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13 April 2014

Portraits of Punk: Taking OFF! in Photos

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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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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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16 March 2012

Obligatory SXSW Post: K. FLAY Throws BSR the Rockhands All the Way From Austin

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I’m too cool for Austin and SXSW. (Truth: too broke, not enough holiday.) But BackstageRider has its spies down there, and one of them has come back with GOLD. Here’s the radtacular K Flay throwing the goats.

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19 March 2011

SXSW Up Close by Kris Krüg: Wild Flag, Jack White, Diamond Rings, Buck65, Astronautalis Ron Sexsmith + More Awesome

Living through the eyes of photog Kris Krüg, here’s a round up of my fave INTIMATE pics of bands down South By Southwest 2011, including Wild Flag, Foo Fighters, Jack White, Buck 65, Fitz & the Tantrums, Jenn Grant, Diamond Rings, Hunter Valentine, The Greenhornes and The Naked and Famous. Ummm, amazing?

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16 March 2011

Rockhands: The SXSW Edition (Starring Yuck, Black Angels, Steve Wynn, Esben & The Witch + more!)

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While the BackstageRider can’t be at SXSW in person, she has deployed a small army to track down the greatest in indierockhands. Featuring Yuck! The Head and the Heart! Young Evils! Black Angels! John Vanderslice! Esben & The Witch! Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3! GroupLove! Sleepy Vikings! They’re here.

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16 March 2011

FOO FIGHTERS live at SXSW 2011: Pics by Kris Krüg

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Hey! Foo Fighters tore the roof off of Stubb’s in Austin, Texas for SXSW last night! Friend to BackstageRider and photog extraspecial Kris Krüg was there with all the shots. Peep ’em. They’re rocktacular!

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