Viewing Category : Alternative to the Mainstream

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7 April 2010

Sigur Rós’ Jónsi Debuts Solo Show and Tour in Vancouver

Wild animations, soaring vocals and a stunning musical performance: Sigur Ros’ Jónsi launched his visual and aurally stunning live show in Vancouver on April 6 in support of his brand new solo album, Go. All hail Iceland and its incredible and bonkers musical exports.

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29 March 2010

Interview: Lou Rhodes and “One Good Thing”

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An ode to Lou Rhodes, the flaming redhead singer-songwriter of loveliness, and her brand new new album One Good Thing. Oh, and there’s an interview, too.

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24 January 2010

Me and Steve Earle (Live at the 2010 Cultural Olympiad)

Twenty years on from first meeting and interviewing Steve Earle, and the hardcore troubardour is still telling great stories…and talking about jail. Of course.

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24 January 2010

Joel Plaskett…and Dad (Live at the 2010 Cultural Olympiad)

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Nova Scotia’s former Thrush Hermit wins friends, influences people and sings some tremendously amazing songs…with his dad.

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8 January 2010

Mike Doughty: Top 11 New Year’s Resolutions

What sort of New Year’s Resolutions would a big player of small rock have? Friend to the Backstage Rider and perpetual crush, Mike Doughty shares his hopes and aspirations for this year…in 11 bite-sized pieces.

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12 December 2009

Mew at Venue in Vancouver, December 11

Denmark’s indie rock darlings Mew visited Vancouver in support of their incredibly uplifting depressing album, “No More Stories Are Told Today, I’m Sorry, They Washed Away”. Read the review, and gaze upon their Scandinavian cheekbones in a fab Backstage Rider gallery.

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29 November 2009

For Those About to Rockberry

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When you care enough to take pictures with whatever phone you’ve got on you. These are Rockberry photos. Some of the finest musical moments caught in crappy 1600×1200 pixel glory. Enter your passcode? Emergency call? No, I JUST WANT TO TAKE A BLOODY PHOTO!

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24 November 2009

REWIND: A letter from Lou Barlow, Dinosaur Jr/Sebadoh, 1993

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Attention all indie record store clerks! Want to know what Lou Barlow got up to when he was last in Vancouver with Dinosaur Jr? Or see what really makes him a great big Sebadoh-songwriting softie? Read on.

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