Post thumbnail of Tragically Hip are saying goodbye forever. Here’s my story of the time I first said hello (plus a must-watch clip from July 24 show).
24 July 2016

Tragically Hip are saying goodbye forever. Here’s my story of the time I first said hello (plus a must-watch clip from July 24 show).

As the Tragically Hip embark on their last-ever tour, I reflect back on the importance of this Canadian institution, the notion of connection in music and how The Hip have framed so many of our histories.

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18 July 2016

Gallery: The World Needs More DEERHOOF

The world needs more Deerhoof. Via a review (of sorts) and a gallery of photos from their July 8 show in Vancouver at Fortune Sound Club, I’ll explain why.

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19 June 2016

SUUNS and HOLY FUCK at LEVITATION Vancouver 2016

The sound of a slow-moving panic attack followed by the sound of boxes and wires all exploding in an excitable fashion. Such was SUUNS and HOLY FUCK live at the Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver on June 17.

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16 June 2016

And so say all of us: YEASAYER so good in black and white

It’s been six years since I started writing about Yeasayer. It’s been five years since I made a very tired Yeasayer sit up against a wall in the Commodore Ballroom to pose for our photoshoot, looking more miserable than they are in real life, because in real life outside of photos, …

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10 June 2016

Chains and charisma: portraits of SAVAGES and Jehnny Beth

On a planet overrun with beige singers, and corduroy bands, Savages are here to remind you that the fire? She still burns. Here’s portraits of Jehnny Beth and Savages live in Vancouver on May 27 at the Imperial.

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6 June 2016

In photos: VIOLENT FEMMES love love love love live in Vancouver

Photos and an ode to bands who feel like friends in this review of the Violent Femmes live at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom on May 15.

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30 May 2016

Round Up: THE PACK A.D., YUCK and WINTERSLEEP live

Reminiscin’ about where the music and shows of The Pack A.D., Yuck and Wintersleep have played in my life. All of whom I’ve caught over the last coupla months, while dealing with some ongoing health issues.

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2 April 2016

All The Moments of An Evening with GREG DULLI and DERRICK C BROWN

Award-winning author Derrick C Brown and indie legend, Afghan Whig and Twilight Singer Greg Dulli went on tour. There were a ton of really amazing moments, and I’d like to tell you all about them. Check out the story and gallery, if you will.

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28 March 2016

Scotland’s YOUNG FATHERS are the band you need to know – the exclusive BSR photo shoot

The Young Fathers are the best live band you’ve never seen. I’ve been talking about them for a year, what’s your excuse? Discover this phenomenal Scottish three-piece now via this exclusive BackstageRider photoshoot.

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