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Post thumbnail of REWIND: A letter from Wayne Coyne, Flaming Lips, 1997. Posters, Spider Bites and the Birth of Zaireeka
27 January 2013

REWIND: A letter from Wayne Coyne, Flaming Lips, 1997. Posters, Spider Bites and the Birth of Zaireeka

The Flaming Lips announced they’d be re-releasing their quardrophonic album Zaireeka for Record Store Day 2013, which reminded me of a package Wayne Coyne once sent. Take a look, in this special BSR REWIND.

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23 January 2013

FOALS: Too Much on the Subject of New Album “Holy Fire” and a Band I Love (+ new video!)

The first post of 2013 and I’m laying it out. My name’s Mikala and I’m a Foals-a-holic. And I’m also now trying to wrap my head around their new album “Holy Fire.”

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25 December 2012

The BackstageRider Definitive TOP 11 “THINGS” OF 2012

In which I dissect the year in a painstaking, list-like fashion. The last few months may have sucked, but overall, this was a ROCKTACULAR year for the BSR.

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13 November 2012

CAT POWER Live in Vancouver – Weird. Beautiful. Weirdly Beautiful.

Just days before she cancelled her European tour, Chan Marshall’s Cat Power performs at Vancouver’s Vogue Theatre and it’s a wild, utterly compelling combination of weird and beautiful.

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9 October 2012

How to Spend Thanksgiving With GRIZZLY BEAR & LOWER DENS

Grizzly Bear and the Lower Dens were in town for the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. So I did what any normal rocktacular person would do, I made a turkey for the band. And got drunk. Full gallery/review here.

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6 October 2012

Photo Gallery/Review: THE XX live in Vancouver

UK trio The XX brought the baby goth stage set up and the dulcet tones to Vancouver’s Vogue Theatre. Third time seeing them play since 2009, and each time, the same thing: shy but lovely.

Post thumbnail of EXCLUSIVE: JASON LYTLE from GRANDADDY’s new album Dept of Disappearance, track by track
27 September 2012

EXCLUSIVE: JASON LYTLE from GRANDADDY’s new album Dept of Disappearance, track by track

World exclusive: track-by-track review of Jason Lytle from Grandaddy’s not-yet-released solo album, Dept of Disappearance. Spoiler: contains a ton of musings. And the album is amazing.

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22 September 2012

Flanders is a Festival – PUKKELPOP in Pictures: Day 3 (feat. STEPHEN MALKMUS, BOB MOULD, LOWER DENS, REFUSED and more)

Stephen Malkmus, Bob Mould, The Shins, The Antlers, hanging out with Lower Dens, the Foo Fighters, Black Keys and the return from the dead of REFUSED. This is my final day at the Pukkelpop. Enjoy the adventure, I did.

Post thumbnail of Flanders is a Festival – PUKKELPOP in Pictures: Day 2 (feat. EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, GRANDADDY, AFGHAN WHIGS, STONE ROSES)
21 September 2012

Flanders is a Festival – PUKKELPOP in Pictures: Day 2 (feat. EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, GRANDADDY, AFGHAN WHIGS, STONE ROSES)

Day 2 is all 90s revivalism bliss: your heroine has dinner with Grandaddy, gets all anthemic with the Stone Roses, gets gritty with the Afghan Whigs and takes in 9,877 more bands as part of Day 2 of Pukkelpop.

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