Broken Social Scene Covers Beasties, U2, Rage

With Broken Social Scene taking a hiatus — and not breaking up forever, as had been circling the Internet this week — the band certainly went out with a bang.

Playing a show in Rio de Janero, Brazil, Tuesday, the Canadian band broke out in an a cappella version of U2′s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” to close their main set.

Then, they came back out for a massive encore, playing two of their songs — “Ibi Dreams Of Pavement (A Better Day) and Major Label Debut (Fast) — along with “Funky Boss” from the Beastie Boys and Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name Of.”

Here is great video of the “Major Label Debut (Fast)/Funky Boss” sequence:

The U2 cover:

And, the “Ibi Dreams Of Pavement (A Better Day)/Killing in the Name Of” portion:

As for the status of BSS, singer Kevin Drew wanted to clear up concerns that the South American adventure was the band’s final gig.

“I said that we were going to take a hiatus.  People seem to think that’s a break-up but we’re all good family and we’re going to be around for a long time, and when people want us back, we’ll come back,” Drew said in an interview with Brazilian website Quermos.

“But there’s no plans to make any records. It’s 10 years, 10 is a powerful number. It was a good time, so here we are.”


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