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…

Monolord – Vænir review

Riding Easy Records Review by Mike Bax Soooo fucking good!! Hm. Maybe a little more than that, yes? When guitar player and vocalist Thomas Jäger (Marulk), drummer Esben Willems (Marulk) and bassist Mika Häkki (Rotten Sound) got together in 2013 and unleashed Empress Rising upon unsuspecting masses, the album was universally lauded among doom-metal enthusiasts…

Lieutenant w Yukon Blonde – Mod Club Theatre, Toronto April 1st, 2015

Review and Photos by Mike Bax On this April 1st, it was no joke people filled the Mod Club Theatre early to see Canadian five-piece Yukon Blonde opening for Nate Mendel’s solo project Lieutenant. I swear I bumped into more musicians in the crowd walking towards the stage (Sheepdogs and Tokyo Police Club, I’m talking…

The Melvins live at the Opera House – September 1st, 2010

Since the Melvins have not come to Canada for a decade, their performance was a celebration of their disfigured creations over the last twenty-five years. The band opened with the opening tracks from their latest album “The Bride Screamed Murder” before jumping into fan favourites from albums like 1993’s “Houdini” and 2006’s “(A) Senile Animal”,…

Bonnaroo 2010 – Manchester TN, June 10th – 14th

Bonnaroo 2010 was off-the-hook fun. The sweltering heat (reaching a balmy 115 degrees on Sunday) I could have done without, but I guess it all goes with the experience – as Bonnaroo and high temperatures go hand in hand from what I understand. This slideshow is just bands from this years festival. I should add…