Viewing Category : Headliners

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6 September 2010

Have a Listen To: Röyksopp – Senior

Have a listen to the wooshy and wonderful brand-new Röyksopp album, Senior, a week before its release. It’s pretty and fantastic and works amazingly well with a hangover.

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16 August 2010

Past, Present and Future Crowded House: Interview with Neil Finn

Once and a while, the Backstage Rider likes to throw in a wild card to see if you’re all paying attention. Crowded House are good, okay? Here’s an interview with Neil Finn about their new album Intriguer. Plus lots of nostalgia, BSR-stylee.

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11 August 2010

Swedish Meatballs: What OK GO’s Treadmill Choreographer Did For Fun (And It Involves IKEA)

OK DO(n’t): Here’s what happened when Trish Sie, choreographer for OK GO’s infamous treadmill video “Here It Goes Again” decided to make a video for fun with the Mantis Dance Troupe (basically, Jason Hill from LouisXIV and his mate). Bookshelf + Karate + Dance = Fun

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19 July 2010

The Grapes of Wrath Reunion – What Was Going Through My Head

Welcome back to the much-loved, curly-haired, 90s rock heroes, The Grapes of Wrath. The original trio of Kevin Kane, Tom Hooper and Chris Hooper played their first gig together in over a decade this past weekend, and we were there. Check out the mahoosive photo gallery and beer-soaked memories.

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23 June 2010

A Day With Dinosaur Jr/Sebadoh’s Lou Barlow in Seattle

Seven hours with with the King of Lo-Fi. What to do? Start with soundcheck, detour to a homemade dinner and the kindness of strangers, end up backstage with a scaredy cat poster, drink beer, rock out, then laugh a lot. Here’s a photo gallery of the first day of summer, BackstageRider-style. There’s even rockhands.

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19 June 2010

REWIND: Interview with Duran Duran’s John Taylor, 1995

Duran Duran’s bassist, John Taylor, turns 50 years old today. When I imagined this day, I also imagined I’d be flying around with jetpacks. Here’s a REWIND to 1995, a revealing cassette-taped interview with John Taylor in which JT discusses getting fucked up, being pissed off, lacking in humility, how the band have changed and the disaster covers album “Thank You.”

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6 June 2010

Rock Hands of the Month – THE PACK a.d.

Few two-pieces make as much wonderful noise as Becky Black and Maya Miller from The Pack a.d. Bask in their rocktacular glow with a gallery from June 4, with ADDED ROCKHANDS.

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27 May 2010

GIRLS – Jonas Brothers! Everly Brothers! Apologies! New Album! New Hair!

Backstage Rider checks out San Fran indie band GIRLS before the rest of the world gets to see them on the the festival circuit. What was it like? WHAT THE HELL HAS HAPPENED TO CHRISTOPHER OWENS’ HAIR? The music? Yeah, pretty. Now, if you’ll excuse me I’m off to slow dance with a guy with a crew cut at the sock hop. Hope he likes my poodle skirt…and my flask of whiskey, garter, and new anchor tattoo.

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17 May 2010

Turin Brakes Talk About 10 Years, 5 Albums, Take That…and Perseverance

Heard of Turin Brakes? No? If you were living in the UK in the early aughties, you’d not be able to escape their brand of edgy folk-rock. But 10 years on, Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian find themselves having to reintroduce the band and their new album Outbursts… but are all the more relaxed for it. Read on in this exclusive Backstage Rider interview.

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