Viewing Category : Headliners

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26 April 2011

OFF! – Keith Morris, Punk Legends and The View from the Stage

Keith Morris from Circle Jerks/Black Flag? Present and accounted for members of Redd Kross, Burning Brides and Rocket From the Crypt? Oh, that’d just be OFF! then, playing a free show in Vancouver. As Mogwai say, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will – here’s some ace photos I took from ON STAGE with OFF! live in Vancouver, plus the review.

Post thumbnail of ASK BOB (from Pavement) and MIKE (Doughty): Your Questions…ANSWERED!
22 April 2011

ASK BOB (from Pavement) and MIKE (Doughty): Your Questions…ANSWERED!

YOU asked. THEY answered. Bob Nastanovich from Pavement and Mike Doughty (formerly of Soul Coughing) got together, on my Facebook page, and agreed to help the youth of today by answering YOUR questions. This is the comedy/straight guy HIPSTER INDIE ROCK ADVICE COLUMN TO END ALL.

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10 February 2011

The View From The Road I: SEBADOH – San Francisco

On the road with indie rock GODS Sebadoh, this week. Here’s stop one of four – San Francisco. In which your heroine dissolves into a puddle. Also see: SEBADOH in PORTLAND, VANCOUVER and SEATTLE for more I’m With the Indie-Rock Band antics!

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1 February 2011

WLL-E: White Lies Level of Earnestness and the Harry McVeigh Interview

Is it wrong to want to corrupt a nice young band so they’ll be more interesting? This is the quandary I face with fab UK band White Lies. Herewith, an interview with singer Harry McVeigh as he discusses new album “Ritual”, producer Alan Moulder and the wisdom of “marketing people”.

Post thumbnail of WEEN Live – The WHAT. THE. F*CK? Review (Pics by Kris Krüg)
25 January 2011

WEEN Live – The WHAT. THE. F*CK? Review (Pics by Kris Krüg)

To totally crib a line from my friend Lizz, “I think we need to form a support group” after Ween’s crazy gig in Vancouver on January 24. Here’s my mixed Tweetnotes from the show, alongside pretty photos and a full gallery of pics by Kris Krüg.

Post thumbnail of The Backstage Rider Gallery of Rock(hands) and YOU
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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10 January 2011

LAMB: Exclusive Interview With Lou Rhodes About New Album ‘5’

UK electroambient duo Lamb are back after a six-year break. This is worth celebrating. In this exclusive interview, Lamb’s Lou Rhodes talks about what caused the split, what brought her and Andy Barlow back together and why it’s right to release a new album, Five.

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31 December 2010

2010 in Review: The BackstageRider UnList

Saw, met, interviewed and flirted with about 100 bands in 2010, The (First) Year of the BackstageRider. Here’s a recap of the highlights, because no music websites anywhere are doing recaps and I thought I’d be clever…she says, sarcastically. Happy ’11, folks, and thanks for being here!

Post thumbnail of On the Subject of DURAN DURAN and “All You Need Is Now”
21 December 2010

On the Subject of DURAN DURAN and “All You Need Is Now”

Track by track breakdown of the new Duran Duran album “All You Need Is Now”, released today on iTunes. I also digress heavily and talk about Simon Le Bon and John Taylor on Twitter, and wrote this whole thing while high on painkillers and hunched over. Only for Duran Duran, man. Only for Duran Duran.

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