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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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4 November 2010

GORILLAZ – The View From The 10th Row – Photos/Review

A mahoosive gallery of photos and review of Gorillaz’ end-of-North American-tour show at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena. The gig, was, quite franly, amazing. And you should have been there. But if you weren’t, click through, check out the pics and talk knowledgeably to your friends about it as if you were.

Post thumbnail of Gallery/Review/Setlist: Grapes of Wrath Live in Vancouver
1 November 2010

Gallery/Review/Setlist: Grapes of Wrath Live in Vancouver

In which you’ll find a gallery, some idioms and a set list from the October 29 reunion show at Venue in Vancouver featuring the original members of The Grapes of Wrath.

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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.

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 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.

Post thumbnail of EXCLUSIVE: Q&A with Jake Shears from the Scissor Sisters – “I’m very pro-sex work”
21 September 2010

EXCLUSIVE: Q&A with Jake Shears from the Scissor Sisters – “I’m very pro-sex work”

Night Work. Ian McKellen. His love for Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age. Rentboy.com. Jake Shears dishes the disco dirt in this exclusive interview and photo sesh for BackstageRider on the eve of the Scissor Sisters’ final show of its tour.

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12 September 2010

A Day with Bob Nastanovich and Pavement

Yeah, so Pavement, reunited, were in town. So what’s the BackstageRider gonna do? Hang out with Bob Nastanovich, get goofy, rock out, go on the tour bus, talk hockey and crap with Malkmus, OF COURSE. Here’s the proof in photos, video, aftershow passes and Sausage Kitchen business cards.

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