Post thumbnail of Introducing: KRAMIES – The Story of The Wooden Heart (plus exclusive videos)
17 November 2013

Introducing: KRAMIES – The Story of The Wooden Heart (plus exclusive videos)

Who is this Kramies guy? He’s a guy who’s done work with Jason Lytle and Bob Pollard’s buddy Todd Tobais. No, really, who is he? Well, I’m going to answer that for you. Have a listen and learn the story of The Wooden Heart EP, though words and exclusive video.

Post thumbnail of The BackstageRider Definitive TOP 11 “THINGS” OF 2012
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.

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.

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.

Post thumbnail of The Scoop on the GRANDADDY Reunion – from the mouth of Jason Lytle (+ solo album news)
3 March 2012

The Scoop on the GRANDADDY Reunion – from the mouth of Jason Lytle (+ solo album news)

A lot of blogger chatter this week when news that Grandaddy would be reuniting again for a few shows this summer, but nothing from the actual horses’ mouths. UNTIL NOW. Here’s the quick scoop from Jason Lytle, for you, via me.

Post thumbnail of “I don’t recall ever really liking anything about the Sophtware Slump”: a Chat With GRANDADDY About Reissuing a Classic
3 July 2011

“I don’t recall ever really liking anything about the Sophtware Slump”: a Chat With GRANDADDY About Reissuing a Classic

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.

Post thumbnail of Interview + Listen: Jason Lytle of GRANDADDY/ADMIRAL RADLEY
20 October 2010

Interview + Listen: Jason Lytle of GRANDADDY/ADMIRAL RADLEY

Grandaddy + Earlimart = Admiral Radley, the new sideprojecty goodness from Jason and Aaron from Grandaddy and Aaron and Ariana from Earlimart. The album’s called I Heart California and it’s slackadelicious. I tracked down Jason on the eve of a Japan tour to chat about stuff and things.

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