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18 August 2017

SYLVAN ESSO and JENN WASNER/FLOCK OF DIMES live in Vancouver: Photos

Occasionally, you need to cleanse your palate of toxic sludge. You need to shake off body aches and pains, politics and despair. You need to slide, like a jelly octopus, off your sofa, and leave everything behind. You need to go down the street to your local Commodore Ballroom, and …

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20 August 2014

Gig Round Up: COURTNEY BARNETT, YOUR FRIEND, METZ, CLOUD NOTHINGS, JANA HUNTER, SHARON VAN ETTEN, YELLOW OSTRICH, ANTLERS, FRESH & ONLYS, WYE OAK, WAR ON DRUGS and ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN

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It’s been a fantastic summer of music. Bypassing all the festivals this year to ride on their coat-tails in smaller venues, here’s a round up including Courtney Barnett, METZ, Cloud Nothings, Wye Oak, War on Drugs, Echo & the Bunnymen, the Antlers and more. Check out the pics!

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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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29 July 2012

Photos: WYE OAK and DIRTY PROJECTORS

Brooklyn’s art-folksters Dirty Projectors and friend-to-the-BSR Wye Oak popped by the imaginatively named venue called VENUE on July 24. Here’s a full photo gallery, and a bit of musing on both subjects *strokes chin*

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4 February 2012

WEEZER CRUISE Diary – Day 1, Thursday Jan. 19 – “I’M ON A BOAT!!!”

Friend to the (indie rock) stars, the Backstage Rider set sail for Mexico aboard a big honking cruise ship with Weezer, Dinosaur Jr, Sebadoh, Yuck, Nervous Wreckords, and a ton more as part of the redonkulous Weezer Cruise. Here’s the start of my EPIC four-day diary series. Part 1, Thursday.

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3 April 2011

Esben & The Witch, Wye Oak, Telekinesis, Braids, Toro Y Moi and Ron Sexsmith – Last Week in Rock

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Esben & The Witch had brunch, Wye Oak blew minds, Telekinesis wrapped up a tour, Braids needed a hug, Toro Y Moi made the kids groove and Ron Sexsmith bailed on my chicken fajitas. Such was the week in rock for the BackstageRider in Vancouver.

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