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27 May 2010

GIRLS – Jonas Brothers! Everly Brothers! Apologies! New Album! New Hair!

Backstage Rider checks out San Fran indie band GIRLS before the rest of the world gets to see them on the the festival circuit. What was it like? WHAT THE HELL HAS HAPPENED TO CHRISTOPHER OWENS’ HAIR? The music? Yeah, pretty. Now, if you’ll excuse me I’m off to slow dance with a guy with a crew cut at the sock hop. Hope he likes my poodle skirt…and my flask of whiskey, garter, and new anchor tattoo.

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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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17 May 2010

GALLERY: Turin Brakes Kick Off First North American Tour in 5 Years

UK folksters Turin Brakes hit the West Coast for their first North Uhmerican gigs in 5 years in Vancouver. Check out the extensive gallery from the May 9 Venue show.

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12 April 2010

GALLERY/REVIEW: Spoon and Deerhunter, April 11

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Amazing live photos! Words and subjectivity pertaining the live performance of a band from Texas called Spoon! And their opening act, Deerhunter! And a tenuous reference to Captain Picard! Chickens! Eggs! A man called Britt! Hipsters! Oooh, it’s a good one.

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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.

Post thumbnail of Interview with Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite: “Harps are nice”
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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21 February 2010

2010 Cultural Olympiad: Hal Willner’s Neil Young Project

From disastrously sleepy to utterly sublime: how Hal Willner’s Neil Young Project was saved from snoozeville by Elvis Costello, Lou Reed, Metric and a few other indie rockers.

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13 February 2010

Dean & Britta: Top 11 Things Britta Thinks Are Sexy

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Hey Britta Phillips from uber-cool indie scenesters Dean & Britta! Will you be our Valentine? You will? Will you talk sexy at us? You will? *swoon* (And remember, our lists GO RIGHT TO 11!)

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7 February 2010

Nouvelle Vague Live: Les Femmes, Le Fun, Le Fromage

French women wearing mini-dresses singing 80s post-punk songs while jumping around like deranged go-go dancers? What could possibly be gimmicky about that?

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