Editorial

Scottish DIY punks Cleavers get on BBC Radio – an indie feel good story

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January 18, 2012
Cleavers

Are you an independent artist searching for that next step? The next rung up the ladder? That seemingly intangible ‘break’? That’s you and a million other aspiring artists. It’s easy get disheartened but here’s an indie success story in the making that may raise your spirits on a dreary winter’s day…...
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John Peel Day – Joy Division “Insight” tribute video

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October 25, 2011
John Peel

John Peel – a true hero to music, and champion of so many great bands It is seven years today – 25 October 2011 – since BBC DJ John Peel died. John Peel was one of the most influential people in music and the greatest radio DJ ever. I made a...
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Bored of rock? Fear not! The Darkness are back!

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August 30, 2011
The Darkness are back, 2011 - photo credit Marianne Harris

Getting bored of all the same-old, same-old rock music out right now? It’s been a while since something really different came along…. nearly a decade in fact … something fresh, off the wall, ridiculous… FUN.  Something different in a stagnant scene. That something was The Darkness, and guess what? They’re making...
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NXNE 2011 – Editor’s Wrap-Up

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July 8, 2011
Jay Reatard 'Better Than Something' Canadian premiere at Toronto Underground Cinema - photo Brian Banks, Music Vice

North By North East music festival was another blurry fun-filled week of music and shenanigans in Canada’s music capital, Toronto. Everybody’s experiences are different, natch, but I will remember NXNE 2011 for a few reasons. Here’s my cut-to-the-chase look back at what mattered at NXNE 2011 to me. Un: Jay Reatard...
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NXNE 2011 went punk so we made a zine! Get your copy now

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June 21, 2011
Milo Goes To Canada - Descendents front cover shot of special edition Music Vice NXNE zine

North By North East (NXNE) music festival came and went last week in Toronto in a flash. You may have thought we were sleeping or hungover like dogs here at Music Vice given the lack of NXNE reports online thus far (don’t fret, they’re coming!) but the truth is we had...
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NXNE soccer 2011! Today at 1.30pm

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June 19, 2011
NXNE Charity Soccer

Brendan Canning (red) and Adan van Koeverden battle for the ball at last year’s NXNE charity soccer (Brian Banks in background) NXNE 2011 in Toronto is coming to an end but not without a bang. Come nurse your post-festival hangover in the sun by watching the 5th annual NXNE ‘Put The...
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Australian hardcore band Urgent Blood break-up: last copies of their 7″ vinyl available in Toronto record stores

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May 23, 2011
Hits and Misses records, 799 Queen Street West, Toronto - photo by Brian Banks, Music Vice

Good day dear readers, happy Victoria Day. Only a few months ago, in February, we introduced you to a hardcore band from Melbourne, Australia called Urgent Blood. In the short time since their interview with Music Vice, Urgent Blood have split up. Members of the group have already gone on to...
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Editorial Pissings #9 – Meeting Anvil, the dedication needed to being indie and my CMW wrap-up

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March 24, 2011
Anvil listening party - photo of Robb Reiner and Steve Kudlow in Noble Street studios by Brian Banks, Music Vice

Meeting Anvil Earlier this month on Saturday 12 March, during Canadian Music Week 2011, I had the privilege of meeting Canadian metal band Anvil. Two years earlier, I had first learned about Anvil after first seeing them live on Friday night at CMW ’09 and then later that weekend seeing the...
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Another crazy year in the rock and roll scene… my favourite moments of 2010

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January 31, 2011

2010 was an amazing year. While we’re in the middle of the ‘winter slowdown’, I thought I’d take a look back at some of my favourite moments of 2010, which was the most insane year yet I’ve had in the rock and roll scene. Below are my favourite moments… or at...
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Big screen debut – my G20 short to premiere at the Reel Awareness film festival this weekend in Toronto

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November 17, 2010
Reel Awareness 2010 Toronto

Big Screen Debut – My short film on the G20 to premiere at Reel Awareness this weekend This weekend in Toronto the 5th Annual Reel Awareness Film Festival takes place from Thursday 18 November to Sunday 21 November. The festival is organized and presented by Amnesty International and takes place at...
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