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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.

Post thumbnail of Top 10 #MTLMoments: Music in Montreal including KID KOALA, THE NATIONAL doc, KISS, SEXY SUSHI, DEAR DENIZEN, PIKNIC ELÉCTRONIK and more
15 August 2013

Top 10 #MTLMoments: Music in Montreal including KID KOALA, THE NATIONAL doc, KISS, SEXY SUSHI, DEAR DENIZEN, PIKNIC ELÉCTRONIK and more

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Got sent to Montreal for three weeks to discover its music scene. Did we discover it? I’d say so. Here’s my Top 10 #MTLMoments including Kid Koala, Sexy Sushi, Osheaga, KISS and more.

Post thumbnail of PRIMAVERA SOUND FESTIVAL: Day 3 Photo Diary with Hot Chip, Nick Cave, My Bloody Valentine, Dead Can Dance, Wu-Tang Clan, Thee Oh Sees and Dexys
18 June 2013

PRIMAVERA SOUND FESTIVAL: Day 3 Photo Diary with Hot Chip, Nick Cave, My Bloody Valentine, Dead Can Dance, Wu-Tang Clan, Thee Oh Sees and Dexys

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A later start but how can you complain when it’s a night of Nick Cave, My Bloody Valentine, Hot Chip, the Wu-Tang Clan, Thee Oh Sees and Dexys. You can’t complain. Unless that you’re tired. Because you were.

Post thumbnail of PRIMAVERA SOUND FESTIVAL: Day 1 Photo Diary with Dinosaur Jr, Savages, Animal Collective, Metz, Grizzly Bear, Phoenix and Deerhunter…and Sonic Boom
6 June 2013

PRIMAVERA SOUND FESTIVAL: Day 1 Photo Diary with Dinosaur Jr, Savages, Animal Collective, Metz, Grizzly Bear, Phoenix and Deerhunter…and Sonic Boom

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Primavera Sound Festival Barcelona: Day 1 – in which I see Dinosaur Jr, Metz, Savages, Deerhunter, Woods, Wild Nothing, Hot Snakes, Phoenix, Grizzly Bear, Animal Collective, Neko Case, Simian Mobile Disco…and more.

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21 December 2011

Top 11 of 2012: Why Look Back When You Can Look Forward?

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What’s the point of looking back? Here’s the BackstageRider Top 11 Things to Look Forward to in 2012 (so far) with a bit of back-looking, I admit, in the form of musicks I did very much enjoy as well as some guesses about what might be awesome next year.

Post thumbnail of SLED ISLAND DAY 3 – NARDWUAR, ANDREW WK, stalking THURSTON MOORE, TERRY MALTS and more
4 July 2012

SLED ISLAND DAY 3 – NARDWUAR, ANDREW WK, stalking THURSTON MOORE, TERRY MALTS and more

Day 3 and my final day at Sled Island Festival in Calgary. Today included Nardwuar talking about me on stage, meeting Andrew WK, stalking Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth and seeing Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, Terry Malts & Boris. Rock!

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