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Post thumbnail of 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
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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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*

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

Post thumbnail of Surviving SXSW 2014: The World’s Longest Round Up and Gallery
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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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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18 August 2017

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

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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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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.

Post thumbnail of Gallery/Review – Getting Lost at LOWER DENS (Includes Bonus References to NO JOY and ALAN RESNICK)
10 July 2012

Gallery/Review – Getting Lost at LOWER DENS (Includes Bonus References to NO JOY and ALAN RESNICK)

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I went out and got lost in the Lower Dens. Check out this gallery of pics and a few words on the Dens’ gig at the Media Club in Vancouver on July 7. Plus a few of No Joy’s hair!

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10 February 2012

WEEZER CRUISE Diary Day 3: Saturday, Jan. 21 “BACKSTREET’S BACK”

January 21st will go down in history as: Parasailing in Mexico, eating fajitas with Yuck, rocking out to Pinkerton and Weezer, and going deaf again to Dinosaur Jr, an 80s prom and Backstreet Boys with Lou Barlow. In other words, PERFECT.

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