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29 December 2017

The BSR Top 11 Music Moments of 2017

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At first, I didn’t think I could find 11 albums I truly, truly LOVED this year. It felt sparse this year.
But then again, I didn’t really look. My health took a stubborn turn over the year, and I had to bail out of a lot of things that would have …

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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.

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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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21 December 2011

Top 11 of 2012: Why Look Back When You Can Look Forward?

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What’s the point of looking back? Here’s the BackstageRider Top 11 Things to Look Forward to in 2012 (so far) with a bit of back-looking, I admit, in the form of musicks I did very much enjoy as well as some guesses about what might be awesome next year.

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4 December 2011

Two nights of THE NATIONAL in Vancouver – View from the front row! Songs from the chairs! Penis jokes! Meeting Matt Berninger!

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So, yeah, two nights of beautiful shows by the National were capped off by meeting 3/5ths of them, touching Matt Berninger, listening to him say “penis” a lot, and being in the front row for both nights. Check out my banter rundown, the videos and my point n’ shooty pics.

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10 September 2010

Gallery/Review: The National Live in Stanley Park

Musings on the September 9 Vancouver National show including controversial statements, overthinking, a set list and a gallery of rather-okay photos taken on a sneaked-in wee camera. Wow, I had a lot to say on this one.

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11 May 2010

The National: High Violet + Violet Tickets + Tour + YouTube Event = Awesome

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The National are back! The National are back! High Violet launches today and comes with a marketing juggernaut. Also find out why on May 15 you should be glued to your computer and turn up the speakers.

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