Sunday, November 24, 2013

Recording: Broken Bricks

Artist: Broken Bricks

Song: I'm Set Free [Velvet Underground cover]

Recorded at The Silver Dollar Room ("Lou Reed: Live Tribute"), November 21, 2013.

Broken Bricks - I'm Set Free

Full review to follow. Lou Reed, in his work in the Velvet Underground and as a solo artist, created an entirely new lineage in the great tree of rock'n'roll. Any band that embraces some combination of darkness, bad vibes, unrepentant vice, noise and art can probably trace their roots back towards Lou Reed, and in Toronto, it seemed exactly right that the Silver Dollar (home, most nights, to some combination of the above) should be the place to host a night of music in tribute. A full night saw a wide variety of Reed's heirs celebrate some good songs, ranging from quiet moments of beauty to noise freakouts.

Broken Bricks showed off their softer side with their versions of "Stephanie Says" and "Perfect Day", but they also turned this one into a swaggering rocker.

Bonus! If that's not enough for you, I've made the entire tribute night available to download.

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