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30 May 2016

Round Up: THE PACK A.D., YUCK and WINTERSLEEP live

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Reminiscin’ about where the music and shows of The Pack A.D., Yuck and Wintersleep have played in my life. All of whom I’ve caught over the last coupla months, while dealing with some ongoing health issues.

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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.

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19 February 2012

WEEZER CRUISE Diary Day 4: Sunday, Jan. 22: “THE END IS NIGH”

And now, the end is near. And so we face, the final curtain (or day at sea), on the Weezer Cruise. Here’s the final part of our four-part epic adventure in which we sit down with Rivers Cuomo and say our fond farewells to friends.

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10 February 2012

WEEZER CRUISE Diary Day 3: Saturday, Jan. 21 “BACKSTREET’S BACK”

January 21st will go down in history as: Parasailing in Mexico, eating fajitas with Yuck, rocking out to Pinkerton and Weezer, and going deaf again to Dinosaur Jr, an 80s prom and Backstreet Boys with Lou Barlow. In other words, PERFECT.

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6 February 2012

WEEZER CRUISE Diary – Day 2, Friday, Jan. 20 – “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DRUNKS”

In which I check out The Knocks’ Flip Cup Tourney and Yacht Rock Revue, then get absolutely shitfaced drunk with Yuck and the Nervous Wreckords, continue that through the rest of the gigs including Sebadoh, then pass out naked in my bunk.

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4 February 2012

WEEZER CRUISE Diary – Day 1, Thursday Jan. 19 – “I’M ON A BOAT!!!”

Friend to the (indie rock) stars, the Backstage Rider set sail for Mexico aboard a big honking cruise ship with Weezer, Dinosaur Jr, Sebadoh, Yuck, Nervous Wreckords, and a ton more as part of the redonkulous Weezer Cruise. Here’s the start of my EPIC four-day diary series. Part 1, Thursday.

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24 July 2011

Kids These Days: Hanging with YUCK and UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA

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Is it just me or are the really good bands getting younger these days? Oh it’s just me. Getting older. Here’s to London’s Yuck and Portland’s Unknown Mortal Orchestra, the newish kids on the block.

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25 April 2011

WHY I LOVE YUCK: Plus! Amazing! Live! Photo! Gallery!

RAGING CRUSH ALERT! I really dig Yuck. I dig all their slacker 90s US musical reference points. I dig lead singer boychild Daniel Blumberg. I dig their drummer’s afro hair. Mostly I dig their debut, “Yuck”. Here’s why I love Yuck, plus a big ol’ photo gallery of the band live in Vancouver.

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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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