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New Music Blog/Zine – The Backstage Rider

Music lovers, check this out. You won’t be disappointed! The Backstage Rider.


Indie record store clerks, music geeks, groupies, fans, bands and musicians alike rejoice as
Vancouver welcomes to the Interweb an irreverent, new music blogject, Backstagerider.com

Vancouver – January 12, 2010 Music blog Backstagerider.com welds together 25+ years worth of
gigs, interviews, aftershow parties, diary entries, tour-bus antics and late-night escapades with new album
and concert reviews, interviews, lists, random musings and input from the musical genii themselves.

Created and written by Vancouver-based freelance writer, editor and social media obsessive Mikala
Taylor, backstagerider.com includes tales of a life in love with (mostly indie/alternative) music. It travels
from Toronto to Copenhagen, London to Vancouver, and warps backwards and forward through musical
time like a rock n’ roll TARDIS.

Kicking out the jams in January:

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Mike Doughty (formerly of Soul Coughing) offers up his New Year’s
Resolutions. There’s also a live review of Mew, an article about hanging out with Louis XIV and its new
spin-off The Nervous Wreckords, “New City Anthem” from Vancouver’s Sex With Strangers and a
video message from Eagles of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes.

Also this month:

Rewind – a regular feature that will dig out past experiences and stories from The Rider’s rock mailbag.
First up is a ramble down memory lane with Lou Barlow and Dinosaur Jr and an old letter from the King
of Lo-Fi himself.

Lists – UK’s White Lies provide the Top 11 Things They Like About Canada. Because our lists don’t stop
at 10. And this one includes Crystal Castles.

For Those About to Rockberry – a gallery collection of musicky cell-phone photos (“when you care enough
to take pictures with whatever phone you’ve got on you.”)

Music for all types

“I’m a music geek, explains Mikala. “I’ve been hanging out with bands, writing reviews and doing
interviews since the dawn of time – but always for other sites or magazines. Occasionally, the best and
most cheeky stories have to end up on the sticky post-gig floor. Thus, Backstagerider.com was born. This
blog will be about truly awesome and silly and wonderful gigs as well as musicians and friends I’ve met.
Backstagerider is an ever-evolving music blogject and verily, it doth rock.”
So, what’s on your rider?
Mikala Taylor


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