BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE @ THE FONDA THEATRE

June 8th, 2019 | Photos

Photos by Steph Port

“Twenty years later and we’re still at it!” proclaimed Broken Social Scene co-founder and co-frontman Kevin Drew. The Canadian indie rock band/collective played the second show of their 3-night run at The Fonda Theatre on Thursday night. This show was the first one to be announced and sold out quickly, with the other two nights added on afterwards.

The packed crowd of loyal, longtime fans was treated to a long setlist of old favorites like “7/4,” “Cause=Time,” and “Fire Eye’d Boy” and new ones from their latest double EPs Let’s Try the After, Vol. 1 and Let’s Try the After, Vol. 2.

The band was joined by Emily Haines and James Shaw several times throughout the show, including on “Protest Song,” “Swimmers,” “Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl,” and the “Backyards” encore.

Local LA singer/songwriter Hand Habits (Meg Duffy) opened the show with a set featuring songs from her recent sophomore release placeholder.

Setlist via setlist.fm

Mouth Guards of the Apocalypse
Fire Eye’d Boy
Protest Song (with Emily Haines)
Swimmers (with Emily Haines)
All I Want
Stay Happy
Art House Director
Texico Bitches
Stars and Sons
World Sick
Can’t Find My Heart
Boyfriends
1972
Remember Me Young
Cause = Time
7/4 (Shoreline)
Sweetest Kill
Anthems for a Seventeen Year-Old Girl (with Emily Haines)

Encore:
Backyards (with Emily Haines)
Meet Me in the Basement