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Lera Pentelute

Concert review: boygenius at Toronto's Danforth Music Hall. The trio of Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker carried serious weight when they came together. If only they did it more. more

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Samuel Engelking

A roll-call of rising Canadian and American artists including Gunna, NAV and Bryson Tiller helped the Toronto pop superstar launch his creative entrepreneurship incubator Hxouse more

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Paul Husband

Concert review: Low at the Great Hall in Toronto. The long-running Minnesota band leaned on their newest album, Double Negative – a gauzy, textural departure from the sound they're associated with. more

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Natalia Manzocco

Review: Carly Rae Jepsen did a rare Toronto performance at Hudson's Bay and Saks Fifth Avenue's holiday window unveiling, playing a wholesome four-song set that was half Christmas songs. more

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Cheol Joon Baek

Concert review: In Dreams: Roy Orbison In Concert – The Hologram Tour. The long-dead singer "performed" at Toronto's Sony Centre, opening several cans of worms in the process. more

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Tino Vacca

Concert review: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto: at the soul-stirring final show of their marathon Skeleton Tree tour, the band proved an arena can feel just as intimate as a sweaty bar gig. more

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Bao Ngo

Concert review: Mitski’s music has always been relatable, but the connection between audience and performer felt palpable at Toronto's Danforth Music Hall more

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Concert review: Alice Glass's collaboration with director Floria Sigismondi set a mysterious vibe, with dancers, lights and film art – but the visual element felt underwhelming. more

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Samuel Engelking

Concert review: Troye Sivan with Kim Petras at the Sony Centre in Toronto. One of the few current male pop stars to put queerness at the forefront of his music, Sivan has grown into his own as a confident, charismatic performer. more

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A concert review of Liz Phair and Speedy Ortiz in Toronto. In a rock show that centred women, it felt like an antidote to decades of bro-centric rockism. more

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Olivia Bednar

A review of Toronto's Night Owl Festival. The garage rock-heavy four-day fest continued to grow in its fourth year, putting a spotlight on local women and eclectic bands from around the world. more

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In the first of two sold-out shows in Toronto, Blood Orange and Yves Tumor showed off different versions of musicianship and showmanship. more

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Samuel Engelking

Concert review: all of Wu-Tang Clan came together for the 25th anniversary of their classic debut at Toronto's Rebel – a free concert sponsored by a cannabis company. more

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A concert review of Elton John's second farewell show in Toronto, at Scotiabank Arena: Though the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour is his long goodbye, the legendary singer remains at the height of relevance and performance power. more

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Concert review: In Toronto, JPEGMAFIA, the white-knuckle DIY Baltimore rapper/producer, met the energy of the frenzied crowd and fed it back to them. more

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Country music legends Shania Twain and Terri Clark shared the stage with many younger female stars. more

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Gabriella Rivera

Aqua and Prozzäk joined fellow colourful 90s pop throwback Whigfield at Toronto's Echo Beach for a chilly night of unabashed retro joy – including an honest-to-goodness Much Video Dance party! more

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Trung Dung Nguyen

Korea Town Acid and Edna King brought their A-game to Montreal, making their debuts on one of Canada's largest electronic music stages. more

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Review: Haim at TIFF's RBC Music House party in Toronto. The sisterly Los Angeles pop-rock trio kicked off the film festival in quirky style, trying their best to cut through the private party pretension more

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