Archive Reviews 2008

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Cancer Bats at The Mod Club, review and photos
Cancer Bats
Review and photos of Cancer Bats. With support from Dead And Divine, The Holly Springs Disaster and The Polar Bear Club.
December 21, 2008 at The Mod Club, Toronto
In one word: Etiquette
Protest The Hero at Sound Academy - Review and Photos
Protest The Hero and LIGHTS
A review and photos from Underground Operations’ Christmas show, featuring PTH, LIGHTS, Hostage Life and more.
December 18, 2008 at Sound Academy, Toronto
In one word: Religous
Before Their Eyes at The Lighthouse, Review and Photos
Before Their Eyes
A review and photos of Before Their Eyes hometown show in Findlay, OH.
December 12, 2008 at The Lighthouse, Findlay, Ohio
In one word: Wall-hugging
Rise Against show review and pictures
Rise Against
A review and photos from Rise Against’s show with Thursday and Sage Francis at CEPSUM, University of Montreal.
December 11, 2008 at CEPSUM, Montreal
In one word: Heart-on
Franz Ferdinand concert review, photos and set list
Franz Ferdinand
A review, photos and set list from Franz Ferdinand’s show in Toronto, with the band playing six songs from their forthcoming third album.
December 4, 2008 at Lee’s Palace, Toronto
In one word: Nostalgic
Ani DiFranco at Metropolis, Montreal - concert review
Ani DiFranco
A review of Ani DiFranco at the Met in Montreal. Support came from Pieta Brown.
November 22, 2008 at Metropolis, Montreal, Canada
In one word: …short?
All Time Low
A review of All Time Low, with Every Avenue, The Maine and Mayday Parade.
November 22, 2008 at The House Of Blues, Cleveland, Ohio
In one word: Fly
Dir En Grey at Le Medley, Montreal Review - Music Vice
Young Rival
A review and photos of Young Rival with Pumps – two Hamilton bands playing a hometown show.
November 20, 2008 at Club Absinthe, Hamilton, ON, Canada
In one word: Huxley
Nine Inch Nails - Review of  Lights In The Sky tour with Boris, Montreal
Dir En Grey
A review of Japanese band Dir En Grey‘s show in Montreal.
November 15, 2008 at Le Medley, Montreal, Canada
In one word: Gaaarrrbled
Nine Inch Nails - Review of  Lights In The Sky tour with Boris, Montreal
Nine Inch Nails
A review of the Montreal leg of NIN‘s ‘Lights In The Sky’ tour – including a complete set-list.
November 12, 2008 at Centre Bell, Montreal, Canada
In one word: Infuckingcredible
Michael Franti and Spearhead review and photographs Metropolis Montreal
Michael Franti and Spearhead
Review and photos of Michael Franti with Solillaquists of Sound. More Obama-charged good times in Montreal.
November 5, 2008 at Metropolis, Montreal, Canada
In one word: OBAMA!
Every Time I Die review and photos with The Bronx
Every Time I Die
Review and photos of Every Time I Die with The Bronx at the Opera House on the same night Obama got elected.
November 4, 2008 at the Opera House, Toronto, Canada
In one word: Floored
Rock Band Live Tour Review
Rock Band Live Tour
The video game comes alive with a tour including Dashboard Confessional, Panic At The Disco and Plain White T’s.
November 1, 2008 at the Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
In one word: Alright
Broken Social Scene concert review
Broken Social Scene
A review of Broken Social Scene‘s end of tour show on Halloween in Montreal. Support from Land of Talk.
October 31, 2008 at the Metropolis, Montreal, Canada
In one word: Blinding
Frankie Whyte And The Dead Idols Review
Frankie Whyte And The Dead Idols
A review of Frankie Whyte, Kill Kill Kill and Crüed. A Halloween bash at the Corktown, Hamilton.
October 31, 2008 at the Corktown, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
In one word: Guisers
Jolie Holland in Montreal - Review and Photos
Jolie Holland
Review and photos of Jolie Holland in Montreal.
October 30, 2008 at the Cabaret Juste Pour Rire, Montreal, Canada
In one word: Mellow
Big Giant and the Extravaganza Review
Big Giant and the Extravaganza
Mae, The Casualties, Just Surrender and more play a show with music, powercuts and other interesting stuff…
October 25, 2008 at the Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
In one word: ‘FAKE!’
Review: Anberlin at the House of Blues, Cleveland, Ohio
Anberlin
A review and photos of Anberlin at the House of Blues in Cleveland. Support from Straylight Run and Scary Kids Scaring Kids.
October 23, 2008 at the House Of Blues, Cleveland, Ohio
In one word: Intense
Review: Seasick Steve at Aberdeen Music Hall with Amy Lavere
Seasick Steve
A review and photos of former homeless guy Seasick Steve‘s gig in Aberdeen with Amy Lavere.
October 23, 2008 at Aberdeen Music Hall, Aberdeen, Scotland
In one word: Wow!
The Misfits Review
The Misfits
A review and photos of the the Misfits, with Rehab For Quitters.
October 22, 2008 at the Phoenix, Toronto, Canada
In one word: Endurance
HorrorPops concert review
HorrorPops
A review and photos of the HorrorPops in Montreal, with 7 Shot Screamers.
October 17, 2008 at Foufounes Électriques, Montreal, Canada
In one word: Jägermeister!
Mother Mother review
Mother Mother
A review of Mother Mother with The Wooden Sky.
October 15, 2008 at the Casbah, Hamilton, Canada
In one word: Maternal
Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper
The king of shock rock is still doing his thing at 60. Alice Cooper in Hamilton.
October 6, 2008 at Hamilton Place, Hamilton, Canada
In one word: Coop!
Silverstein - Brofest cancelled
Brofest – cancelled
Silverstein’s hometown cancer charity fundraiser gig was cancelled by fire marshals.
October 3, 2008 at 24/7 Live, Burlington, Canada
In one word: Bummer
You Say Party! We Say Die!
You Say Party! We Say Die!
A review of YSP! WSD!’s show during POP Montreal. ‘Support’ from BEAST.
October 1, 2008 at La Tulipe, Montreal, Canada
In one word: Partay!
Bad Religion
Bad Religion with The Bronx
Gig review and photos from the Toronto leg of the New Maps Of Hell tour.
September 24, 2008 at Sound Academy, Toronto, Canada
In one word: Primal

Music Vice - Festivals 2008 Coverage

Paul Weller at Virgin Festival 2008

Virgin Festival Toronto

11 Sept

2008

Check out the extensive review of all the action from Virgin Festival Toronto 2008. Featuring: Foo Fighters, Oasis, Against Me!, Paul Weller and many more.

Virgin Festival Toronto ’08 – Saturday
Virgin Festival Toronto ’08 – Sunday
Virgin Festival Toronto 2008 photo gallery
LIGHTS
Wakestock

30 July

2008

Review and photo’s of Wakestock at Toronto Island park, Toronto.

Featuring: Metric, LIGHTS, Crash Parallel, We Are Scientists and Dragonette

Wakestock review (with photos)

Warped Tour 2008 - Tour Water
Warped Tour 2008

23 July

2008

Reviews of Warped Tour in Detroit and Toronto.

Featuring: The Bronx, Broadway Calls, TAT, and um Katy Perry among others…

Toronto Warped Tour review with photos
Detroit review
Warped Tour photos
Rockstar Mayhem Fest
Mayhem Fest

10 Aug

2008

A review from the pit at Mayhem in Toronto.

Featuring: Slipknot, Disturbed, Airbourne

Mayhem Fest Toronto pit review

The Creepshow at SCENE Festival 2008

S.C.E.N.E. Festival

9 July

2008

Review and photo’s of SCENE festival in St. Catharine’s, Ontario.

Featuring: The Creepshow, Hunter Valentine, Frankie Whyte And The Dead Idols

S.C.E.N.E. Festival review

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