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Samuel Engelking

Just hours after the NBA championship celebration spilled into Yonge-Dundas Square, NXNE turned it into Festival Village Read more

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Samuel Engelking

While the Toronto Raptors were completing their historic championship run, our reviewers were catching festival sets by CupcakKe, Le1f, Sir Babygirl, Swamp Dogg and more Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Plus: more early NXNE reviews of Haviah Mighty, Dizzy and others Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Higher Brothers, the Chinese rap group brought unwavering energy and undeniable bangers to their concert at Toronto's Rebel, but their immersion into western hip-hop culture opens up a larger conversation. Read more

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Tanja-Tiziana

Concert review: Lizzo at Danforth Music Hall in Toronto: With a bigger Toronto show already announced, the ascending R&B/hip-hop show's concert was like a group hug, or a motivational seminar with catsuits. Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Reviews of Black Mountain, Zaki Ibrahim, Badge Époque Ensemble, Casey MQ and more from Canadian Music Week 2019. Read more

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Natalia Manzocco

CMW 2019: Reviews from the first few nights of the club-hopping music festival, including Television, Azealia Banks, Rhye, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead and more. Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Concert review: Morrissey at Sony Centre in Toronto. The legendary and controversial singer was as thorny and complicated as ever, with references to Faith Goldy, Marrissa Shen and his own mental health. Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Earl Sweatshirt's introspective lyrics and mellow flows don't always translate live, but they worked at this concert at Toronto's Rebel. Read more

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Phoebe Sequino

In Toronto, R&B icon Mariah Carey played in a more intimate venue, with deep cuts and memeable moments, but she still seems wedded to the arena-sized concert format. Read more

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Kate Killet

Along with danceable openers Haiku Hands, Nagoya-based band CHAI played a fun blast of a show at Velvet Underground with a resonating message of body positivity. Read more

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Samuel Engelking

The Swedish pop star sounded better than ever during her Honey tour closer at Rebel Read more

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Tanja-Tiziana

Concert review: Body/Head at the Great Hall. Underground icon Kim Gordon hasn't played here since Sonic Youth's Massey Hall show a decade ago, but she made up with it with this dreamlike duo guitar set with Bill Nace. Read more

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Jonathan Mannion

Concert review: Ella Mai at Danforth Music Hall. The rising R&B artist sings in a mode made popular around the time she was born, but her confidence and style makes her seem like one in a million. Read more

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Israel Ramos

At Toronto's Rebel, California rapper/drummer Anderson .Paak and his band the Free Nationals impressed with their versatility, but the newer material didn't hit like the old stuff. Read more

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Vanessa Heins

After putting out Familiar Drugs, Alexisonfire played a pair of mini-concerts, at House of Stombo and with Chastity at the Rec Room. Read more

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A comic concert review of Poppy's Toronto show at Danforth Music Hall: An illustrated take on the internet's meta pop star in the making. Read more

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Charles Prot

Above & Beyond, YOOKiE and Skee Mask were some of the world-class DJs that played Igloofest in 2019. Here's why this winter music festival should be on every electronic music fan's bucket-list. Read more

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Tanja-Tiziana

Concert review: King Princess at Danforth Music Hall. The 20-year-old rising Brooklyn pop star invited the audience to get sad with her – and Toronto fans were eating it up. Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Concert review: Chicago rapper Valee lacked the energy of Just John x Dom Dias and Sydanie, but new concert series It's OK*'s first event at Sully's Boxing Gym was still a success. Read more

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