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9 February 2010

Hanging out with…UK’s EDITORS

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BackstageRider sits down on a couch for a chat with Tom Smith and Ed Lay from England’s Editors. Check out the interview, the photos and the video of “Papillon” live in Vancouver. Oh and I gots you the set list, too.

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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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1 February 2010

Me, Richey Edwards and the Manic Street Preachers

Remembering my night with Richey Edwards, guitarist and lyricist for the Manic Street Preachers, on the 15th anniversary of his disappearance. Readers, meet my diary. Diary, meet the Interweb.

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29 January 2010

REWIND: Making Beans on Toast With Therapy?

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Irish noiseniks Therapy? spent a lot of time in Toronto during the 90s. I was there. And they taught me many things. Here, they share an ancient British recipe.

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25 January 2010

Social Experiment in Hair Metal No. 432: Mötley Crüe

PYRO! JAGER! BOOBS! HAITI! A FAKE PIANO! TOMMY LEE’S BRAIN CELL! NIKKI SIXX LEADING THE AUDIENCE IN A PRAYER = Awesome. Mötley Crüe returns to Vancouver. All Hail Tommy Lee and the other guys.

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24 January 2010

Me and Steve Earle (Live at the 2010 Cultural Olympiad)

Twenty years on from first meeting and interviewing Steve Earle, and the hardcore troubardour is still telling great stories…and talking about jail. Of course.

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24 January 2010

Joel Plaskett…and Dad (Live at the 2010 Cultural Olympiad)

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Nova Scotia’s former Thrush Hermit wins friends, influences people and sings some tremendously amazing songs…with his dad.

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22 January 2010

White Lies: Top 11 Things We Like About Canada

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Our Top 10 lists go right to 11. Here are some crucial things that London, England’s altrockers White Lies love about Canada and yes, it includes South Park.

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17 January 2010

You Want to Know About: The Manvils

Asking fabulous and dumb questions of rock and roll stars since…this morning. You want to know about Vancouver’s The Manvils and their bonkers lead singer Mike Manville? Yeah, we think you do. Read the interview.

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