Viewing Category : Pop Goes The World

Post thumbnail of PASSION PIT Live + Pics: “Uh, wait. Hold up. I’ve forgotten the words…”
30 November 2010

PASSION PIT Live + Pics: “Uh, wait. Hold up. I’ve forgotten the words…”

Here’s what happens when happy electropop up-and-comers Passion Pit forget the lyrics to their own song…and still put on a great little show in Vancouver. Complete with a big-arse photo gallery, verbs AND nouns.

Post thumbnail of The Brandon Flowers/Fran Healy Gallery – What’s the Story Mormon Glory?
18 November 2010

The Brandon Flowers/Fran Healy Gallery – What’s the Story Mormon Glory?

You roll the dice, you takes your chances. In this case, the Backstage Rider rolled snake eyes and had to be somewheres else (Dean Wareham) the night that (The Killers’) Brandon Flowers and (Travis’) Fran Healy came to town on November 15. So she dispatched her Wing Man Peter Leung to collect photographic proof just for you.

Post thumbnail of Gallery/Review/Setlist: Grapes of Wrath Live in Vancouver
1 November 2010

Gallery/Review/Setlist: Grapes of Wrath Live in Vancouver

In which you’ll find a gallery, some idioms and a set list from the October 29 reunion show at Venue in Vancouver featuring the original members of The Grapes of Wrath.

Post thumbnail of EXCLUSIVE: Q&A with Jake Shears from the Scissor Sisters – “I’m very pro-sex work”
21 September 2010

EXCLUSIVE: Q&A with Jake Shears from the Scissor Sisters – “I’m very pro-sex work”

Night Work. Ian McKellen. His love for Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age. Rentboy.com. Jake Shears dishes the disco dirt in this exclusive interview and photo sesh for BackstageRider on the eve of the Scissor Sisters’ final show of its tour.

Post thumbnail of SCISSOR SISTERS Live – Band? Stellar. Venue? “Sucks balls”
17 September 2010

SCISSOR SISTERS Live – Band? Stellar. Venue? “Sucks balls”

Stunning live shots of the Scissor Sisters’ end of tour gig at Malkin Bowl in Vancouver by lensman extraordinaire Kris Krüg. Plus a few breathless and still-wet words from yours truly. They are a study in awesome.

Post thumbnail of Past, Present and Future Crowded House: Interview with Neil Finn
16 August 2010

Past, Present and Future Crowded House: Interview with Neil Finn

Once and a while, the Backstage Rider likes to throw in a wild card to see if you’re all paying attention. Crowded House are good, okay? Here’s an interview with Neil Finn about their new album Intriguer. Plus lots of nostalgia, BSR-stylee.

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