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5 April 2010

Pavement’s Bob Nastanovich: Top 11 Favourite 7″ Records

In the spirit of rock n’ roll randomness and the fact that their reunion dates are (praise all gods) upon us, the BackstageRider pins down Pavement’s Bob Nastanovich to talk about his 7-inches. Get your mind out of the gutter..and remember, our lists go right to 11.

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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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18 March 2010

Interview: Gomez on New Album =”More Balls, More Swagger”

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How the hell did the BackstageRider end up drinking Beck’s and talking Beck with Gomez while watching Danish band Efterklang? The story starts in 1998. And then weaves its way to 2010 and the Cultural Olympiad in which Tom Gray discusses what he wants from the band’s new album… and it isn’t wallpaper. Click through for exclusive pics and interview.

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15 March 2010

The Only Answers: Mike Doughty Tips Out the Question Jar

What is Mike Doughty’s Question Jar? It is a thing of beauty. And when the Brooklynite came through town this past weekend, we felt obliged to metaphorically tip the thing over on a quest to discover its awesomeosity. And we did.

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10 March 2010

Midlake: Live at the Biltmore, Vancouver

Denton, Texas’ Midlake stopped by to drop some heavy flute and guitar action on Vancouver. And it was good.

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5 March 2010

Interview with Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite: “Harps are nice”

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What’s Stuart Braithwaite’s favourite Mogwai song? Are they louder than Dinosaur Jr? If the universe were to implode in on itself taking with it every guitar effects pedal except for one, which one would Braithwaite choose? Find out the answers.

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9 February 2010

Hanging out with…UK’s EDITORS

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BackstageRider sits down on a couch for a chat with Tom Smith and Ed Lay from England’s Editors. Check out the interview, the photos and the video of “Papillon” live in Vancouver. Oh and I gots you the set list, too.

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1 February 2010

Me, Richey Edwards and the Manic Street Preachers

Remembering my night with Richey Edwards, guitarist and lyricist for the Manic Street Preachers, on the 15th anniversary of his disappearance. Readers, meet my diary. Diary, meet the Interweb.

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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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