Diamond Rings talks guilty pleasures, his ideal collaborators, what he’d like on his backstagerider, and oh, answers 8 more questions. Here is the first-ever, on-camera BackstageRider Top 11 Questions With…Diamond Rings. Includes moccasins.
Brilliantly warm and relaxed gig from Gomez, plus a revival of a ton of those amazing Bring it On tracks. Plus, some really wicked lighting, so marvel at the enormo gallery of pictures from the Vancouver Commodore Ballroom show on September 26.
BackstageRider takes on Portlandia in a MusicFestNW adventure. Part 1 features Sebadoh (of course), Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Archers of Loaf and Fred Armisen. No really. The guy from Portlandia. In Portland. Backstage with me.
The PACK A.D. release their first video”Take”, offa their new album UNPERSONS, and both are out today. And one of them is based on Gary Numan’s “Cars”. I hung out with Becky Black and Maya Miller and we time travelled back to 1980 together.
Here is the BackstageRider interview in which MD shares his thoughts on new album Yes And Also Yes, and maintains Warp Speed Wit and Self Awareness. I would like Mike Doughty to write me a love song for $10, because I love me some MD. You should too.
…in which our heroine The BackstageRider goes out on tour again with her heroes and friends, Sebadoh, as they traipse across Germany. This three-parter of photos, videos and words starts in the rad city of Berlin.
On a night when Vancouver was home to four really good gig choices at the same time. Photog hero Kris Krüg and I “settled” on Kurt Vile and Thurston Moore. Good choice. Great mumblerock from Vile and some sonic youthful explorations from Moore.
TV on the Radio exploded brains during the first of two nights at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom on July 20. It was SO good, grey matter dripped down the walls. Check the brilliant pics, review and setlist, right here, right now.
US indie heroes Grandaddy are reissuing their first three albums, including superclassic The Sophtware Slump. After I finished doing a happy dance, I chased Jason Lytle down directly to have a wee cyberchat about one of my favest albums. EVER.