Introducing: Hot Tub – Technicolour Dream Leggings in Video, Pictures
Oakland, Cali’s sexy colour explosion Hot Tub made a repeat visit to Vancouver as openers for Woodhands. And then all hell broke loose. Check the pics. Check the video. Check them out.
Joanna Newsom and Robin Pecknold: The Story of the Faerie Princess and The Forest Gnome
Why write a concert review when you can draft a tale involving a faerie princess and a forest gnome? Presenting the BackstageRider’s take on Joanna Newsom and Robin Pecknold’s August 5th live show at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver.
O.N.E. Yeasayer Remix – Bass by Master Control
Get your red-hot Yeasayer remix here! Bass by Master Control. Free for your ears. Or your eyes, if you’re so inclined!
Introducing: The McCarricks
Former Siouxsie & The Banshees/Therapy? dude, and cellist/guitarist extraordinaire Martin McCarrick is now making amazing music to amazing films, including Nosferatu filmmaker FW Murnau’s Der Letzte Mann. You really, really need to know about Martin and Kimberlee McCarrick, The McCarricks.
Sex With Strangers + Bocci + Pimm’s = Summer
What would summer be without a little Bocci? Ah bocci, the art of throwing small, heavy globes at each other across a lawn. And to make it more rock, let’s just add in Vancouver’s robot rockers Sex With Strangers, shall we?
The Grapes of Wrath Reunion – What Was Going Through My Head
Welcome back to the much-loved, curly-haired, 90s rock heroes, The Grapes of Wrath. The original trio of Kevin Kane, Tom Hooper and Chris Hooper played their first gig together in over a decade this past weekend, and we were there. Check out the mahoosive photo gallery and beer-soaked memories.
The Sick of Being Sick Playlist – BackstageRider’s House of Pain
Hey guess what! I was in hospital on Monday-Tuesday! And off sick for the rest of it! Hurrah! Or not. Find, herewith, a Top 25 Playlist entitled “Sick of Being Sick”. Miss Misery loves company so bear this in mind the next time you’re fluey.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: What Jason Hill of Louis XIV Did Next
Following a world tour with The Killers, San Diego rockers LouisXIV went on hiatus and singer Jason Hill seemed to go off the grid for a year. What did he get up to? “I was in a dark place,” he said. Here’s what Jason Hill Did Next in this BSR exclusive.
Rock Hands of the Month: REPUBLIC OF LETTERS
July’s Rock Hands of the Month is awarded to the San Diego’s finest and cleanest, Republic of Letters. Bask in this San Diego pop-band’s double devil horn action.