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8 February 2016

The Supersized SUPER FURRY ANIMALS (and DEAD MEADOW) Gallery and Revue

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The Man Don’t Give a Fuck, but this woman did. Celebrating the return of Welsh wondermen The Super Furry Animals, supported by Washington, DC’s Dead Meadow, on February 4 at the Imperial in Vancouver.

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7 March 2014

BSR Does SXSW 2014: my bands to see

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Can’t call myself a music writer without going down to get some free Doritos or something at SXSW at least once in my lifetime. Here’s what I’m hoping/planning/praying to see when I’m in Austin, Texas next week for the biggest music festival in the world.

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24 November 2013

The Backstage Avatar: PETE FOWLER’s recent arwork is…ME

Introducing you (again) to Pete Fowler and one of his latest works – it’s me. Meet the new Backstage Avatar, done by one of the UK coolest and most respected illustrators.

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6 June 2011

GRUFF RHYS: Super Funny Animal

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Super Furry Animals’ Gruff Rhys brought his deadpan and wholly charming narrative (and props!) to the Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver on June 4. Before popping backstage to chat with him, I grinned like a loon. Check the review and gallery of this brilliant show.

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22 October 2010

Rockhands of the Year: Mark Atomos Pilon’s MALOIK (with bonus Pete Fowler!)

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Check out the most amazing rockhand, Maloik, by artist Mark Atomos Pilon. Inspired by and drawn for the BackstageRider’s very own Devil’s Horn Corner: the Rockhands Gallery, this is some seriously sexy piece of art. And if you fancy it, you can also read about my fascination with funky and rocktacular artists.

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