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5 December 2010

Leonard Cohen Live: Let Us Compare Mythologies (My Love Letter To Mr. Cohen)

“There are some men who should have mountains to bear their names to time”…here’s my ode to Mr. Leonard Cohen, who performed in Vancouver last week. Included with the ambient review, is a story.

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1 December 2010

Black Angels – Psychotic Reactions… and Photos by Kris Krüg

All hail the return of really good, trippy modern psychedelia. Here’s an introduction to Austin, Texas’ Black Angels, by way of a 70s gonzo journalist and some pins in a map. Oh and an amazing gallery of live pics by Kris Krüg.

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29 November 2010

SEBADOH – West Coast Tour Dates Announced!

Received from Lou Barlow hisself less than 20 minutes ago, I present Sebadoh’s West Coast Tour Dates for February. Read them and weep with joy. I am.

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23 November 2010

Win A Pair of Tickets to Ariel Pink Live in VANCOUVER on November 26 (+ see his new trippy Wayne Coyne iPhone video)

Wanna go see Ariel Pink live in Vancouver on Friday? I’ve got a pair of tickets to give away, and a really spazzy new video for “Round & Round” for you to watch. Sometimes, I amaze even myself.

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22 November 2010

DIAMOND RINGS – Exclusive Pictures and Story, Photos by Kris Krüg

Boys love him. Girls love him. Gays love him. Straights love him. Unicorns, not so much. Glam synthpopster Diamond Rings is on a trajectory into the stratosphere of awesome. So of course Backstage Rider and photog extraordinaire Kris Krüg followed John O and his rising star…into the men’s bathroom.

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16 November 2010

Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips Do Galaxie 500: Gallery/Words/Setlist

BACKSTAGERIDER POST #100: Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips brought their version of Galaxie 500 to Vancouver on November 15 at the Biltmore Cabaret. I gots the photographic evidence, an old story AND the setlist, pop pickers!

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15 November 2010

Download Girl Talk’s New Album “All Day” For Free

You want 373 NEW samples from Gregg Gillis’ Girl Talk? Download the new album All Day, for FREE, all day today. And tomorrow. And for the forseeable future. Which is cool, right?

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4 November 2010

Video: Sex With Strangers “We Want The Fire”

Video debut from Sex With Strangers starring the band, an artist, lots of pretty paint colours and some FREAKY. You want to watch it because it’s slick.

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1 November 2010

Mogwai North American Tour 2011 Ticket Presale on NOW

You want details about new Mogwai and a linkee to the presale information for tickets to its upcoming North American tour in 2011? Of course you do, silly.

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