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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.

Post thumbnail of Chains and charisma: portraits of SAVAGES and Jehnny Beth
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.

Post thumbnail of In photos: VIOLENT FEMMES love love love love live in Vancouver
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.

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

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

Post thumbnail of Photo Gallery: AMANDA PALMER’s 3rd Annual #NinjaTED Show. Featuring….everyone
18 February 2016

Photo Gallery: AMANDA PALMER’s 3rd Annual #NinjaTED Show. Featuring….everyone

Amanda Fucking Palmer brought her #NinjaTED cavalcade of amazingness once again to Vancouver on February 17 at the Vogue Theatre. It was, as you’d expect, chaotic and truly wonderful. See the huge gallery of photos here.

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8 February 2016

The Supersized SUPER FURRY ANIMALS (and DEAD MEADOW) Gallery and Revue

The Man Don’t Give a Fuck, but this woman did. Celebrating the return of Welsh wondermen The Super Furry Animals, supported by Washington, DC’s Dead Meadow, on February 4 at the Imperial in Vancouver.

Post thumbnail of A tribute: DAVID BOWIE in my life
11 January 2016

A tribute: DAVID BOWIE in my life

More words on the subject of the only musical legend who ever mattered in my life, David Bowie.

Post thumbnail of Watch New YEASAYER video “I Am Chemistry” – new album en route, and collab with Canadian artist David Altmejd
7 January 2016

Watch New YEASAYER video “I Am Chemistry” – new album en route, and collab with Canadian artist David Altmejd

In which I rave about the new Yeasayer song and video “I am Chemistry”, refer briefly to their upcoming new album “Amen & Goodbye” and wax poetically about the merits of creative sensory experiences.

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