Broken Social Scene and Nilüfer Yanya will perform at the Bandshell as part of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, presented by BRIC in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance.
Broken Social Scene, the legendary experimental collective at the heart of the Toronto indie rock ecosystem that gave us Feist, Stars, and Metric among others, is “a band that once sounded like everything else and nothing else.” (Pitchfork) Founded by Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning and a cohort of like-minded musicians in 1999, they’ve pushed the envelope for two decades and evolved into post-rock royalty. They remain one of the most joyous live bands you will ever see.
The London born and raised prodigy Nilüfer Yanya, still in her early 20s, is one of the most exciting and unusual artists to arrive in the pop world this decade. After three EPs, the first released while she was a teenager, she dropped her first album Miss Universe in 2019 and critics have been lining up to put it on their best-of-the-year lists. Paste gushed, “with an album that borders on soul, pop, jazz, and rock, Yanya is far too preoccupied with her inner demons and unique artistry to quibble over what one particular genre her music most closely resembles.”