Remember all that drama back in late January/early February when Broken Social Scene had to cancel its House of Blues gig because band founder Kevin Drew fell ill? Dallas fans took to Broken Social Scene's web site to spit some hate at the band for canceling, and, in turn, the band fired back, with BSS' Brendan Canning telling Austin Town Hall that "anyone who wrote anything negative can seriously go fuck themselves. Those are obviously just ill informed little dweebs with too much time on their hands" and that "if [Dallas has] fans like that, we'd rather be without them."
Boy, was that a fun time!
Fortunately, it all seems to have boiled over. Because not only is Broken Social Scene returning to town on Friday night for a gig at the Palladium Ballroom, but the band is even taking on a local opener in Telegraph Canyon, which is about as hot as a local band can get at the moment thanks to the excitement surrounding its upcoming album, The Tide and The Current, which is due out on August 18, but will be made available for purchase at this show.
So, yeah, for a few reasons then, we're pumped about this: Thanks to our friends at AEG Live, we have a whopping five pairs of tickets to give away to Friday's show. Want a pair? Shoot me an email with the phrase "Broken Records" in the subject line, and, if you're among the first five to do so, you're in. It's that simple. Good luck!
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