CTV.ca Blog: Broken Social Scene bring the noise to New.Music.Live
When I heard these JUNO performers were coming to Much, I had to be there.
I’ve seen Broken Social Scene perform several, several times over the course of my years living in Toronto, sitting a few feet away from Kevin Drew in a crowded record store to rapturous parties with an endless rotation of “special guests.”
Going down to the New.Music.Live studio to check out the group (this time in classic “touring band” form), I was treated to two awesome performances, including “Texico Bitches” from the new album, “Forgiveness Rock Record,” and a classic from way back, “Almost Crimes.”
Prior to the band taking the stage, Kevin Drew sat down for an interview alongside fellow bandmate Justin Peroff, where they were peppered with questions about the JUNO awards, their odds for JUNO wins against Arcade Fire and Drew’s newfound love of Tweeting.
“I didn’t realize I was going to like it so much!” exclaimed Drew, who can be followed at http://twitter.com/KevinSelection.
Broken Social Scene are up for five JUNO Awards at this year’s show, and will be one of the evening’s performers.
Before leaving the studio, I had a chance to chat with Peroff about the JUNOs.
He admitted to me that he’s a little nervous for their performance, and jokingly says the band are doing push-ups, sit-ups to prepare for the JUNO Awards show.
Peroff is also particularly proud of the band’s nomination for “Recording Package of the Year,” in which he personally played a part.
“I’m really pleased with how this package came together,” says Peroff. “It turned into this cut-and-paste type situation, and then the box set was proposed with the seven different ten-inches on different colour vinyl… it all really came together really, really naturally.”
And did I mention Nelly (not Furtado) also happened to be in the house? That was pretty rad, especially when he bench-pressed Phoebe Dykstra above his head.
Catch Broken Social Scene live at the JUNO Awards, Sunday March 27 on CTV.
Tyrone Warner has been with CTV.ca since 2005, covering news, entertainment and everything related to CTV. When he’s away from the computer, you can find him writing, recording and performing his own music, running his own record label and dabbling in photography, painting and creative collage. Follow him on Twitter!