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... 

Web Site: http://www.musicvice.com


Music Vice Writers Top Five Albums Of 2009

January 2, 2010
Music Vice Writers Top Five Albums Of 2009

Tired of all the end-of-year and end-of-decade listomania? Fair enough, but we felt the need to oblige and chip in with our two-cents worth as well. Some Music Vice writers list their top...
Read More »

Album Review: The Rural Alberta Advantage – Hometowns

January 1, 2010
Album Review: The Rural Alberta Advantage – Hometowns

Album review of Hometowns by The Rural Alberta Advantage. Music Vice editor Brian Banks' album of 2009. Released July, 2009 on Saddle Creek. In one word: Fervent
Rage Beat X Factor to UK Christmas No. 1

History has just been made. The UK’s Xmas Number 1 is Rage Against The Machine selling 502,672 copies of “Killing In The Name Of”. X Factor winner Joe McElderry is Number 2...
Read More »

New Portishead Single For Amnesty

December 9, 2009
New Portishead Single For Amnesty

Tonight back home in the UK, Radio 1 gave very first play of the brand new Portishead track, “Chase the Tear”. Portishead have written this track especially for Amnesty International in support of Amnesty’s work and...
Read More »

Muse Announce US/Canada Tour Dates 2010

December 8, 2009

Muse have just announced six gigs in the USA for 2010. The gigs listed today via their Myspace page are as follows: 27 February 2010 – Gwinnett Center, Atlanta, GA 1 March 2010 – Patriot...
Read More »

Mew with The D’Urbervilles at The Mod Club, Toronto, 6 December 2009 – Live Review, Photos and Setlist

December 7, 2009
Mew with The D’Urbervilles at The Mod Club, Toronto, 6 December 2009 – Live Review, Photos and Setlist

Gig/Concert: Mew with The D’Urberviles Venue: The Mod Club, College Street, Toronto Date: 6 December 2009 Headliners: Mew In one word: Enthralling Arriving...
Read More »

The Big Bop in Toronto Set To Close

December 5, 2009
The Big Bop in Toronto Set To Close

There are reports and rumours today in Toronto that The Big Bop is set to close it’s doors.  And let me tell you folks, I’m a particularly sad panda upon hearing this news…...
Read More »

The Prodigy – Invaders Must Die (Special Edition)

December 4, 2009
The Prodigy – Invaders Must Die (Special Edition)

Title: Invaders Must Die Artist: The Prodigy Label: Take Me To The Hospital, Cooking Vinyl Released: November 2009 In one word: Bouncing The opening words ‘We Are The Prodigy’ of the first track...
Read More »

Nitzer Ebb with Opopo at The Mod Club, Toronto, 1 December 2009 – Live Review and Show Photos

December 3, 2009
Nitzer Ebb with Opopo at The Mod Club, Toronto, 1 December 2009 – Live Review and Show Photos

Gig/Concert: Nitzer Ebb ‘Industrial Complex’ tour, with local support from Opopo Venue: The Mod Club, College Street, Toronto Date: 1 December 2009 Headliners:...
Read More »

Henry Rollins ‘Frequent Flyer’ Tour

December 1, 2009
Henry Rollins ‘Frequent Flyer’ Tour

Good news folks, Henry Rollins is taking his spoken-word gig back on the road in 2010! Henry’s Frequent Flyer Tour tour kicks off January 12 in Dublin, with the 45-date first North American leg departing from...
Read More »