Viewing Category : Generally Rocktacular

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13 April 2014

Portraits of Punk: Taking OFF! in Photos

Punk rock supergroup OFF! swung back through town for the first time in a few years, and I was there to catch ‘em again, blowing the roof OFF. Here are my portraits.

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13 April 2014

STEPHEN MALKMUS AND THE JICKS live in Vancouver: Gallery/Review

Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus touched down in Vancouver at the Rickshaw Theatre on April 10th, bringing one of the most playful Jicks sets in a long while. Here be the pictures and words of said night.

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13 April 2014

TEMPLES live – keen mimics still missing out on the Summer of Love

Photos and a few words on the subject of UK psych-rock mimics TEMPLES, as they made their Vancouver debut at the Biltmore Cabaret on April 8.

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31 March 2014

NEIL FINN – the lovely sound of history repeating (Photos/Review)

With banter and beautiful music, Split Enz/Crowded House’s Neil Finn kicked off his North American “Dizzy Heights” tour in Vancouver at the Vogue Theatre. Here’s how we laughed and cried.

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30 March 2014

“A bath in dirty sex, whiskey and wood chips”: Portrait of the BLACK LIPS and fans in words and photos

“I’m feeling like I’ve been taking a bath in dirty sex, whiskey and wood chips.” Captured 26 moments at the March 27 show at the Rickshaw Theatre by Georgia’s dirty four-pack, the Black Lips.

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26 March 2014

Surviving SXSW 2014: The World’s Longest Round Up and Gallery

So. What happened at SXSW 2014? ALL OF THE THINGS. Future Islands, Public Service Broadcasting, Sean Lennon, Wye Oak, OFF!, Gary Numan, Eagulls, St Vincent, Damon Albarn, Fat White Family, even some Casual Sex. See the mega round-up here.

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7 March 2014

BSR Does SXSW 2014: my bands to see

Can’t call myself a music writer without going down to get some free Doritos or something at SXSW at least once in my lifetime. Here’s what I’m hoping/planning/praying to see when I’m in Austin, Texas next week for the biggest music festival in the world.

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28 January 2014

I came to get Dirty: DIRTYPHONICS live in Vancouver

I AM DIRTY. Covered in ink from an immense (though paired-down) Dirtyphonics show, our heroine throws glowing adjectives at the French drum n’ bass…erm, now duo? Photos and review from their show at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, January 25.

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28 December 2013

Hey! It’s a YEAR-END LIST: The TOP 11 BSR-est THINGS OF 2013

Now that you’re all sick of year-end lists, here’s the only one that matters: MINE. In which I discuss the Top 11 (my lists crank right to 11) Best BSR Things of 2013, featuring Osheaga, Primavera Sound, Sebadoh, Foals, Amanda Palmer and a look at the year ahead.

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