Broken Social Scene’s Hug Of Thunder Is Bright And Vibrant At Outside Lands The Canadian Music Collective Returns To Gold Gate Park For Main Stage Performance
SAN FRANCISCO, CA-
“… Next up, from the other side of the continent, was the indie rock collective Broken Social Scene. Throughout it’s existence, Broken Social Scene has been as large as a 15 person band, and for their latest album, Hug of Thunder (2017), had the full slate of musicians to record the same. At Outside Lands, 8 members graced the main stage.
Broken Social Scene was on the line-up for Outside Land’s inaugural outing, and they acknowledged the privilege of people still following their music after all these years to be invited back again to perform for the masses, even after a 8 year hiatus. “Were still living it, and we still love you,” said Broken Social Scene’s Brenden Canning during the set.
Hug of Thunder is one of Broken Social Scene’s more cheerful albums. Even with its politically and socially charged themes, its sonics are bright and vibrant, and that’s exactly what they gave Outside Lands with their performance. Their set was an equal mix of songs from their latest album and some of their most popular hits, and offered both fans old and new something they could groove to. Even though they admitted that they wrote about serious subject matter because we live in serious times, it was hard not to blissfully sway to their sonics and get lost in their music with a smile …”