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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One of the best performances of the day came from The Orwells, also on the Rise Stage. Mario Cuomo, his signature long blond hair now cut short and slicked back, along with his bandmates Dominic Corso, Grant Brinner, Henry Brinner and Matt O'Keefe owned this stage today, oozing their kinetic energy onto the crowd through every song they played.
on Oct 19, 2017
Dead Cross - the most relentless and unforgiving performance of the weekend. Michael Crain (Retox) and Justin Pearson (the Locust, Head Wound City and Retox) along with the mighty Dave Lombardo and Mike Patton blasted their way through 45 minutes of sheer musical fury on the Roots stage at around 3:30 pm.
on Oct 02, 2017
Most Best-Of compilations tend to be a cash-grabbing marketing vehicle of old classics with a token new song to market as a single. Best Of Feeder happens to be an excellent nine song new album with 41 bonus old songs thrown in there for good measure - and it's totally worth the money it will cost you.
on Sep 25, 2017
After playing the delicate ”Branches/Bones" from the Not the Actual Events EP the band belted out “Wish” “Less Than” and “March Of the Pigs” in rapid succession amidst a cacophony of flashing lights and smoke.
on Sep 24, 2017
This evening’s concert by The Fell was one of approximately eight trial run live shows.
on Sep 20, 2017
This interview with Bison lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter James Farwell reveals a different songwriter than Bison fans have grown to love over the band’s decade with Metal Blade.
on Sep 19, 2017
Comeback Kid guitarist Jeremy Hiebert took twenty minutes out of his busy pre-press schedule to chat about the band's upcoming album Outsider.
on Sep 05, 2017
The level of big-stadium professionalism we got in a small room this evening was like a little piece of magic, a feeling that I saw reflected in most of the patrons during this performance.
on Aug 19, 2017
As with all Mew tours, lead singer Jonas Bjerre’s wonderful and strange visuals accompanied a majority of the songs performed - Visuals featuring heavily on spiraling Kaleidoscopic visuals that were projected upon the band as they played.
on Aug 17, 2017
Toronto, Canada's The Rockpile was shaken hard and fast when Faster Pussycat stormed through, along with openers CounterWait, Spin Dizzy, and Durty Little Secrets.
on Aug 16, 2017
Dragonforce has long established that they can perform blistering fast riffs and solos - as far as I’m concerned they are untouchable in their class. What’s been great to see over the past few years is a conscientious effort from the band to work on material that adheres to more traditional genres of metal.
on Jul 28, 2017
Unbuilt is a bi-annual culture and lifestyle publication that was scheduled to be released twice a year free of advertising and is the brainchild of Tom Bejgrowicz, along with fellow editors D. Randall Blythe (Vocalist, Lamb of God) and Alex Skolnick (Lead Guitarist, Testament).
on Jul 25, 2017
What’s cool and Canadian? Catching 54-40 two days before Canada Day at Maxwell’s Concerts & Events in Waterloo.
on Jul 05, 2017
Getting to see Bullet For My Valentine in a venue the size of The Phoenix is a total treat, and fans tonight knew it.
on Jun 30, 2017
With Juice recently re-issued as a 25th-anniversary edition on Blu-ray, Ernest Dickerson took some time to field a few questions around its re-release, plus The Wire and HBO’s much anticipated new series, The Deuce.
on Jun 28, 2017

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If there is such a thing as singer/songwriter exploration within the genre of electronic EDM music - Offworld is a prime example of how to do it successfully.
on Jun 24, 2017
I don’t think I ever would have gone on the air in any other broadcast environment, ever, on the planet. Only Much Music would have taken somebody like me and put me in front of a camera and then said: “learn”. And I learned in front of the nation.
on Jun 22, 2017
The Iron Maidens just stopped by the Rockpile to perform a wonderful set of deep cuts lifting from the albums that make up the first ten years of Iron Maiden.
on Jun 19, 2017
Day three of Rock On the Range 2017 was always the forecasted day for heavy rainfall. Naturally, it wound up being the day with the least amount of rain.
on Jun 07, 2017
Day two of Rock On the Range 2017 started off with more weather delays courtesy of a second storm cell looming over Ohio.
on Jun 05, 2017

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