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31 March 2014

NEIL FINN – the lovely sound of history repeating (Photos/Review)

With banter and beautiful music, Split Enz/Crowded House’s Neil Finn kicked off his North American “Dizzy Heights” tour in Vancouver at the Vogue Theatre. Here’s how we laughed and cried.

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16 August 2010

Past, Present and Future Crowded House: Interview with Neil Finn

Once and a while, the Backstage Rider likes to throw in a wild card to see if you’re all paying attention. Crowded House are good, okay? Here’s an interview with Neil Finn about their new album Intriguer. Plus lots of nostalgia, BSR-stylee.

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31 December 2018

The Top 11 Things of 2018: A Bumper Crop

The flesh is weak but the spirit is strong. 2018 was another tough health year (though I did manage to get a diagnosis of my “complex chronic disease” after a dozen years of trying), with one surgery and 78 different health-related appointments. As a result, this site and I lay …

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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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