Consistent, reliable Alt-J played into the open air at Champion’s Square in New Orleans, Louisiana. On one of the first night of my #BSRNoLa holiday, I took my camera into the pit to yet again see the band that I’ve enjoyed in five cities and three countries.
LA’s trippy Vinyl Williams opened up for pop-pysch-oloigsts Unknown Mortal Orchestra on July 26 at the Imperial in Vancouver. Together, they tore a rift in the space-time continuum and filled it with multicoloured and prismatic pretty sounds. See the photos, read the reads.
Unfettered and untethered by both the past and her gear, Jana Hunter of Lower Dens showed off a more extrovert, rock-star side to Vancouver at the Electric Owl on July 25. Herewith a photo and what they call “a review” of said show.
Long live the shoegaze kings from Oxford, England! RIDE returned after a far-too-many-year’d hiatus to play a Toronto theatre and I was there and they sounded remarkable. Here’s a run down of my history with this epic band.
They mattered in the 90s and they matter now – here are photos from Sleater-Kinney’s robust and confident return to form at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver on May 6th. The Goddess saw all that they had made and she said it was good.
Edinburgh Scotland’s Mercury Music prize-winning musical patchwork quilt of awesome, the Young Fathers, played Vancouver’s Fortune Sound on April 30. And rather quite blew us all away. Here are the photos.
Three years on from their rad debut, Toronto punk pals METZ release their latest album “II”. Here’s an interview with singer Alex Edkins on the subjects of new music, touring and dream festival lineups.