SYLVAN ESSO and JENN WASNER/FLOCK OF DIMES live in Vancouver: Photos
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 refill your cup of joy. […]
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
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!
Surviving SXSW 2014: The World’s Longest Round Up and Gallery
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.
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*
WEEZER CRUISE Diary – Day 1, Thursday Jan. 19 – “I’M ON A BOAT!!!”
Friend to the (indie rock) stars, the Backstage Rider set sail for Mexico aboard a big honking cruise ship with Weezer, Dinosaur Jr, Sebadoh, Yuck, Nervous Wreckords, and a ton more as part of the redonkulous Weezer Cruise. Here’s the start of my EPIC four-day diary series. Part 1, Thursday.
Esben & The Witch, Wye Oak, Telekinesis, Braids, Toro Y Moi and Ron Sexsmith – Last Week in Rock
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.