Music History

Published on October 15th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Rock My World Canada, Chapter 12: Broken Social Scene

[Mike Carr has put together a massive volume on Canadian music history entitled Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s GuideIt’s an incredible discography of hundreds of bands. This is the latest excerpt from his book. – AC]

Broken Social Scene is an indie rock band from Toronto, a musical collective with as few as six and as many as nineteen members, formed in 1999 by Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning. Most of its members currently play in various other groups and solo projects, mainly based around Toronto. The band refuses the label “supergroup,” based on size or the ubiquity of their members, claiming that in the indie scene, everyone is involved in more than one project. The band was awarded Junos in 2003 and 2006 for Alternative Album of the Year.

Find out more about Gandharvas and hundreds of other Canadian artists in the softcover edition of Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s Guide. Get your copy here.

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About the Author

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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