Viewing Category : Alternative to the Mainstream

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27 October 2010

Deerhunter – “I also want to thank the literalists…”

Deerhunter – Herewith: photos from the band’s October 26 visit to Vancouver, in which their possibly stoned guitar tech got bopped on the head with a Maglite by Bradford Cox who was trying to get his attention, while standing next to me and some other photogs. Plus some of my own frustration about the concrete walls of the venue. Because I’m nothing if not about the little details.

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24 October 2010

Mumford & Sons Live in Vancouver – Photos, Words and mmmMarcus

Nufolk superheroes Mumford & Sons trotted out their earnest barnstomp for a raving, devoted crowd at the Vogue in Vancouver. How was it? Uh. Hmmm. Well. Yeah. Great. Sort of. And kind of…not. Peruse the pretty pics and swoon over Marcus Mumford’s cutie puss.

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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18 October 2010

WIN a copy of “Rain Down My Favorite Songs” – Jónsi & Alex’s (Bonkers) Music Picks

WIN! WIN! WIN! Snap, crackle and jazz. Iceland’s perfect pixie Jónsi and partner Alex pick their favourite old scratchy tracks in “Rain Down My Favorite Songs”. We’ve got 10 copies to give away – all you have to do is leave a comment to enter.

Post thumbnail of DIE ANTWOORD Kick Off World Fokken Tour…Pics by Kris Krüg + Review by Me
14 October 2010

DIE ANTWOORD Kick Off World Fokken Tour…Pics by Kris Krüg + Review by Me

South Africa’s biggest export since District 9, Die Antwoord launched its world tour in support of new album $0$ in Vancouver on October 12 at the Commodore Ballroom. Yep, Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er are pretty ZEF. Check out the smokin’ pics, too, FOK JAA!

Post thumbnail of The Duke Spirit – New Album News, Interview and Studio Pics
7 October 2010

The Duke Spirit – New Album News, Interview and Studio Pics

Exclusive interview and silliness, news about the new album and music, PLUS pics from the studio from London, England’s sexy The Duke Spirit. All thanks to the lovely Luke Spirit…and me being ahead of the game. Awwww. Yeah.

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2 October 2010

SeBADoh Bakesale Reissue + Tour Dates (Sort Of)

HOLY CRAP! The Gods have heard my prayers. SeBADoh are coming back out on tour to support the reissues of Bakesale and Harmacy in 2011. Here’s a few details.

Post thumbnail of Hangin’ Out With Wayne Coyne, The Flaming Lips and Ariel Pink
30 September 2010

Hangin’ Out With Wayne Coyne, The Flaming Lips and Ariel Pink

Giant hands! Confetti! Spaceballs! Grey Suit! Hugs! Twitter! The most venerable Flaming Lips and Ariel Pink were in town, and the BackstageRider well, went backstage. Here’s what we all got up to via the implementation of words, pictures, video and interpretive dance.

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29 September 2010

ARCADE FIRE and Calexico – The View From The Front Row

The Backstage Rider somehow (okay we got there really early) ended up in the front row for Arcade Fire on September 28 at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver. Check out the pics, read a few words and figure out how you’re going to be the one down in front the next time they come through your town.

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