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15 August 2016

Two Steps, Twice: two nights of FOALS in Vancouver (Review & Gallery)

Foals wrapped their latest tour with two nights at a venue they have a long history with, the Commodore Ballroom. Here’s a review of Foals’ August 7 & 8 shows in Vancouver, with photos from night one.

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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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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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13 March 2016

Photos: JUNIOR BOYS kick off North American tour in Vancouver

Photos of a good band doing a lacklustre performance. Here are the Junior Boys, live at the Imperial in Vancouver on March 10.

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