On the Road with Dinosaur Jr and Henry Rollins: Part 1, Seattle
I spent two days on the road in Seattle and Vancouver with Dinosaur Jr as they toured and played their 1988 classic “Bug” in its entirety, and were interviewed on stage by former Black Flag icon Henry Rollins. It was, in a word, EPIC. Read/see now. Here’s Part 1: Seattle
SEBADOH Wedding Proposal: With Help From the BackstageRider!
Helping to make dreams happen since November 10, 2011, I am The BackstageRider. Watch the cute video!
The Return of DEATH IN VEGAS (Old Tale + New Album)
Darkly brilliant electro pioneers Death in Vegas return after a seven-year gap between albums with something strange and wonderful. Here, we celebrate their arrival by throwing in a few old stories of our own.
MusicFestNW Part 3: Antlers, Explosions in the Sky, Typhoon, Avi Buffalo, OFF!
Our final installment from MusicFestNW, in which your heroine wraps up her last day and night in PDX with double Antlers, Explosions in the Sky and Typhoon action, and snaps her favourite punks, OFF! And meets the little Avi Buffalo, too.
MusicFestNW Part 2: 13 bands, 6 venues, 1 day
MusicFestNW Part 2: An epic day in Portland that includes pizza, doughnuts, and a baker’s dozen of bands in a half-dozen venues. Featuring The Thermals, The Horrors, Dan Mangan, a new rap joint called TxE, Sharon Van Etten, Typhoon, Rhett Miller and more.
MusicFestNW Part 1: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Sebadoh, Archers of Loaf and PORTLANDIA
BackstageRider takes on Portlandia in a MusicFestNW adventure. Part 1 features Sebadoh (of course), Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Archers of Loaf and Fred Armisen. No really. The guy from Portlandia. In Portland. Backstage with me.
EXCLUSIVE: On the video set of “Take” with THE PACK A.D.
The PACK A.D. release their first video”Take”, offa their new album UNPERSONS, and both are out today. And one of them is based on Gary Numan’s “Cars”. I hung out with Becky Black and Maya Miller and we time travelled back to 1980 together.
The Great German SEBADOH Tour: Part 2 – Hamburg
Canned hummus, soundcheckin’ with Two Years Two Days, snare replacement and hangin’ backstage. THIS is Sebadoh in Hamburg…with pics, video and running commentary. I present: Part 2 of the Great German Sebadoh Tour.
The Great German SEBADOH Tour: Part 1 – Berlin
…in which our heroine The BackstageRider goes out on tour again with her heroes and friends, Sebadoh, as they traipse across Germany. This three-parter of photos, videos and words starts in the rad city of Berlin.