Brian Banks

Editor and Founder, Music Vice Magazine. Writer. Photographer. Poet. From Scotland. Not Ireland. Proudly based in Toronto, Canada. Rock N' Roll Don't Pay The Rent... 

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RIP Tommy Ramone, Long Live the Ramones

July 12, 2014
The Ramones

The Ramones are dead. Long live The Ramones. © Brian Banks, Editor, Music Vice Share and discuss using the links below. Follow Music Vice on Twitter at @MusicVice. Long Live Indie. Brian BanksEditor and Founder,...
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Contest: Win TURF weekend passes

July 4, 2014
Contest: Win TURF weekend passes

This weekend the David Suzuki Foundation’s Homegrown Park Rangers will be at Toronto Urban Roots Festival, spreading the word about how to bring nature home to the city. Visit the David Suzuki tent at TURF to...
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Photo gallery: Metallica at Glastonbury 2014

June 28, 2014
Metallica at Glastonbury Festival 2014 - photo Brian Banks, Music Vice, all rights reserved

James Hetfield of Glastonbury 2014 headline band Metallica Exclusive photos from Saturday night headliners Metallica on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2014. Metallica are still on stage at time of posting. (Click thumbnails to view larger)...
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Glastonbury 2014 – A paradise of music and nature – day one photos

June 26, 2014
Glastonbury 2014 day one - photo Brian Banks,

I am at Glastonbury with Homegrown Sound, my new project promoting nature through music, and I couldn’t be in a better place – Glastonbury is a paradise of...
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Dilly Dally, Gold Pony, The Sandy Pockets at Handlebar, Toronto — Gig review

May 20, 2014
Gold Pony at Handlebar, Toronto, Wavelength #599 - photo Brian Banks

Who: Dilly Dally, The Sandy Pockets, Meeko Cheech, The Julee Cruise Ships, Gold Pony Where: Handlebar, Toronto When: Saturday, 17 May 2014 In One Word: Spiffing Right from the...
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Brody Dalle, Kennedy Cult and The Box Tiger at Horseshoe Tavern, CMW 2014 – Review and photos

May 8, 2014

Brody Dalle on stage at a headline show at Canadian Music Week 2014 – photo Brian Banks Who: Brody Dalle with Kennedy Cult and...
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Riot Fest Toronto Line-up Announced – The National, The Flaming Lips, City and Colour headlining

May 6, 2014

Initial line-up details for this year’s Riot Fest in Toronto have been released. The National, The Flaming Lips, City and Colour and Social Distortion are among...
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Review: Fanfarlo at Lee’s Palace — a musical call to arms for the environment and the fate of mankind

April 21, 2014
Fanfarlo - Lee's Palace, Toronto

Who: Fanfarlo When: 17 April 2014 Where: Lee’s Palace, Toronto In One Word: Inspiring “Well there is this lake. And it’s under kilometres...
Read More » Festival Pre-sale begins: headliners Tegan and Sara, Spoon, Arkells, Hannah Georgas

April 3, 2014 Festival 2014

The pre-sale has began for CBC Music’s second-annual music festival. Festival presale tickets are on sale from 10am  to 10pm Pacific Time today, 3 April. Tickets can be...
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New Fast Romantics video + contest: Win tickets to their Adelaide Hall show this Saturday

March 26, 2014
New Fast Romantics video + contest: Win tickets to their Adelaide Hall show this Saturday

Calgarian indie rock gunslingers Fast Romantics have released a new video for the title track from their second full-length album Afterlife Blues. Check out the waltzy, slow-grooving little...
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