Venom Inc – The Hard Luck, Toronto – January 10th, 2016

Review by Mike Bax Photos by Andrew Hartl Originally booked for Danforth Music Hall, this show was moved to The Hard Luck a week before the show. I think the sound might have been better at the Danforth, but the experience of seeing so many great Venom songs in a room like The Hard Luck…

Leon Bridges – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto – October 23rd, 2015

Review and Photos by Mike Bax Proving to a modern generation of music fans that soul and gospel music is both timeless and relevant, Leon Bridges is currently celebrating his successful debut album, Coming Home, on a run of multiple sold out shows all across North America. His stop in Toronto at the Danforth Music…

Melvins – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto – June 22nd, 2015

Review and Photos by Mike Bax The Hold It In 2015 Tour There’s really NOTHING like a Melvins’ live experience. Nothing! Regular members’ guitarist/vocalist Buzz Osborne and drummer/vocalist Dale Crover tend to tour with a rotating bassist, and Butthole Surfers’ Jeff Pinkus fills that position on the duration of this tour. Pinkus and Butthole Surfers…

Ride – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto – June 2nd, 2015

Review and Photos by Mike Bax While some might say the definitive shoegaze-era band is My Bloody Valentine, I’d lean a little more towards RIDE myself. Mark Gardener, Andy Bell, Steve Queralt and Laurence Colbert, the Oxford quartet that produced an assortment of EPs and four commercial full length releases of such utterly sterling material,…