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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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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.

Post thumbnail of Round Up: THE PACK A.D., YUCK and WINTERSLEEP live
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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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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26 January 2016

MAJICAL CLOUDZ – Live in Vancouver

Montreal’s duo Majical Cloudz kicked off my 2016 gigs with an odd, but compelling little show at the Imperial in Vancouver, on January 22.

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.

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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.

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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

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