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26 March 2014

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

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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

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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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25 December 2012

The BackstageRider Definitive TOP 11 “THINGS” OF 2012

In which I dissect the year in a painstaking, list-like fashion. The last few months may have sucked, but overall, this was a ROCKTACULAR year for the BSR.

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22 September 2012

Flanders is a Festival – PUKKELPOP in Pictures: Day 3 (feat. STEPHEN MALKMUS, BOB MOULD, LOWER DENS, REFUSED and more)

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Stephen Malkmus, Bob Mould, The Shins, The Antlers, hanging out with Lower Dens, the Foo Fighters, Black Keys and the return from the dead of REFUSED. This is my final day at the Pukkelpop. Enjoy the adventure, I did.

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27 August 2012

New Noise: REFUSED (and the BRONX) back from the dead

Swedish punk heroes REFUSED returned from the dead (with LA hardcore gang the Bronx) to a rapturous crowd at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, on August 22. THANK GODS

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