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28 July 2018

Top 11 Things I Learned at Denmark’s 2018 ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

Our lists go right to 11, so here are my Top 11 Things I Learned from This Year’s Roskilde Festival in Denmark. Photos and stories from our Friday, July 7 day at one of Europe’s top music festivals.

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5 June 2018

Live in Black and White: Former BAUHAUS/TONES ON TAIL duo return as POPTONE

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Sixteen or so years ago in Toronto, I sat on an uncomfortable sofa upstairs from the Opera House, making uncomfortable chit-chat in a mildly uncomfortable interview with Bauhaus/Tones on Tail’s Daniel Ash, on the occasion of his debut solo album Coming Down. I faintly recall the Dandy Warhols coming into …

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20 May 2018

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA in Boston, MA and Vancouver, BC

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Photos and review of Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s two concerts in Boston, Massachusetts and Vancouver, British Columbia.

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15 April 2018

NinjaTED 2018: AMANDA PALMER and the show of a lifetime (until next year’s)

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All hail the return of Amanda Palmer’s NinjaTED variety show to the Vogue Theatre on April 11, 2018. Read the account of the event, and enjoy the enormous photo gallery.

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8 April 2018

NILS FRAHM and the Act of Setting Intentions, Live in Vancouver

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Praise Jesus, Nils Frahm delivered a remarkable, committed and warm performance on Easter Sunday at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver on April 1. Read a gushing review, and peep the pictures.

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4 March 2018

TUNE-YARDS and SUPERCHUNK – two thoughts about two gigs

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Two views of two days – thoughts on a Tune-Yards gig held Tuesday, February 27 at the Commodore Ballroom, and a Superchunk gig held Wednesday, February 28 at the Rickshaw Tavern.

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18 February 2018

My take on “Rock and Roll Clichés”, the HEDLEY allegations and the responsibilities of musicians

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Thoughts on the recent HEDLEY accusations, their use of the term “rock and roll clichés”, sexual consent, the roles and responsibilities of musicians, and my experiences within the music industry.

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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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3 December 2017

Fear Satan: MOGWAI live in Vancouver (Photos/Review)

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Apologies to Dr. Seuss but “it started in low. Then it started to grow.” Mogwai live at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom on November 25th began benignly then grew into a Cerberus of layered guitars, chugging drums and thrumming bass. But Stuart Braithwaite, Dominic Aitchison and Barry Burns took to the stage …

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