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25 October 2015

ALT-J – live in New Orleans, Louisiana (Photos/Review)

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Consistent, reliable Alt-J played into the open air at Champion’s Square in New Orleans, Louisiana. On one of the first night of my #BSRNoLa holiday, I took my camera into the pit to yet again see the band that I’ve enjoyed in five cities and three countries.

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30 September 2015

PAUL WELLER: The Jam’s Modfather live in Vancouver (Photos/Review)

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The Jam and The Style Council’s Modfather Paul Weller popped his head round the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver on September 29th after 22 years to bring a director’s cut long set to the masses. Here are photos and words!

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9 August 2015

Intergalactic, planetary: UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA and VINYL WILLIAMS

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LA’s trippy Vinyl Williams opened up for pop-pysch-oloigsts Unknown Mortal Orchestra on July 26 at the Imperial in Vancouver. Together, they tore a rift in the space-time continuum and filled it with multicoloured and prismatic pretty sounds. See the photos, read the reads.

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29 July 2015

Escaped From Evil: LOWER DENS alive in Vancouver

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Unfettered and untethered by both the past and her gear, Jana Hunter of Lower Dens showed off a more extrovert, rock-star side to Vancouver at the Electric Owl on July 25. Herewith a photo and what they call “a review” of said show.

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5 June 2015

HOT CHIP (Huarache) lights up Toronto at the Danforth Music Hall

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There are few things as reliably wonderful as a Hot Chip gig. I’ll explain why if you click on this link. Here are photos and a review from the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, on June 3rd.

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20 May 2015

In Photos: JESUS AND MARY CHAIN Perform “Psychocandy”

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Photos from Jesus and Mary Chain’s faithful “Psychocandy” tour stop in Vancouver at the Vogue Theatre on May 13.

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10 May 2015

Gallery: All hail SLEATER-KINNEY. No, really. HAIL THEM.

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They mattered in the 90s and they matter now – here are photos from Sleater-Kinney’s robust and confident return to form at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver on May 6th. The Goddess saw all that they had made and she said it was good.

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5 May 2015

Best Live Act: Scotland’s Incomparable YOUNG FATHERS

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Edinburgh Scotland’s Mercury Music prize-winning musical patchwork quilt of awesome, the Young Fathers, played Vancouver’s Fortune Sound on April 30. And rather quite blew us all away. Here are the photos.

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4 May 2015

METZ: Album Number II and the Alex Edkins Interview

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Three years on from their rad debut, Toronto punk pals METZ release their latest album “II”. Here’s an interview with singer Alex Edkins on the subjects of new music, touring and dream festival lineups.

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