactly that. No opening band and music starting at 6:45 and lasting about 2.25 hours. This was 1 of 3 sold out shows at Webster Hall. If any band can fill a room (and stage) with sound, and overcome the terrible sound system at Webster Hall, it would be BSS. I was eager to see them again considering they gave me one of the most memorable live shows of my life and the best concert of 2004.

They played a selection from all their albums including their new one. They played very well and had a had a supportive and very sold out crowd to perform to. Seeing Emily Haines is always a treat and glad she was there. They had a good pace for the long show and never wavered from their enveloping sound. They were able to play “Ibi Dreams of Pavement” surprisingly well live and did a great version of “Lover’s Spit” for their finale. Although a solid show, it didn’t have the same energy as the Bowery show. Wish I could see that one again!