Gig Review: Stick To Your Guns, Stray From the Path, Expire at the Opera House, Toronto

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September 26, 2016
Stick to Your Guns

Stick To Your Guns  Who: Knocked Loose, Expire, Stray From the Path, and Stick to Your Guns Where: The Opera House, Toronto, Ontario When: 18 September 2016 In one word: Swirling I got to the show right as Get The Shot from Quebec City were finishing up. I had intended to be there for them and the...
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Photos: Wayhome 2016 — Stars photo gallery

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July 26, 2016
Stars at Wayhome 2016 - photo Tia Wong, Music Vice

Torquil Campbell of Stars sends out his love to Gord Downie – photo Tia Wong, Music Vice What: Wayhome 2016 Where: Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, Oro-Medonte, Ontario When: 24 July 2016 In one word: Grand Photos of Stars at Wayhome 2016: © Tia Wong, Music Vice Share and discuss using the links below. Follow Music Vice on Twitter at @MusicVice....
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Photos: Wayhome 2016 — Arcade Fire, FKA Twigs and M83 photo gallery

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July 26, 2016
FKA Twigs at Wayhome 2016 - photo Tia Wong, Music Vice

FKA Twigs strikes a pose for our photographer at Wayhome 2016 – photo Tia Wong, Music Vice What: Wayhome 2016, Saturday featuring Arcade Fire, M83, FKA Twigs Where: Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, Oro-Medonte, Ontario When: 24 July 2016 In one word: Grand Photos of M83, Arcade Fire, and FKA Twigs at Wayhome 2016: © Tia Wong, Music Vice Share and...
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Review: Wayhome 2016 — Sunday recap

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July 26, 2016
Stars at Wayhome 2016 - photo Tia Wong, Music Vice

Torquil Campbell of Stars sends out his love to Gord Downie – photo Tia Wong, Music Vice What: Wayhome 2016, Saturday Where: Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, Oro-Medonte, Ontario When: 24 July 2016 In one word: Grand And on a not so hot third day, Wayhome concluded. MØ took over the Waybold stage, with an abundant amount of energy...
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Photos: Wayhome 2016 — LCD Soundsystem, White Lung and more CHVRCHES photos

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July 26, 2016
White Lung at Wayhome 2016 - photo Tia Wong, Music Vice

LCD Soundsystem at Wayhome music festival – photo Tia Wong, Music Vice What: Wayhome 2016 Where: Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, Oro-Medonte, Ontario When: 22 July 2016 In one word: Scorching © Brian Banks, Music Vice Share and discuss using the links below. Follow Music Vice on Twitter at @MusicVice. Long Live Indie. Tia WongMore Posts - Website
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Review: Wayhome 2016 — Saturday recap

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July 25, 2016
X Ambassadors on stage at Wayhome 2016 - photo Brian Banks, Music Vice

X Ambassadors on the main stage at Wayhome 2016 – photo Brian Banks What: Wayhome 2016, Saturday Where: Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, Oro-Medonte, Ontario When: 23 July 2016 In one word: Impeccable X Ambassadors took the main stage mid-day, opening the set with “The Numbers”. They entered the stage with an abundance of energy that only intensified as the show...
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Review: Wayhome 2016 — Friday recap

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July 23, 2016
Foals at Wayhome, 2016 - photo Brian Banks, Music Vice

Foals at Wayhome 2016 What: Wayhome 2016 Where: Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, Oro-Medonte, Ontario When: 22 July 2016 In one word: Allegorical It was hotter than hell at the Burls Creek Event Ground’s in Oro-Medonte however, festival goer’s found their Wayhome to heaven through the prodigious talent that occurred last night. Shad started his set off with...
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Photos: Wayhome 2016, Friday — Chvrches, Foals, Braids, Bombino

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July 23, 2016
Chvrches at Wayhome, 2016 - photo Brian Banks, Music Vice

What: Wayhome 2016 Where: Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, Oro-Medonte, Ontario When: 22 July 2016 In one word: Scorching More Friday Wayhome photos with Chvrches, LCD Soundsystem and White Lung here!  © Brian Banks, Music Vice Share and discuss using the links below. Follow Music Vice on Twitter at @MusicVice. Long Live Indie. Brian BanksEditor and Founder, Music Vice Magazine. Writer....
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Review: Yonatan Gat at Smiling Buddha, Toronto

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July 18, 2016
Yonatan Gat at the Smiling Buddha, Toronto - photo Brian Banks, Music Vice

Who: Yonatan Gat Where: Smiling Buddha, Toronto When: 13 July 2016 In one word: Righteous Saying that Yonatan Gat is an experimental guitarist is like saying a Formula 1 grand prix car is quite fast. I didn’t know what to expect, but let’s clarify first that this definitely wasn’t Malmsteem. New York’s Yonatan Gat is unique enough to be truly...
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Photo gallery: Duran Duran at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto

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July 14, 2016
Duran Duran at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre - photo Tia Wong, Music Vice

Who: Duran Duran Where: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre When: 13 July 2016 In one word: Throwback     © Tia Wong, Music Vice Share and discuss using the links below. Follow Music Vice on Twitter at @MusicVice. Long Live Indie. Tia WongMore Posts - Website
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Say Hello To… Liv Austen

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June 3, 2016
Liv Austen chatting with Ngawara for Music Vice, backstage in London

Liv Austen chats with Ngawara backstage before a show in London – photo Martin Cox for Music Vice Liv Austen is a Norwegian-born country artist who is attracting attention with her refreshingly tongue-in-cheek lyrics and charismatic stage performances. We caught up with her recently at her show in London, UK. Music...
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Interview: Bobs and LoLo and the World of Children’s Music

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April 13, 2016
Bobs and LoLo

For Juno nominees Robyn Hardy and Lorraine Pond, children’s music is serious business. “Basically teaching the next generation of super music fans,” Pond says. Known professionally as Bobs and LoLo, Hardy and Pond met as Girl Guides on Vancouver Island and have been making music together since high...
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Emilie-Claire Barlow interview: on Jazz, the Junos, and Genre-Bending

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March 31, 2016
Emilie-Claire Barlow - photo credit Steve Webster

Emilie-Claire Barlow, a 2016 Juno Award nominee for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year –  photo Steve Webster Juno Award-winning jazz vocalist Emilie-Claire Barlow was sailing aboard the arctic icebreaker “Amundsen” when she had what she describes as an “epiphany.” “I felt like I needed to see what I was...
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Diemonds interview — Priya Panda chats about the band’s Juno nomination and the rise of women in metal

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March 30, 2016
Priya Panda

Diemonds is a band on the rise. After signing with eOne in 2015, the Toronto glam-metal act released their first major label album Never Wanna Die, which combines aggressive riffing with hair-metal hooks. Hot off a Juno nomination for Heavy Metal Album of the Year, frontwoman Priya Panda took...
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Msg Me Bro: Chat messaging with The Ocean Cure

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February 29, 2016
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Facebook conversations with The Ocean Cure: Pauline Taylor – Vocals Nick Baskerville – Guitar/Vocals Mike Di Monte – Guitar/Vocals Casius Muto-Wray – Bass/Vocals Nicola Sudano – Drums “Mans didn’t even supersize.” ______________________________ Me:  “Hey guys. I went to your show with Oh, Sleeper and thought it was great. I’m thinking of...
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Laura Sauvage Interview – on Music, Touring, Science and Talking Sharks…

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December 4, 2015
Laura Sauvage - photo by Shaun Fitl, Music Vice

  Following her show at Adelaide Hall in downtown Toronto where she performed with The Franklin Electric,  Montreal songwriter Laura Sauvage was apprehended by our rebel rouser Shaun Fitl for a conversation about music, touring, science and talking sharks. Me: What can you tell me about what you felt performing in front of...
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Cancer Bats interview – “Hey Instabands- Forget the cool hair and Instagram photos, just write good songs!”

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October 6, 2015
Cancer Bats interview – “Hey Instabands- Forget the cool hair and Instagram photos, just write good songs!”

Liam Cormier and Mike Peter of Cancer Bats – photo Brian Banks Gemma Mastroianni caught up with Liam Cormier and Mike Peters from Cancer Bats at Riot Fest last month to chat about playing their old stomping grounds at Downsview and offer some sage advice to new insta-bands about keeping it real....
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The Antlers interview – Brookyln band on tour with Spoon this June

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June 1, 2015
The Antlers - photo credit Mark Lemoine

The Antlers – photo: Mark Lemoine The Antlers are an indie rock band from Brooklyn New York, originating in 2006. The group comprises of Peter Silberman (vocals, composer), Michael Lerner (drums), and Darby Cicci (trumpet, upright/electric bass, keyboards, synths, vocals). Silbermans heavy lyrics and strong symphony steals peoples attention, and easily...
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Industry Insider: Adam Debevc, Manager of Sales at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

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November 17, 2014
Adam Debevc, Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Our latest installation of the Industry Insiders delves into the career specifics of a Manager of Sales for a large scale music organisation. Adam Debevc speaks about his role at Toronto Symphony Orchestra, its members, funding, and how he rose to his current position. Read on to hear about...
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Birds of Bellwoods – keeping busy as the rising band to watch

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September 30, 2014
Photo by Melissa Mather, courtesy of Birds of Bellwoods.

My first experience seeing Birds of Bellwoods perform live was at a house party in October of 2013. We were all there in celebration of a friend’s birthday when we cleared half the living room, strung up lights and sat on the floor, chairs and mismatched couches in the...
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Interviews

Liv Austen chatting with Ngawara for Music Vice, backstage in London

Say Hello To… Liv Austen

Liv Austen chats with Ngawara backstage before a show in London – photo Martin Cox for Music Vice Liv Austen is a Norwegian-born country artist who is attracting attention with her refreshingly tongue-in-cheek lyrics and charismatic stage performances. We caught up with her recently at her show in London, UK. Music Vice was excited to be...

Bobs and LoLo

Interview: Bobs and LoLo and the World of Children’s Music

For Juno nominees Robyn Hardy and Lorraine Pond, children’s music is serious business. “Basically teaching the next generation of super music fans,” Pond says. Known professionally as Bobs and LoLo, Hardy and Pond met as Girl Guides on Vancouver Island and have been making music together since high school. That said, Pond says...

Emilie-Claire Barlow - photo credit Steve Webster

Emilie-Claire Barlow interview: on Jazz, the Junos, and Genre-Bending

Emilie-Claire Barlow, a 2016 Juno Award nominee for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year –  photo Steve Webster Juno Award-winning jazz vocalist Emilie-Claire Barlow was sailing aboard the arctic icebreaker “Amundsen” when she had what she describes as an “epiphany.” “I felt like I needed to see what I was capable of if I really...

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