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Alvaro Costa

Alvaro Costa

Born in Porto, Portugal, in the last year of the ‘50s, Alvaro Costa is a leading pop culture opinion-maker in his country, where he is now based after a few years of international reporting from London and Los Angeles. With long experience in radio and TV production, plus assorted duties in areas as diverse as DJ’ing, Culture Festival management, Sports events, Costa keeps his own blog (www.viarapida.blogspot.com) and is now taking time out to track his vast collection of interviews, essays and rants for publication. He is a dedicated FC PORTO fan.

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Coldplay Mesmerises Madrid

Report and Interview by Alvaro Costa, Luis Oliveira, Rock's Backpages, April 2005

AN EVENING IN MADRID - "blessed" by los galacticos Ronaldo and Luis Figo - kicked off Coldplay's world domination plan for 2005. Real Madrid's ...

Pete Doherty: A Dandy In Alto Minho

Interview by Alvaro Costa, Jose Manuel Simoes, Rock's Backpages, September 2007

PAREDES DE COURA, Portugal: a sleepy, lush village, somewhere northwest of Porto. Every summer, for five days, Coura moonlights as the sunnier, less muddy and ...

Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant: Robert Plant Unledded

Interview by Alvaro Costa, unpublished, 1995

ROCK GODS SHOULD never leave their Olympus, in particular if they happen to stroll along a Parisian street during the city's Marathon. ...

Aimee Mann: Key Largo: A Catchup Chat with Aimee Mann

Interview by Alvaro Costa, Rock's Backpages, September 2001

AC: So you haven't become a "Lady of The Canyon" after all... ...

Nirvana: Kurt’s Chronicler: An Chat With Charles R. Cross

Interview by Alvaro Costa, Rock's Backpages, December 2002

Alvaro Costa checks in with the author of the acclaimed Heavier Than Heaven. ...

Queens Of The Stone Age: Cometh the Age, Cometh l’Homme

Interview by Alvaro Costa, Rock's Backpages, December 2002

To pay homage to Songs For The Deaf, RBP’s Album Of The Year, Alvaro Costa is granted an audience with the chief Queen of the ...

Radiohead: Live in Porto

Live Review by Alvaro Costa, Rock's Backpages, July 2002

EVERYTHING WAS in its right place during Radiohead's intense Portuguese tour: sunny skies, five sold-out nights in Porto and Lisbon Coliseums, an adoring and ...

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