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Post thumbnail of Gallery/Review: Hot Hot Heat – “Awww, Bless”
25 September 2010

Gallery/Review: Hot Hot Heat – “Awww, Bless”

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Victoria’s Hot Hot Heat made it back to the West Coast on Sept 24 to play the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver. For the numbers-inclined of you, they played 6 songs from their 1st (proper) album, 3 from their second, one from their third and a whopping 7 from their latest. So now you know.

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23 September 2010

Crystal Head Vodka – Gently Take My Skull For a Ride*

Ignore the horrible rockhands picture of the Backstage Rider and Dan Akyroyd from Sept 23, assume the photographer was drunk, and click through to read about a vodka whose POWER IS CAPTURED BY A GLASS SKULL.

Post thumbnail of SCISSOR SISTERS Live – Band? Stellar. Venue? “Sucks balls”
17 September 2010

SCISSOR SISTERS Live – Band? Stellar. Venue? “Sucks balls”

Stunning live shots of the Scissor Sisters’ end of tour gig at Malkin Bowl in Vancouver by lensman extraordinaire Kris Krüg. Plus a few breathless and still-wet words from yours truly. They are a study in awesome.

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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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6 September 2010

Have a Listen To: Röyksopp – Senior

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Have a listen to the wooshy and wonderful brand-new Röyksopp album, Senior, a week before its release. It’s pretty and fantastic and works amazingly well with a hangover.

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26 August 2010

Klaxons Debut New Album at Intimate London Show

What’s a visit to London, England without a last-minute plea for guestlistage to the Klaxons as they debuted their brand-new second album Surfing the Void? Not much, really. The Klaxons sorted the BackstageRider out, put us on the list and also managed to make a fair few other feet dance in the process. Welcome back, madmen.

Post thumbnail of Swedish Meatballs: What OK GO’s Treadmill Choreographer Did For Fun (And It Involves IKEA)
11 August 2010

Swedish Meatballs: What OK GO’s Treadmill Choreographer Did For Fun (And It Involves IKEA)

OK DO(n’t): Here’s what happened when Trish Sie, choreographer for OK GO’s infamous treadmill video “Here It Goes Again” decided to make a video for fun with the Mantis Dance Troupe (basically, Jason Hill from LouisXIV and his mate). Bookshelf + Karate + Dance = Fun

Post thumbnail of Introducing: Hot Tub – Technicolour Dream Leggings in Video, Pictures
8 August 2010

Introducing: Hot Tub – Technicolour Dream Leggings in Video, Pictures

Oakland, Cali’s sexy colour explosion Hot Tub made a repeat visit to Vancouver as openers for Woodhands. And then all hell broke loose. Check the pics. Check the video. Check them out.

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29 July 2010

Introducing: The McCarricks

Former Siouxsie & The Banshees/Therapy? dude, and cellist/guitarist extraordinaire Martin McCarrick is now making amazing music to amazing films, including Nosferatu filmmaker FW Murnau’s Der Letzte Mann. You really, really need to know about Martin and Kimberlee McCarrick, The McCarricks.

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