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5 January 2012

ENORMOUS AND EXCLUSIVE WEEZER CRUISE SWAG CONTEST! ENTER NOW!

The Weezer Cruise is coming up and to celebrate the fact that I’ll be drunk and sunburned on this boat of AWESOME music, I’m giving away a whole whack of awesome Weezer gear to one winner and a runner up.

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21 December 2011

Top 11 of 2012: Why Look Back When You Can Look Forward?

What’s the point of looking back? Here’s the BackstageRider Top 11 Things to Look Forward to in 2012 (so far) with a bit of back-looking, I admit, in the form of musicks I did very much enjoy as well as some guesses about what might be awesome next year.

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10 May 2011

ROCKHANDS OF THE YEAR: Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, Damian OK Go and Ben Folds

Ask (on Twitter), and ask again, and ask again, and YE SHALL RECEIVE. Neil Gaiman, man of letters, hero to geeks everywhere, and my personal favourite wordsmith, came through in, EPIC ROCKHANDERY. He sent me this. Featuring Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, OKGo and Ben Folds, this is truly the Monster of all Rock(hands).

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16 March 2011

Rockhands: The SXSW Edition (Starring Yuck, Black Angels, Steve Wynn, Esben & The Witch + more!)

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While the BackstageRider can’t be at SXSW in person, she has deployed a small army to track down the greatest in indierockhands. Featuring Yuck! The Head and the Heart! Young Evils! Black Angels! John Vanderslice! Esben & The Witch! Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3! GroupLove! Sleepy Vikings! They’re here.

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15 January 2011

The Backstage Rider Gallery of Rock(hands) and YOU

The devil’s horns are the international symbol of rocktacularness. Which is why it is BackstageRider’s greatest goal to create the world’s largest gallery of awesome folks doing the rock hands. YOU. WANT. TO. BE. HERE.

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6 July 2010

Rock Hands of the Month: REPUBLIC OF LETTERS

July’s Rock Hands of the Month is awarded to the San Diego’s finest and cleanest, Republic of Letters. Bask in this San Diego pop-band’s double devil horn action.

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23 February 2010

Rock Hand of The Month: WOODHANDS

Throwin’ the horns. The Devil’s hand. Rock Hand. Call it what you will, it is the sign of ULTIMATE MUSICAL MAYHEM. And like revenge it is best served cold…and it is very cold in Toronto where Paul Banwatt from electro dance geeks Woodhands come from.

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