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Post thumbnail of Obligatory SXSW Post: K. FLAY Throws BSR the Rockhands All the Way From Austin
16 March 2012

Obligatory SXSW Post: K. FLAY Throws BSR the Rockhands All the Way From Austin

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I’m too cool for Austin and SXSW. (Truth: too broke, not enough holiday.) But BackstageRider has its spies down there, and one of them has come back with GOLD. Here’s the radtacular K Flay throwing the goats.

Post thumbnail of GALLERY/REVIEW: BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB live in Vancouver…includes random Yannis from FOALS!
22 February 2012

GALLERY/REVIEW: BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB live in Vancouver…includes random Yannis from FOALS!

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Bombay Bicycle Club played Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom on Feb 21st and were alright, thanks. Then I ran into Yannis from UK band Foals, randomly. Which was better. Here’s the full gallery, review and setlist.

Post thumbnail of WEEZER CRUISE Diary Day 4: Sunday, Jan. 22: “THE END IS NIGH”
19 February 2012

WEEZER CRUISE Diary Day 4: Sunday, Jan. 22: “THE END IS NIGH”

And now, the end is near. And so we face, the final curtain (or day at sea), on the Weezer Cruise. Here’s the final part of our four-part epic adventure in which we sit down with Rivers Cuomo and say our fond farewells to friends.

Post thumbnail of WEEZER CRUISE Diary Day 3: Saturday, Jan. 21 “BACKSTREET’S BACK”
10 February 2012

WEEZER CRUISE Diary Day 3: Saturday, Jan. 21 “BACKSTREET’S BACK”

January 21st will go down in history as: Parasailing in Mexico, eating fajitas with Yuck, rocking out to Pinkerton and Weezer, and going deaf again to Dinosaur Jr, an 80s prom and Backstreet Boys with Lou Barlow. In other words, PERFECT.

Post thumbnail of WEEZER CRUISE Diary – Day 2, Friday, Jan. 20 – “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DRUNKS”
6 February 2012

WEEZER CRUISE Diary – Day 2, Friday, Jan. 20 – “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DRUNKS”

In which I check out The Knocks’ Flip Cup Tourney and Yacht Rock Revue, then get absolutely shitfaced drunk with Yuck and the Nervous Wreckords, continue that through the rest of the gigs including Sebadoh, then pass out naked in my bunk.

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4 February 2012

WEEZER CRUISE Diary – Day 1, Thursday Jan. 19 – “I’M ON A BOAT!!!”

Friend to the (indie rock) stars, the Backstage Rider set sail for Mexico aboard a big honking cruise ship with Weezer, Dinosaur Jr, Sebadoh, Yuck, Nervous Wreckords, and a ton more as part of the redonkulous Weezer Cruise. Here’s the start of my EPIC four-day diary series. Part 1, Thursday.

Post thumbnail of The Scoop on the NEW SEBADOH ALBUM
9 January 2012

The Scoop on the NEW SEBADOH ALBUM

Indie rock diehards are twigging on to something Lou Barlow mentioned in his January newsletter: that recording NEW material with Sebadoh (the first in 13 years) will be a “DEFINITE” this year.

Post thumbnail of ENORMOUS AND EXCLUSIVE WEEZER CRUISE SWAG CONTEST! ENTER NOW!
5 January 2012

ENORMOUS AND EXCLUSIVE WEEZER CRUISE SWAG CONTEST! ENTER NOW!

The Weezer Cruise is coming up and to celebrate the fact that I’ll be drunk and sunburned on this boat of AWESOME music, I’m giving away a whole whack of awesome Weezer gear to one winner and a runner up.

Post thumbnail of On the Road with Dinosaur Jr and Henry Rollins: Part 2, Vancouver
4 January 2012

On the Road with Dinosaur Jr and Henry Rollins: Part 2, Vancouver

…in which our heroine finds herself travelling from Seattle to Vancouver on board the Dinosaur Jr tourbus and crying great tears of laughter as we cross the border. Also includes: Nardwuar, Devon from Beekeeper and ear plugs.

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