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Paper Lions interview – Triumphantly Marching Forward Into The Future…

October 13, 2011
Paper Lions

Paper Lions; Rob McPhee, David MacDonald, John McPhee and Colin Buchanan PEI, Canada’s Paper Lions embark on their Fall 2011 tour tonight, starting out in Fredericton, NB. We spoke to the band a few weeks back at the end of their September residency at The Supermarket in Toronto; where there were...
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T.O. Shows To Go To – Toronto October 2011 concert listings

October 1, 2011
Death From Above 1979 Toronto - illustration by Natascha Malta, Music Vice

Death From Above 1979 play the Sound Academy on 27 and 28 October – sexy illustration by Natascha Malta It’s sweater season! Yippee! The summer festival season has past but Every Silver Lining Has A Cloud and the good news is that the regular concert calendar is now back in full...
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Osheaga 2011 – Saturday review with Death from Above 1979, Karkwa, Ratatat

August 7, 2011
Osheaga 2011 – Saturday review with Death from Above 1979, Karkwa, Ratatat

Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal – site of Osheaga The Gig: Osheaga 2011 When: 30 July 2011 Where: Jean Drapeau Parc, Montreal, Quebec In One Word: Enthralling It is impossible not to notice the flux of visitors who have traveled to Montreal for the fest. The city’s main subway terminal is full of...
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Hands & Teeth interview: Toronto band talk cookies, music and tales from Parkdale

July 18, 2011
Hands & Teeth - Kevin Black and Jeff Pinto

Pixelated: Hands & Teeth members Kevin and Jeff Hands & Teeth are a band from Toronto.*  Kevin Black (vocals, guitar)  and Jeff Pinto (vocals, keys, guitar) spoke to Natascha Malta about music, cookies and living in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood. MV: The EP came out on October 1st of last year, which...
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NXNE 2011: The Big Round-Up

July 4, 2011
Chad Van Gaalen 'Popsicle Rain' by Natascha Malta

Chad Van Gaalen turned into Captain Buzzkill at NXNE 2011 Impressions of North By North East Festival 2011 in Toronto I got my first taste of the fest Thursday evening at Yonge and Dundas Square. Music Vice had some table space in the square that evening, and so I went to...
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NXNE 2011 Preview – Our Festival Picks

June 6, 2011
Devo at Osheaga music festival, 1 August 2010 - photo by Brian Banks, Music Vice

Devo! Yes!! The legendary band will be playing to the city of Toronto for free at Dundas Square for NXNE 2011 Toronto Excited for North By North East? Yeah, us too!! NXNE is coming up fast, happening this June from 13-19 June in Toronto, Ontario. Natascha rounds up some essential NXNE...
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The Airborne Toxic Event interview – TATE talk about All at Once, “selling out” and politics in music

May 25, 2011
The Airborne Toxic Event interview – TATE talk about All at Once, “selling out” and politics in music

The Airborne Toxic Event have just released their second album All At Once, the follow-up to their 2008 self-titled debut and it’s alternative radio hit “Sometime Around Midnight”. Natascha Malta joined TATE at the Opera House in Toronto on Friday 13 May a few hours before the band played another sold-out...
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tUnE-YaRdS with Buke and Gass at Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto – Gig review

May 15, 2011
tUnE-YaRdS - W H O K I L L S artwork

THE GIG: tUnE-YaRdS WHERE:  The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, Ontario WHEN:  12 May 2011 IN ONE WORD: Bouncing THE SHOW: tUnE-YaRdS is the musical project which started in the late 2000s when a friend gave Merrill Garbus a hand held tape recorder. The one-time puppeteer and ex-theatre worker began experimenting with the...
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The Damn Truth at The Central – Gig review and photos

March 24, 2011
The Damn Truth at The Central, Toronto, 18 March 2011 - photo Brian Banks, Music Vice

The Gig: The Damn Truth Where: The Central, Toronto, Ontario When: Thursday 17 March 2011 In One Word: Meaty It hasn’t quite been a week since Canadian Music Week concluded, and I have to admit that I’m feeling a little burnt out as far as the whole music scene is concerned....
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Misteur Valaire interview (CMW 2011) – Quebec band talk about their music

March 22, 2011
Misteur Valaire - photo by Caroline Aksich, Music Vice

François-Simon Déziel (France) : Basse, synthétiseur Jonathan Drouin (DRouin/ Kangaroo Joe) : Saxophone, synthétiseur Julien Harbec (Kilojules) : Batterie, tables tournantes Thomas Hébert (Roboto) : Trompette, piano, synthétiseur Louis-Pierre Phaneuf (Luis Clavis) : Percussions, voix It’s the first night of Canadian Music Fest and as Music Vice contributors Caroline Aksich and I are taking in the...
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