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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.

Post thumbnail of BSR Does SXSW 2014: my bands to see
7 March 2014

BSR Does SXSW 2014: my bands to see

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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.

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

Post thumbnail of In Photos: (Sonic Youth’s) LEE RANALDO and the Dust live in Vancouver
8 December 2013

In Photos: (Sonic Youth’s) LEE RANALDO and the Dust live in Vancouver

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Photos from Lee Ranaldo and the Dust’s December 7 show at the Biltmore Cabaret. Simply schralp-y and incredibly awesome.

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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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12 October 2013

SWERVEDRIVER play RAISE in its entirety in Sydney, Australia (Review/Photos)

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Look up from your laces. Do you remember shoegaze? Swervedriver? They’re back and playing 1991 debut full-lengther RAISE in its entirety. Here’s the review/photos of their Sept. 27 show at the Metro in Sydney.

Post thumbnail of INTERVIEW: Actor ADAM GOLDBERG on his musical project THE GOLDBERG SISTERS…and other stuff
26 August 2013

INTERVIEW: Actor ADAM GOLDBERG on his musical project THE GOLDBERG SISTERS…and other stuff

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An in-depth discussion with actor Adam Goldberg on the subject of his musical thing The Goldberg Sisters’ new album “Stranger’s Morning”, music he can’t live without and various other rad topics.

Post thumbnail of Top 10 #MTLMoments: Music in Montreal including KID KOALA, THE NATIONAL doc, KISS, SEXY SUSHI, DEAR DENIZEN, PIKNIC ELÉCTRONIK and more
15 August 2013

Top 10 #MTLMoments: Music in Montreal including KID KOALA, THE NATIONAL doc, KISS, SEXY SUSHI, DEAR DENIZEN, PIKNIC ELÉCTRONIK and more

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Got sent to Montreal for three weeks to discover its music scene. Did we discover it? I’d say so. Here’s my Top 10 #MTLMoments including Kid Koala, Sexy Sushi, Osheaga, KISS and more.

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