Archive for September, 2011

Austin City Limits 2011

Posted: September 20, 2011 by kbwrote in concerts
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A-W-E-S-O-M-E. The end.

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Favs from the festival…James Blake/Foster the People/Santigold/The Antlers (if I were there in time)/J. Roddy Walston & The Business/Alexander/Alison Krauss/TV on the Radio (redeemed)/My Morning Jacket/Yellow Ostrich/Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr./The Head and the Heart/Broken Social Scene/Fleet Foxes/Empire of the Sun/Arcade Fire…and others I am probably forgetting.

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Broken Social Scene at Williamsburg Waterfront

It was like being greeted by an old friend, or should I say group of friends. Regardless if it’s a song from their new album, Forgiveness Rock Record, or one of their classics Broken Social Scene is a band you can count on.

Lisa Lobsinger (newest female lead) still has the crazy hair and nonchalant attitude but she has seemed to mesh with the group a bit more, they are now all part of the BSS family unit. The only regret I have about the show is that they were the opener and not the headliner.  TV on the Radio, who was actually the only band listed on the ticket, sounds great on an album but live they weren’t as exciting and they didn’t share the same camaraderie on stage that BSS is known for.

BSS also played a cover of Modest Mouse‘s The World at Large, which the crowd seemed to really get into. You can watch a video of them in the studio recording this song here:

Broken Social Scene » Modest Mouse from The Voice Project on Vimeo.

Sufjan Stevens at Celebrate Brooklyn! photo taken by Ryan Muir

I don’t know how it happened, but it did. Summer is officially over and while there are a few outdoor concerts still remaining most programs have come to a close. Celebrate Brooklyn! was my favorite find. Andrew Bird, Bon Iver and Sufjan Stevens concerts were epic and I dare say the best concerts I saw all Summer. Unless you count Moonface, but we won’t since it was indoors. The sound was great and I will never forget the cherished wristbands that gave me access to the VIP tent, delicious beer and mini lamb sausages from that hipster organic place. I raise a glass of Shock Top to Celebrate Brooklyn!, look forward to next year.

See the neon that was the Sufjan Stevens show here.

Bon Iver photos and review (from TimeOut NY) here.

Photo roll from Celebrate Brooklyn’s 2010 season here.

Info about becoming a friend and securing VIP access for next CB music season here.