The crash course: Picking up this Broken Social Scene

Just one of the many configurations of Broken Social Scene.

Today is Canada Day, marking the day in 1867 when three British colonies in North America united under one name: Canada. Oh, Canada, home to much more indie acts than one can shake a stick at, to the point where you’d hear a band and like it and be surprised that it’s from north of that border. For today, we take a look at one Canadian band and its connections to many other acts representing the country (and particularly Toronto) in recent years: Broken Social Scene. I swear, it’s pretty much a smorgasbord. But I must note, again: this is, by no means, exhaustive. No, far from it. [NB]

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earthings! Fantasy Festival, part one: the White Noise stage

earthings! Fantasy Festival: the White Noise stage

If we’re disappointed with the acts coming to the Philippines, then why don’t we make our own music festival? It doesn’t have to really happen – it can all be in our heads. And thus, the earthings! Fantasy Festival was born. This week, the whole earthings! team (and friends) were tasked with picking five acts each that they’d put on their own festival stage – the ones they want to see, the ones they want to see again, even the ones they don’t really care much for. To kick things off, the newest member of our team, Dexter Tan, writes about the acts he picked, from all over the music spectrum, including the act that turned him on to indie pop, and an initially accidental up-yours to, well, that music festival.

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