UK ska legends THE SPECIALS returned for a reunion tour that took in two stops and two venues in Vancouver on March 29 (at the Commodore Ballroom) & March 30 (at the Vogue Theatre)> Here’s what happened. There was also beer.
The Flaming Lips announced they’d be re-releasing their quardrophonic album Zaireeka for Record Store Day 2013, which reminded me of a package Wayne Coyne once sent. Take a look, in this special BSR REWIND.
Grizzly Bear and the Lower Dens were in town for the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. So I did what any normal rocktacular person would do, I made a turkey for the band. And got drunk. Full gallery/review here.
Stephen Malkmus, Bob Mould, The Shins, The Antlers, hanging out with Lower Dens, the Foo Fighters, Black Keys and the return from the dead of REFUSED. This is my final day at the Pukkelpop. Enjoy the adventure, I did.
Day 3 and my final day at Sled Island Festival in Calgary. Today included Nardwuar talking about me on stage, meeting Andrew WK, stalking Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth and seeing Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, Terry Malts & Boris. Rock!
Yay for festivals! Herewith Day 1 (a slow and mostly Lou Barlow-y sort of day with a touch of Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet) of the fab Sled Island festival in Calgary on June 20, 2012. The longest day of the year, and one filled with fab musicks and friends. Stay tuned for Days 2 & 3!
Just another regular Saturday: sitting at a fave Japanese spot, sharing spot prawns with Curt Smith from Tears for Fears. Discover what the hell this social-media-savvy dude and all-around-nice guy has been up to in the last little while.