Broken Social Scene might be responsible for bringing the handclap back. Who can forget it on "Stars and Sons," from 2003's award-winning You Forgot It in People album? The Toronto supergroup is also responsible for lots of other things, like helping launch former-slash-sometime bandmember Leslie Feist to fame and for generously giving yet another dynamite Canadian band to the world. Fresh off their summer festival junket, roughly half of the collective is on tour, powered by band co-founders Brendan Canning and Kevin Drew. Broken Social Scene proper hasn't released an album in three years, but since then Canning and Drew have each released pseudo-solo albums under the name "Broken Social Scene Presents...," so expect to hear less ensemble-y tunes from the BSS days of yore and more of the tunes engineered by the two men. With Quebecois indie trio Land of Talk, who just released their first album. 18+.
Mon., Oct. 13, 8 p.m., 2008