Gig Reviews

Dirty Frigs at The Garrison, Toronto – Gig review [CMW 2015]

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May 6, 2015
Dirty Frigs at The Garrison, CMW 2015 - photo Brian Banks

Who: Dirty Frigs, Programm Where: The Garrison, Toronto When: Tuesday, 5 May 2015 In One Word: Catatonic I arrived at the Garrison in time to see Whitby, ON’s Programm, the maturation of Volcano Playground, come to a boil. I liked their first band a lot, I like this one too. Programm’s music hits a...
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Stegall, The Fight and The Wicks at Rancho Relaxo – Gig review and photos [CMW 2015]

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May 6, 2015
Stegall at Rancho Relaxo, CMW 2015 - photo Lucy Sky, Music Vice

Who: Stegall, The Fight, The Wicks Where: Rancho Relaxo, Toronto When: Tuesday, 5 May 2015 In One Word: Outstanding With their mellow sound that has been compared to Neil Young, The Wicks put on a stellar performance for the crowd at Rancho Relaxo. Their sound matched their performance to a tee. While still...
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Friday Night Trend, Curses at Hard Luck Bar, Toronto – Gig review [CMW 2015]

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May 4, 2015
Friday Night Trend at Hard Luck Bar, Toronto - CMW 2015

Who: Friday Night Trend, Curses at Canadian Music Week Where: Hard Luck Bar, Toronto When: Saturday, 2 May 2015 In One Word: Promising A small crowd doesn’t always mean a disappointing show. Headliners Friday Night Trend brought a small but adequate crowd to the Hard Luck and still got everyone dancing. The all-ages show...
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Daniel Lanois, Terra Lightfoot at the Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto – Gig review [CMW 2015]

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May 4, 2015
Terra Lightfoot at the Horseshoe Tavern, CMW 2015 - photo Brian Banks

Who: Daniel Lanois, Terra Lightfoot at Canadian Music Week Where: The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto When: Friday, 1 May 2015 In One Word: Phenomenal It’s officially open season. May 1st, and the first music festival of the summer as CMW takes over with shows for the next ten days at venues all over downtown Toronto....
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Fidlar at The Great Hall, Toronto – Gig review [CMW 2015]

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May 4, 2015
Fidlar

Who: Fidlar at Canadian Music Week Where: The Great Hall, Toronto When: Friday, 1 May 2015 In One Word: Exceeding Alternative-punk band Fidlar from Los Angelas,California kicked off Canadian Music Week with a bang. The band’s name actually has an acronym which is, “F*** It Dog, Life’s a Risk”. Openers included (in...
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Headquarters Cooperative at Coalition, T.O., Toronto – gig review and photos

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September 30, 2014

Who: Joob feat. Funky Fil and Fatsound; The Corsets; Edgewater Hotel (for Headquarters Cooperative) Where: Coalition T.O., Toronto When: Friday, 19 September 2014 In One Word: Multifaceted In a basement bar just within Kensington Market, Headquarters Cooperative launched their new products and their status as the supergroup to watch in the...
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The Flaming Lips at Riot Fest, Toronto – Photos

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September 7, 2014
The Flaming Lips at Riot Fest, Toronto – Photos

Wayne Coyne – photo Brian Banks Wayne Coyne and his band of merry men and women — mushrooms, butterflies and a glowing sun… — known as The Flaming Lips are one of the most fantastically fun bands you could ever see. Maybe it was the homemade acid candy that the band...
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Photo gallery: Metallica at Glastonbury 2014

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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) © Brian Banks, Editor, Music Vice All photos by Brian Banks, all rights reserved. Share and...
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Dan Croll at Wrong Bar, Toronto, NXNE 2014 – Gig review and photos

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June 26, 2014

Who: Dan Croll Where: Wrong Bar, Toronto When: Thursday, 19 June 2014 In One Word: Eclectic It was 1:30 a.m. and the crowd started to get restless, but it was well worth the wait. U.K.’s Dan Croll stole the show at Wrong Bar, wrapping up a night full of great music....
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Beach Day at Wrong Bar, Toronto, NXNE 2014 – Gig review and photos

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June 26, 2014

Who: Beach Day Where: Wrong Bar, Toronto When: Thursday, 19 June 2014 In One Word: Gritty In keeping up with the beachy-grunge line-up at Wrong Bar, Beach Day was a welcome inclusion. Specializing in the 60’s garage-rock sound, the Hollywood, FL band made for a chill set. Beach Day has tapped into...
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