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23 July 2011

KURT VILE and THURSTON MOORE live in Vancouver

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On a night when Vancouver was home to four really good gig choices at the same time. Photog hero Kris Krüg and I “settled” on Kurt Vile and Thurston Moore. Good choice. Great mumblerock from Vile and some sonic youthful explorations from Moore.

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31 May 2011

The Unusual Suspects: Backstage With YEASAYER (pics by Kris Krüg)

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Stand up and be counted, YEASAYER. Or sit down. You know, whatever. We’ll just put you in a line up, make you sit on a ratty sofa and in-our-own-heads, drool over you. This is the BackstageRider backstage photoshoot with the awesome Yeasayer.

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30 May 2011

YEASAYER live in Vancouver, pics by Kris Krüg

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY! YEASAYER! More relaxed, more handsome, and more ridiculously funky than ever before. Live shots by Kris Krüg, commentary by me.

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19 March 2011

SXSW Up Close by Kris Krüg: Wild Flag, Jack White, Diamond Rings, Buck65, Astronautalis Ron Sexsmith + More Awesome

Living through the eyes of photog Kris Krüg, here’s a round up of my fave INTIMATE pics of bands down South By Southwest 2011, including Wild Flag, Foo Fighters, Jack White, Buck 65, Fitz & the Tantrums, Jenn Grant, Diamond Rings, Hunter Valentine, The Greenhornes and The Naked and Famous. Ummm, amazing?

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16 March 2011

FOO FIGHTERS live at SXSW 2011: Pics by Kris Krüg

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Hey! Foo Fighters tore the roof off of Stubb’s in Austin, Texas for SXSW last night! Friend to BackstageRider and photog extraspecial Kris Krüg was there with all the shots. Peep ’em. They’re rocktacular!

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25 January 2011

WEEN Live – The WHAT. THE. F*CK? Review (Pics by Kris Krüg)

To totally crib a line from my friend Lizz, “I think we need to form a support group” after Ween’s crazy gig in Vancouver on January 24. Here’s my mixed Tweetnotes from the show, alongside pretty photos and a full gallery of pics by Kris Krüg.

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1 December 2010

Black Angels – Psychotic Reactions… and Photos by Kris Krüg

All hail the return of really good, trippy modern psychedelia. Here’s an introduction to Austin, Texas’ Black Angels, by way of a 70s gonzo journalist and some pins in a map. Oh and an amazing gallery of live pics by Kris Krüg.

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28 November 2010

GRINDERMAN Review/Gallery – Nick Cave Blows Minds, Eardrums

Nick Cave and his Bad Seeds – in the shape of Grinderman – were in Vancouver on November 26 at the Commodore Ballroom. They powered through evil rock with the intensity of a jet engine. Photographic proof by the ever-wonderful Kris Krüg, and comparisons to a graphic novel by me.

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24 November 2010

Introducing: HUMANS – With Pics By Kris Krüg

Presenting Humans – slinky party music for puppets and uh, us humans. Check out some ridiculously sexy photos by KK and cast your ears on some new choons.

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