Interview with Nick Valensi of CRX – November 10th, 2016

By Mike Bax Nick Valensi (The Strokes) is one of the last members of that band to branch off into a solo capacity and put material out on his own. CRX, an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 2013, includes Nick Valensi (lead vocals, guitar), Ralph Alexander (drums), Richie Follin (guitar, keyboard, backing…

CRX – The Great Hall, Toronto – November 14th, 2016

Review and photos by Mike Bax CRX is the less obvious (but in my opinion, far superior) side project that has spun out of New York five-piece garage rockers The Strokes. Formed by guitarist Nick Valensi, the band features Ralph Alexander of The Dose, Richie Follin of Guards, along with Darian Zahedi and Jon Safley…

Epica – The Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto – November 6th, 2016

Review and photos by Mike Bax Epica returned to Toronto last night to perform a majority of material from their fantastic new album The Holographic Principle, performing 15 songs over the course of an hour and fourty minutes at The Phoenix Concert Theatre. This tour brought Fleshgod Apocalypse, The Agonist and Atmora along for the…

Gojira – Rebel, Toronto – October 20th, 2016

Review and photos by Mike Bax Earlier this year, Gojira unleashed their heaviest, and best album to date – a beast of a disc entitled Magma. This evening’s performance at Rebel (formerly Sound Academy) was Gojira’s first stop in Toronto showcasing this new material live, the band playing 50% of the album this evening. There’s an…