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17 May 2010

Turin Brakes Talk About 10 Years, 5 Albums, Take That…and Perseverance

Heard of Turin Brakes? No? If you were living in the UK in the early aughties, you’d not be able to escape their brand of edgy folk-rock. But 10 years on, Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian find themselves having to reintroduce the band and their new album Outbursts… but are all the more relaxed for it. Read on in this exclusive Backstage Rider interview.

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11 May 2010

The National: High Violet + Violet Tickets + Tour + YouTube Event = Awesome

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The National are back! The National are back! High Violet launches today and comes with a marketing juggernaut. Also find out why on May 15 you should be glued to your computer and turn up the speakers.

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22 April 2010

Yeasayer Live: Gig of the Year? Errr…

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Yeasayer’s Vancouver visit was prepped and primed and ready to go off. And it did. Just not at the levels of nuclear awesomeness that many of us expecting. Find out why, and peruse the exhaustive – well, okay, there’s 12 photos – gallery.

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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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