1. Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew & The Archies' Andy Kim Explain Their Unlikely Friendship & New Album 'It's Decided'

    February 24, 2015 12:05 PM EST Andy Kim and Kevin Drew might not be household names (at least, not yet), but doubtless you've heard each artist's music before. Industry vet Kim co-wrote the Archies' -- yes, the '60s cartoon band fronted by comic book character Archie -- 1969 No. 1 hit "Sugar Sugar,…

  2. Austin City Limits 2011: 11 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    September 19, 2011 2:35 PM EDT Two heat-filled days and tens of bands later, Austin City Limits attendees appeared both spent and ready for another round of rain by the time Sunday (Sept. 18) rolled around. Most roughed it out in pursuit of Arcade Fire, who did not disappoint the massive crowd as the day's only…

  3. Broken Social Scene Returns from Hiatus with 'Forgiveness'

    April 16, 2010 1:31 PM EDT With new albums by the Hold Steady , the National , LCD Soundsystem and Band of Horses scheduled to hit stores within a three-week span, the beginning of May has become blockbuster month for indie rock releases. No one could be happier about the indie stars aligning than Kevin Drew , singer…

  4. Indie Stars Unite For AIDS Benefit Album

    December 15, 2008 12:01 PM EST Some of the biggest names in independent music have banded together to record exclusive songs for "Dark Was the Night," a double-disc album whose proceeds will benefit the Red Hot organization's work with AIDS research. In the works since 2006, the project is due Feb. 17 from…

  5. Indie Stars Unplug For Bookeaters Benefit

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It was a quiet though humor-filled evening last night (Aug. 26) at the Beacon Theater in New York, as a handful of indie stars took the stage for the Revenge of the Bookeaters benefit. It was a quiet though humor-filled evening last night (Aug. 26) at the Beacon Theater in New York, as a…

  6. BSS' Drew Keeps Friends Close On Solo Debut

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Broken Social Scene principal Kevin Drew goes it alone on the upcoming album "Spirit If...," the first release in a series subtitled "Broken Social Scene Presents." The set is due Sept. 18 via Arts &a Broken Social Scene principal Kevin Drew goes it alone on the…

  7. Drew Preps First CD In Broken Social Scene Solo Series

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Broken Social Scene principal Kevin Drew will release a solo album, "Spirit If...," Sept. 18 via Arts & Crafts. The set will be the first in a series of releases from group members un As expected, Broken Social Scene principal Kevin Drew will release a solo album, …

  8. 'Friends' Rework, Play With Stars' 'Fire'

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Members of Broken Social Scene, the Dears, Junior Boys, the Stills and Metric are among the artists reworking every song from Stars' 2004 album "Set Yourself on Fire." Members of Broken Social Scene, the Dears, Junior Boys, the Stills and Metric are among the artists reworking…

  9. Broken Social Scene Taking Time Off After Fall Tour

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Following a November U.S. tour, Canadian indie rock collective Broken Social Scene will take an extended break from the road and the studio, according to principal member Kevin Drew. Following a November U.S. tour, Canadian indie rock collective Broken Social Scene will take an extended break…

  10. Broken Social Scene / Nov. 1, 2005 / Boulder, Colo. (Boulder Theatre)

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Traditionally "standing room only" refers to the audience and not the performers. But on its current tour, Toronto collective Broken Social Scene and its 13 (or so) members must find having enough roo Traditionally "standing room only" refers to the audience and not the…

  11. Broken Social Scene

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Toronto indie collective Broken Social Scene and Metric, one of its contributing sects, see Billboard chart debuts in the same week. The whole of Toronto-based Broken Social Scene is the sum of many -- most of whom stem from a host of popular Canadian indie acts including Feist, Stars and…

  12. Broken Social Scene Chugs Along On New CD

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Mainly, we're just trying to see between the 15 or 20 songs we have, what is the record?," bassist/guitarist Brendan Canning tells Billboard.com. Toronto-based rock outfit Broken Social Scene is in the home stretch of work on its third studio album , due in late March or early…