Sandveiss – Bovine Sex Club, Toronto – November 27th, 2015

Review and Photos by Mike Bax (Note: I serviced this show using a Sony RX100 III. For club shows, I find the difference between this pocket camera and a high end DSLR is totally negligible.) Quebec City based four-piece, heavy rock band Sandveiss made their live Toronto debut this past Friday at the Bovine, to…

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…

ZZ Ward, The Opera House, Toronto – September 22nd, 2015

Review and Photos by Mike Bax ZZ Ward (ZZ being short for Zsuzsanna) performed this past Tuesday in Toronto, as the only Canadian date on her current fall tour to hype her upcoming album, This Means War (early 2016).   As part of the show she delivered tracks from the advance released EP, Love And War…

Kylesa – Mod Club Theatre, Toronto – September 3rd, 2015

Review and photos by Mike Bax No disrespect to Cult of Luna, Inaeona & Kosmograd, but this evening was all about Kylesa for me. I’m usually pretty open to new music, but due to utterly crappy traffic, I walked into the venue long after Inaeona & Kosmograd had performed. Kylesa was on stage tuning their…

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…