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.
GOBSMACKED…is how the gig was described by a fan after the fact. So what makes a show a gig of the year? Let me explain how The Palma Violets perfectly, majestically owned Vancouver and its Biltmore Cabaret on April 26.
A round up of just a few of the shows that March spat out. But we took it, gladly, and joyously. Here’s a look at Veronica Falls, Wampire/Foxygen/UMO, Widowspeak, English Beat, Diamond Rings and OMD in photos and words.