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Post thumbnail of WHY I LOVE YUCK: Plus! Amazing! Live! Photo! Gallery!
25 April 2011

WHY I LOVE YUCK: Plus! Amazing! Live! Photo! Gallery!

RAGING CRUSH ALERT! I really dig Yuck. I dig all their slacker 90s US musical reference points. I dig lead singer boychild Daniel Blumberg. I dig their drummer’s afro hair. Mostly I dig their debut, “Yuck”. Here’s why I love Yuck, plus a big ol’ photo gallery of the band live in Vancouver.

Post thumbnail of Esben & The Witch, Wye Oak, Telekinesis, Braids, Toro Y Moi and Ron Sexsmith – Last Week in Rock
3 April 2011

Esben & The Witch, Wye Oak, Telekinesis, Braids, Toro Y Moi and Ron Sexsmith – Last Week in Rock

Esben & The Witch had brunch, Wye Oak blew minds, Telekinesis wrapped up a tour, Braids needed a hug, Toro Y Moi made the kids groove and Ron Sexsmith bailed on my chicken fajitas. Such was the week in rock for the BackstageRider in Vancouver.

Post thumbnail of Rockhands: The SXSW Edition (Starring Yuck, Black Angels, Steve Wynn, Esben & The Witch + more!)
16 March 2011

Rockhands: The SXSW Edition (Starring Yuck, Black Angels, Steve Wynn, Esben & The Witch + more!)

While the BackstageRider can’t be at SXSW in person, she has deployed a small army to track down the greatest in indierockhands. Featuring Yuck! The Head and the Heart! Young Evils! Black Angels! John Vanderslice! Esben & The Witch! Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3! GroupLove! Sleepy Vikings! They’re here.

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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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