Toronto's songs of summer '16

A recap of the sweltering season's music news and trends in five songs

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Catch Absolutely Free, Soupcans and more at Intersection more »

Aug 31, 2016 12:00 AM Music


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The hometown electronic trio's second annual Birthday Party festival included sets by Mannie Fresh, Lunice and AraabMuzik more »

Aug 29, 2016 11:52 AM Concert reviews

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The newly renovated Polson Street club and concert venue finally has a new name more »

Aug 25, 2016 4:35 PM Music

Dave Grohl also joined the band for a cover of MC5's Kick Out The Jams more »

Aug 25, 2016 1:45 PM Concert reviews

There's a growing number of us kicking down the doors of the metal scene more »

Aug 25, 2016 12:00 AM Features

What the event's move this year means for street performers more »

Aug 24, 2016 9:14 PM Festivals


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"I've always dressed a little bit strange and like things that are flamboyant and large, so why not insert that into the music and videos?" more »

Aug 24, 2016 6:30 PM Features

Intelligent songwriting is the record's through line more »

Aug 24, 2016 5:30 PM Album reviews

Mangy Love is resolutely contemporary on its own terms more »

Aug 24, 2016 5:30 PM Album reviews


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The controversial exotic animal zoo refunding tickets to this weekend's event more »

Aug 24, 2016 3:23 PM Music

The newly renovated venue at Queen and Dovercourt wants to diversify programming with an expanded capacity and upgraded sound and lighting more »

Aug 24, 2016 8:00 AM Music 2 Comments

Plus: Manifesto Festival, Terra Lightfoot, Flosstradamus, The Fray, Harrison, Clairmont The Second and more more »

Aug 23, 2016 2:42 PM Music

Mob Bounce and DJ NDN are playing the first edition at the Burdock on August 26 more »

Aug 23, 2016 2:15 PM Music

Blonde and Endless are beautiful and intricately detailed patchworks of emotions and experiences from a guy keenly aware that he is going to die more »

Aug 22, 2016 12:41 PM Album reviews



Many of the city's concert halls and theatres will play The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration for free on August 20 more »

Aug 18, 2016 2:00 PM Music

And they have already made a song together more »

Aug 17, 2016 8:00 PM Features



If you see Dovercourt at Camp Wavelength this weekend, give him a hug more »

Aug 17, 2016 8:00 PM Music

NOW's Michael Rancic on the songs he can't stop listening to, including a Germaphobes premiere more »

Aug 17, 2016 7:30 PM Music

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