Nothing w Wrong – Lee’s Palace, Toronto – June 7th, 2016

Review and Photos by Mike Bax Bring the noise! Last night, twenty bucks got you four bands bringing an assortment of musical stylings and decibel levels spanning four hours of music at Lee’s Palace in Toronto. Relapse Records label mates (and road mates, this being their second run of dates together) Nothing and Wrong are…

Interview with Big Black Delta – May 17th, 2016

By Mike Bax Lead photo by Jeff Brown and Caspar Newbolt I first saw Jonathan Bates in January of 2003, opening for Johnny Marr at Lee’s Palace in Toronto under the moniker of mellowdrone. At the time, mellowdrone only had a handful of singles and EPs available. I can still remember how impressed I was with…

Interview with Carla Azar – Autolux, April 7th, 2016

By Mike Bax Carving out their own niche in a musical tapestry that is full of bands and musicians all sounding derivative of someone or something else, there is Autolux. Consisting of musicians Carla Azar, Greg Edwards and Eugene Goreshter, Autolux has put out an album every 6 years since their debut of Future Perfect…

Autolux – Lee’s Palace, April 7th, 2016

Review and Photos by Mike Bax And now, the task at hand; attempting to describe a concert that was indescribably good. Autolux is a Los Angeles three-piece alternative rock band comprised of Eugene Goreshter (lead vocals/bass), Greg Edwards (guitar/vocals) and Carla Azar (drums/vocals). The band is often lumped into the category of ‘shoegazer’ music because…

Failure – Lee’s Palace, Toronto – August 18th, 2015

Photos and review by Mike Bax The last time Failure played Toronto, it was at the Mod Club celebrating their reunion with a modest run of small venue club dates. This show in many ways was a bigger reason to celebrate, as the reunited band members in Failure were touring an album that nobody (the…

Electric Wizard – Lee’s Palace, Toronto – April 5th, 2015

Review and Photos by Mike Bax (All iPhone 5S photos) While everyone in Toronto lost their minds over the über-hard-to-access Mumford And Sons concert at Lee’s Palace on Friday night, the REAL music heads were celebrating their Easter Sunday wedged into the very same venue for ANOTHER über-hard-to-get-into concert by UK doomsmith’s Electric Wizard. This…

Torche w Nothing & Wrong – Lee’s Palace, Toronto – March 21st, 2015

Review and Photos by Mike Bax An evening where wrong was so right, nothing was really something, and Torche blew the roof of the venue. For only twenty bucks. Saturday night was already promising to be something special with Relapse Records’ bands Torche and Nothing performing together. Even with their own signature sounds, there can…