Viewing Category : Generally Rocktacular

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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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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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1 November 2010

Mogwai North American Tour 2011 Ticket Presale on NOW

You want details about new Mogwai and a linkee to the presale information for tickets to its upcoming North American tour in 2011? Of course you do, silly.

Post thumbnail of Have a Rocktacular Hallowe’en – The Not-Obvious Backstage Rider Recommendations (includes 1970s TV)
29 October 2010

Have a Rocktacular Hallowe’en – The Not-Obvious Backstage Rider Recommendations (includes 1970s TV)

Tricks and treats! The best-ever left-of-centre Halloween post on the`entire Interwebs. There’s GOLD in this article. So click through before I suck your blood.

Post thumbnail of Foals: Now With Added Stage Invasion and Esben & The Witch Pics!
24 October 2010

Foals: Now With Added Stage Invasion and Esben & The Witch Pics!

I quite fancy me some Foals. I like their guitars. I like their bass and drums. I like the intensity of singer Yannis. And I really like their latest album Total Life Forever. I also really enjoyed THE STAGE INVASION at the Vancouver gig. I say as much in this review. Plus, feast your eyes on the pretty pictures as well.

Post thumbnail of Rockhands of the Year: Mark Atomos Pilon’s MALOIK (with bonus Pete Fowler!)
22 October 2010

Rockhands of the Year: Mark Atomos Pilon’s MALOIK (with bonus Pete Fowler!)

Check out the most amazing rockhand, Maloik, by artist Mark Atomos Pilon. Inspired by and drawn for the BackstageRider’s very own Devil’s Horn Corner: the Rockhands Gallery, this is some seriously sexy piece of art. And if you fancy it, you can also read about my fascination with funky and rocktacular artists.

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15 October 2010

BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE: Like ’em? Good for you

The 43,000 members (okay, not really) of Toronto’s “hip” “collective” Broken Social Scene managed two nights on the Wet Coast on October 13 and 14 at the Commodore Ballroom. We were there. Though we should have been in bed. Check the pics and words.

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7 October 2010

The Duke Spirit – New Album News, Interview and Studio Pics

Exclusive interview and silliness, news about the new album and music, PLUS pics from the studio from London, England’s sexy The Duke Spirit. All thanks to the lovely Luke Spirit…and me being ahead of the game. Awwww. Yeah.

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