Broken Social Scene to play Field Trip Festival, stirring awake like Smaug from Peter Jackson’s hit motion picture The Hobbit

Broken Social Scene to play Field Trip Festival, stirring awake like Smaug from Peter Jackson's hit motion picture The Hobbit

Did y’all see The Hobbit? It’s the touching story of a group of at least nine heroes venturing to the Dwarven homeland in hopes of retaking it from the fearsome dragon Smaug. It was based on a book by a British man.

Do y’all know Broken Social Scene? They’re a touching group of at least nine musicians who play a fluid, expansive brand of art rock. In a way, they remind me of the protagonists from Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit (box office of over $600 million), except, instead of embarking on an adventure, they’ve been on hiatus since November 2011. To mix similes, they’re more like Smaug, who slumbers for much of Warner Bros’ The Hobbit.

Much like how Smaug awakens at the film’s end (…spoiler?), Consequence of Sound reports that Broken Social Scene are awakening from their musical sleep to play Arts & Crafts Records’ Field Trip Music & Arts Festival. On June 8, the band will take the stage to cover onlookers in a terrible fire play some classic Broken Social Scene numbers from their four albums. Broken Social Scene members Leslie Feist and Jason Collett appear elsewhere on the festival’s bill, so it’s not unreasonable that they will make an appearance during Broken Social Scene’s set. Other acts playing the fest include Bloc Party, Ra Ra Riot, Hayden, and Timber Timbre, all of which will likely not appear during Broken Social Scene’s set and are really more of Harry Potter people anyway.

• Broken Social Scene: http://www.brokensocialscene.ca
• Field Trip Music & Arts Festival: http://fieldtriplife.com

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