Broken Social Scene/ Nilufer Yanya FREE SHOW in Prospect Park!

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Are we the luckiest bastards to get to see all our favorite bands for FREE this summer? All in that one, proverbial BK backyard known as Prospect Park? Yes, yes we are. Insert shit-eating grin here. :)

BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE, the legendary experimental collective at the heart of the Toronto indie rock ecosystem that gave us Feist, Stars, and Metric among others (BSS friends and lovers and collaborators and sometime band members among them all), is “a band that once sounded like everything else and nothing else.” (Pitchfork) Founded by Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning and a cohort of like-minded musicians in 1999, they’ve pushed the envelope for two decades and evolved into post-rock royalty. The group’s various members have active careers in other bands and many solo projects among them, but BSS has continued to tour and record consistently, with some ebbs and flows. In 2017 they released Hug of Thunder, their first full-length in seven years, and they returned this year with a pair of EPs, Let’s Try the After Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. They remain one of the most joyous live bands you will ever see.

WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GikWha5TC94

The London born and raised prodigy NILÜFER YANYA, still in her early 20s, is one of the most exciting and unusual artists to arrive in the pop world this decade. After three EPs, the first released while she was a teenager, she dropped her first album Miss Universe in 2019 and critics have been lining up to put it on their best-of-the-year lists. Pitchfork gave it an astonishing 8.3, noting that “the rapturous debut from the British singer-songwriter takes adventurous pop-rock crucibles to new heights with her illusory songwriting and stunning voice.” Stereogum called her voice "malleable and endlessly expressive." Paste gushed, “with an album that borders on soul, pop, jazz, and rock, Yanya is far too preoccupied with her inner demons and unique artistry to quibble over what one particular genre her music most closely resembles.”HOW TO FIND US: We usually like to meet pre-concert for a drink nearby. But in this case, I think we should just meet at the park. All three of these acts are stellar and I'd hate to miss any of them. Plenty of drinks and food will be available at the venue (usually pretty top notch) and I'll pick a spot on the grass where we can all meet and comment in the event once I'm there. I'll try to bring a banner or something to hold up so we can easily find each other. If anyone feels like moving up closer later on, once we're all together, we can definitely do so!

WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsxf541UI-8#action=share

HOW TO FIND US: We usually like to meet pre-concert for a drink nearby. But in this case, I think we should just meet at the park. Both acts are stellar and I'd hate to miss any of them. Plenty of drinks and food will be available at the venue (usually pretty top notch) and I'll pick a spot on the grass where we can all meet and comment in the event once I'm there. I'll try to bring a banner or something to hold up so we can easily find each other. If anyone feels like moving up closer later on, once we're all together, we can definitely do so!

PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD: This group does not require membership dues, but to help cover our Meetup fees, we humbly request $4 for each event you attend (or buy the organizer a beer), or give $20 for a year of unlimited events.

NO SHOW POLICY: 2 RSVP no-shows will result in removal from the group. Please be sure to add events to your calendar so you don't forget your RSVP. And if it turns out you can't make it, you can comment on an event thread, un-RSVP or send me a private message any time before the event. Thanks for your understanding!