Last night saw Broken Social Scene putting on a typically emphatic performance in Rio De Janeiro as part of their first ever tour into South America. The night was particularly special since it is the last anything that Broken Social Scene has scheduled, and they will now go on indefinite hiatus. Although Kevin Drew has promised that “when they want us back, we will be back,” is it too early to say we want them back?
Aside from playing all the hits BSS treated their Brazilian fans to a few classics from other artists. They provided full cover of The Beastie Boys’ “Funky Boss,” Kevin Drew led the crowd in a spirited a cappela rendition of U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” and during “Ibi Dreams Of Pavement” they took a turn into the classic “Fuck you I won’t do what you tell me” section of Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name.” You can see videos of all of this below, as well as an interview with Kevin Drew filmed before the show discussing the band’s hiatus.
Singing “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and Beastie Boys’ “Funky Boss” which starts around 4.15.
“Ibi Dreams of Pavement” with “Killing In The Name” break down.
Pre-show interview with Kevin Drew concerning hiatus.