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Post thumbnail of My 54-40 Story – their 50th Commodore Ballroom show, and a life traced and tattooed
23 October 2013

My 54-40 Story – their 50th Commodore Ballroom show, and a life traced and tattooed

How I traced my life by the outline of my tattoo: here is my 54-40 story on the occasion of their 50th show at Vancouver’s venerable Commodore Ballroom.

Post thumbnail of #MTLMoments: Win VIP weekend in Montreal for Osheaga Festival (and Wanted: Your Montreal Recommendations!)
26 June 2013

#MTLMoments: Win VIP weekend in Montreal for Osheaga Festival (and Wanted: Your Montreal Recommendations!)

Enter for a chance to win a trip to the amazing Osheaga Festival in Montreal, and learn why the BackstageRider will be spending nearly 3 weeks in the city (and why I need your help)

Post thumbnail of Photo gallery/review: METZ destroy – fiercely and epically
7 May 2013

Photo gallery/review: METZ destroy – fiercely and epically

Been to a punk show lately? Need to blow off steam. METZ are your men. Check out the Toronto guys’ gig in Vancouver, via photos and words.

Post thumbnail of Top 11 Things You Should Know About: BESTIE
2 May 2013

Top 11 Things You Should Know About: BESTIE

Occasionally I take it upon myself to introduce you to new music that has not yet been discovered by Pitchfork. Presenting: The Top 11 Things You Should Know about BESTIE

Post thumbnail of PURITY RING: Lighting Up and Leaving the Chrysalis
28 April 2013

PURITY RING: Lighting Up and Leaving the Chrysalis

Edmonton kids Purity Ring brought their fairytale electro back to Vancouver and the Vogue Theatre, at a sold-out all-ages show. Oooh the pretty lights!

Post thumbnail of Top 11 Memories: The GRAPES OF WRATH on history, hot dogs and new album High Road
29 March 2013

Top 11 Memories: The GRAPES OF WRATH on history, hot dogs and new album High Road

Rejoice, folks. The Grapes of Wrath have returned with their first album as Hooper-Kane-Hooper, in 22 years. And history’s important; so I asked Chris Hooper for his favourite memories of time in the band. Here they are. Lordy.

Post thumbnail of SLED ISLAND DAY 2: 10 bands, 6 venues, WILLIS EARL BEAL and HOT SNAKES
29 June 2012

SLED ISLAND DAY 2: 10 bands, 6 venues, WILLIS EARL BEAL and HOT SNAKES

In which our heroine manages to crawl across most of Calgary, checking out We Are the City, The Zolas, Beekeeper, Max Ulis, Willis Earl Beal, Baby Dee, Hot Snakes and the Sadies. Phew, I got tired just writing that. Here’s Sled Island, Day 2.

Post thumbnail of On the set (and in the video) of “Hot Dog High” with NARDWUAR AND THE EVAPORATORS!
15 June 2012

On the set (and in the video) of “Hot Dog High” with NARDWUAR AND THE EVAPORATORS!

Enjoy these rad pics and a tale of how I ended up on the set and in the video of Nardwuar and the Evaporators’ latest video “Hot Dog High”. OH YES.

Post thumbnail of Backstage with OUR LADY PEACE and the PACK AD
26 April 2012

Backstage with OUR LADY PEACE and the PACK AD

Some really good live concert photos juxtaposed with some really crappy iPhone photos – herewith my tale of hangin’ backstage with the Canadian East-meets-West, Old vs. New rocktacular doublebill of Our Lady Peace and the Pack AD.

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