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19 February 2014

Hanging out with BLACK FRANCIS – and the PIXIES live in Vancouver

The view backstage with Black Francis of the Pixies looks a lot like Bikram yoga poses and wonderful conversation. Here’s my meditation on the February 17 show at Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre.

Post thumbnail of Old is new (and better) again: a tale of MIKE DOUGHTY Playing SOUL COUGHING in Vancouver (with Photo Gallery)
6 November 2013

Old is new (and better) again: a tale of MIKE DOUGHTY Playing SOUL COUGHING in Vancouver (with Photo Gallery)

Mike Doughty used to play in Soul Coughing and now he’s playing Soul Coughing songs again, this time live at Vancouver’s Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver. Check out the stunning pics and what else? A story.

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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13 September 2013

Top 11 Things SEBADOH Learned While Recording “Defend Yourself”

On the subject of why I am too close to write more about Sebadoh’s Defend Yourself, and the band’s Jason Loewenstein reveals the Top 11 things he learned while recording.

Post thumbnail of Sunshine, Selfies and the SUBPOP 25th Anniversary Jubilee in Seattle
20 July 2013

Sunshine, Selfies and the SUBPOP 25th Anniversary Jubilee in Seattle

IN PHOTOS: Hanging out in the sunshine with METZ, Tad, Built to Spill, Mudhoney, J Mascis and more. How the SubPop 25th Anniversary Jubilee party in Seattle brought back the 90s.

Post thumbnail of PRIMAVERA SOUND FESTIVAL: Day 2 Photo Diary with Blur, Jesus and Mary Chain, Breeders, The Knife, Django Django, The Swans and Kurt Vile
14 June 2013

PRIMAVERA SOUND FESTIVAL: Day 2 Photo Diary with Blur, Jesus and Mary Chain, Breeders, The Knife, Django Django, The Swans and Kurt Vile

Primavera Day 2 in which the wind blows over Django Django, Kurt Vile, Blur, Breeders, Swans, Jesus & Mary Chain and The Knife. In other words, just another day at the beach.

Post thumbnail of PRIMAVERA SOUND FESTIVAL: Day 1 Photo Diary with Dinosaur Jr, Savages, Animal Collective, Metz, Grizzly Bear, Phoenix and Deerhunter…and Sonic Boom
6 June 2013

PRIMAVERA SOUND FESTIVAL: Day 1 Photo Diary with Dinosaur Jr, Savages, Animal Collective, Metz, Grizzly Bear, Phoenix and Deerhunter…and Sonic Boom

Primavera Sound Festival Barcelona: Day 1 – in which I see Dinosaur Jr, Metz, Savages, Deerhunter, Woods, Wild Nothing, Hot Snakes, Phoenix, Grizzly Bear, Animal Collective, Neko Case, Simian Mobile Disco…and more.

Post thumbnail of THE SPECIALS: on the subject of Terry Hall, perfect sounds and two nights partying in Vancouver
31 March 2013

THE SPECIALS: on the subject of Terry Hall, perfect sounds and two nights partying in Vancouver

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.

Post thumbnail of REWIND: A letter from Wayne Coyne, Flaming Lips, 1997. Posters, Spider Bites and the Birth of Zaireeka
27 January 2013

REWIND: A letter from Wayne Coyne, Flaming Lips, 1997. Posters, Spider Bites and the Birth of Zaireeka

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.

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