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Broken Social Scene to reunite for summer concert

Local indie music legends Broken Social Scene are set to reunite for a huge performance following an indefinite hiatus that lasted just over a year. The band is returning to partake in the Field Trip Music and Arts festival, a summer festival celebrating the tenth anniversary of the band's record label, the Toronto-based Arts & Crafts. 
"Field Trip was built around the themes of discovery and community," said Jeffrey Remedios, who co-founded A&C with BSS main men Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning. "In addition to world-class musical performances, the festival will incorporate local art, gourmet food and unique elements of Toronto's proud culture. Field Trip is a celebration - not just of Arts & Crafts' 10-year anniversary and our artists - but of Toronto, of community and perhaps above all else, of the collaborative spirit." 
Broken Social Scene is a band that refuses to use the term "supergroup," yet members have included the Grammy-nominated Feist, Stars' Amy Millan, and Emily Haines from Metric. BSS has been nominated for five Juno Awards and took home alternative album of the year in both 2003 and 2006. The band has also received two Polaris Music Prize nominations celebrating artistic mastery for its most recent offering, Forgiveness Rock Records. The band's impact on Toronto's music scene has been documented in the book This Book is Broken (2009) and the subsequent independent film This Movie Is Broken (2010), directed by Bruce McDonald. 
News of the band's reunion is receiving coverage across North America. The band announced the hiatus after performing a final show on Nov 8, 2011 in Rio de Janeiro.
The festival takes place Saturday June 8 at Fork York and Garrison Common in Toronto. It will feature performances from Feist, Bloc Party, Ra Ra Riot, Cold Specks, Jason Collett, Timber Timbre, Zeus and other indie bands. Tickets go on sale today. 
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Original Source: SPIN
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