Dan Boeckner’s latest endeavor, Operators, plays Social Hall on Friday

Dan Boeckner (Photo: Liam Maloney) When Wolf Parade burst upon the scene in 2005 with their debut album, the accepted narrative of the band’s two creative forces was just too good for most people to pass up. On one end of the spectrum, was Spencer Krug, an erudite, cerebral songwriter, who yelped out stream-of-consciousness verses from behind his keyboard. On the other was Dan Boeckner, the Springsteen-like, working-class figure who played guitar, chain-smoked cigarettes, and boasted an array of arm-baring T-shirts. It was a classic example of brain working with heart to create an extraordinary sound. Yet that wasn’t [...]

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