Mike Bax

Mike Bax

Managing Editor, Canada (Kitchener, ON, Canada)
- One day back in 2006, I got drunk with a friend and we decided to start a music magazine. That one lasted a few years. For many reasons, I folded that magazine and immediately started ANOTHER music magazine. That one made it another 6 years. During these many years, I’d run into Chris Gonda a lot. He always said "We should work together." Now we are. We both want global media domination. Full stop.
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The inimitable Biffy Clyro brought the live embodiment of their seventh full-length album Ellipsis to Toronto on Saturday night, performing an almost two-hour long set of some of their finest material to a capacity crowd of ecstatic fans.
on Apr 11, 2017
White Reaper guitarist/vocalist Tony Esposito chatted with us about their new album, and how relieved he and his band-mates are that it's finally out!
on Apr 10, 2017
Hours before her Toronto performance on what turned out to be one of the coldest nights of the winter so far, Agnes Obel talked candidly about her new album, her musicality, David Lynch and singing in English.
on Apr 05, 2017
Emperor Of Sand, with Brendan O'Brien back in the Production driver's seat yields an album that can truly give Crack The Skye a run for its money!
on Mar 08, 2017
Agnes Obel and her three bandmates delivered a humbling performance of eighteen songs that sounded nothing short of perfect.
on Mar 08, 2017
Pierce The Veil managed to deliver a stadium rock level show in a theatre environment while Crown The Empire and Falling In Reverse did an excellent job warming things up.
on Mar 05, 2017
Matt Snell is many things: Bassist; Mechanic; Educator; Jazz enthusiast; Metal fan. He’s also a very talkative fellow, yielding a very giving interview, answering all of the questions put to him with candor and detail that is most refreshing.
on Mar 02, 2017
Billy Talent! Alexisonfire! The Tragically Hip! Monster Truck! The Dirty Nil! This evening’s performance was a celebration of Billy Talent's success story as the band delivered a 2-hour performance filled with easter eggs for this very special evening of Canadian music.
on Mar 01, 2017
Le Trouble's sound is a sublime mixture of modern independent pulling from the past via acts like The Strokes, Modest Mouse and even a dash of Lou Reed.
on Feb 28, 2017

8.5 / 10

This 10-album boxed set of 45’s celebrating For All Kings is truly a monument of musical beauty.
on Feb 27, 2017
For more than three decades, RHCP has been wowing audiences with their melding of musical stylings and kinetic stage bravado, and tonight certainly delivered on all fronts.
on Feb 06, 2017
Atmospheric Los Angeles 2-piece band Collide are putting the finishing touches on a new album. A new PledgeMusic campaign is already in the works for core fans to take part with the band in the album’s finishing process!
on Jan 31, 2017
Right up front: Modern Ruin is easily the best material Carter has ever done. Bar none. This could very well be the album that Carter spends the rest of his life trying to top.
on Jan 26, 2017
Tom Cruise’s long-standing stunt coordinator, Wade Eastwood, talks candidly about the mechanics of creating a film like Paramount Pictures' 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back'
on Jan 23, 2017
This contest is now closed. Congrats to our winner: Terrance Young!
on Jan 21, 2017
The album is a deep wash of emotions and guitar-riddled anthems, an album that is both wounded and sure-footed in its song-craft.
on Jan 20, 2017

6.5 / 10

Priest has always been a bravura live band, and this 20 song live performance easily justifies the purchase of this set.
on Jan 16, 2017
The Dead Daisies vocalist John Corabi took some time during the final days of their European dates at the end of December to speak at length about the band, how they create music, and function as a unit in this digital age of music.
on Jan 11, 2017
Echolocation feels like there’s an overall cohesion to the songs - like it was written and sequenced to be an actual album and not just a collection of esoteric jams.
on Jan 06, 2017

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