Reviews

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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Album Review: Alanna Matty – Ante Meridiem

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September 18, 2014
Album Review: Alanna Matty – Ante Meridiem

Title: Ante Meridiem Artist: Alanna Matty Record Label: Independent Date: 
August 2014 In One Word: Evolved In this generation it seems as if there’s one criterion in which a solo musician lacks. The rawness and pureness of a smooth single acoustic guitar set is always soothing to the ear; however, experimenting...
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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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The Kickstand Band at Wrong Bar, Toronto, NXNE 2014 – Gig review and photos

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June 26, 2014

Who: The Kickstand Band Where: Wrong Bar, Toronto When: Thursday, 19 June 2014 In One Word: Sunny Detroit, MI knows how to produce sunny, surf-rock sounds, and The Kickstand Band is proof that it’s working. Seemingly drawing inspiration from the distorted sounds of surf-rock, the energy of pop-rock and the soulfulness of...
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Blaire Alise and the Bombshells at Wrong Bar, Toronto, NXNE 2014 – Gig review and photos

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June 26, 2014

Who: Blaire Alise and the Bombshells Where: Wrong Bar, Toronto When: Thursday, 19 June 2014 In One Word: Refreshing Blaire Alise and the Bombshells is a rockabilly outfit hailing from Detroit, MI. Drawing inspiration from the rockabilly sounds of the 50’s, this band produces something refreshing while still paying homage to...
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Glastonbury 2014 – A paradise of music and nature – day one photos

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June 26, 2014
Glastonbury 2014 day one - photo Brian Banks, www.homegrownsound.org

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 music and nature. I spent Wednesday at Glastonbury exploring the MASSIVE festival site. Everywhere you look at Glastonbury you are surrounded by nature:...
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Elbow at Danforth Music Hall, Toronto — Gig review

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May 21, 2014
Elbow - photo credit Tom Sheehan

Elbow – photo Tom Sheehan Who: Elbow Where: Danforth Music Hall, Toronto When: Saturday, 17 May 2014 In One Word: Perspicacious The first time I saw Elbow live was June 2002. They were the opening act for Doves at the fabulous Palais Royale. It was the first time I have ever been...
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