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Post thumbnail of Introducing (Again) + Interview: Brian Karscig of San Diego’s NERVOUS WRECKORDS
20 January 2011

Introducing (Again) + Interview: Brian Karscig of San Diego’s NERVOUS WRECKORDS

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Brian Karscig of San Diego’s fine Nervous Wreckords talks about touring with the Killers, what it takes to be a self-funded band these days and how last year was “interesting”. Oh and how they’re about to play with Cee-Lo Green.

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17 January 2011

FOALS 2011 US/CAN Spring Tour…starts in Vancouver April 10!

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To use a headache-inducing-cliché, this is a DO NOT MISS tour. Foals are coming back to the US/Canada this spring and YOU NEED TO BE READY. Here are the dates.

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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.

Post thumbnail of Rockhand of the Month: from Scott Helland of Gypsy Nomads/Deep Wound – Plus Stories About J. Mascis!
6 January 2011

Rockhand of the Month: from Scott Helland of Gypsy Nomads/Deep Wound – Plus Stories About J. Mascis!

What do you get when a former highschool bandmate of J. Mascis and Lou Barlow gets in touch and has a concept for some original rockhand artwork? Well, yer gonna have to click to find out.

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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!

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17 December 2010

Hey you, talking loudly at gigs? SHUT THE FUCK UP.

‘Tis the season to get cranky. When is it okay to talk really loudly and piss off all the people around you AND the band at a gig? Try never. Here’s a selection of some of my favourite Shut the Fuck Up videos from Mike Doughty, Roger Waters, Lou Barlow, Tegan & Sara, Regina Spektor and Zach Galifinakis.

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5 December 2010

Leonard Cohen Live: Let Us Compare Mythologies (My Love Letter To Mr. Cohen)

“There are some men who should have mountains to bear their names to time”…here’s my ode to Mr. Leonard Cohen, who performed in Vancouver last week. Included with the ambient review, is a story.

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1 December 2010

Black Angels – Psychotic Reactions… and Photos by Kris Krüg

All hail the return of really good, trippy modern psychedelia. Here’s an introduction to Austin, Texas’ Black Angels, by way of a 70s gonzo journalist and some pins in a map. Oh and an amazing gallery of live pics by Kris Krüg.

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28 November 2010

GRINDERMAN Review/Gallery – Nick Cave Blows Minds, Eardrums

Nick Cave and his Bad Seeds – in the shape of Grinderman – were in Vancouver on November 26 at the Commodore Ballroom. They powered through evil rock with the intensity of a jet engine. Photographic proof by the ever-wonderful Kris Krüg, and comparisons to a graphic novel by me.

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