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From Raptors anthems to a reggaeton time machine to the city's own Yeehaw king, these are the songs to fuel your next patio day Read more

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Pabllo Vittar, Bruno Capinan and DJ Jess Lucas are making music and throwing parties as a form of resistance Read more

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SAMUEL ENGELKING

The local community arts organization is celebrating its 20th birthday with a massive new headquarters on the waterfront, but it’s focused straight ahead Read more

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Maya Fuhr

The experimental pop trio have seen the city's DIY creative communities handcuffed by political interests and capitalist real estate agendas, but they're not giving up Read more

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Frank Dukes' Parkscapes is available for sampling and licensing, with all the proceeds going back to the funding-slashed program Read more

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Including Diana Ross, Tower of Power, Dominique Fils-Aimé, Shad and many more free and ticketed shows at the 10-day festival Read more

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SAMUEL ENGELKING

After a five-year hiatus, the trailblazing party founded by late artist Will Munro is back for a one-off Pride event with a lineup that spans generations Read more

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Pride is a great time to catch underground queer musicians and performers who don’t regularly play in town. Here are the artists you should prioritize this weekend Read more

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Yann Orhan

Montreal’s lunar celebration of global music and inclusive vibes brings South African artist Nakhane to the Pride Main Stage Read more

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Listen to the original Raptor Foot, a new anthem for the Toronto Raptors. The reggae song from Scarborough's General Genius is celebrating our moment at the NBA Finals Read more

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From underrated local rappers to a band from Taiwan, here are the acts you can discover at the nine-day event Read more

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We caught up with the Toronto rapper to talk about the city's energy during the NBA Finals, working with his cousin Steph Curry and his upcoming EP Sun Of Dawn. Read more

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Billie Eilish, PUP, U.S. Girls and more – here are the shows to catch this month Read more

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They're not an obvious choice for civic celebration, but to the artists playing the Pillars Picnic the concrete monoliths' disappearance represents how we treat our concrete heritage. Read more

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For over 30 years, as a host on Edge 102.1 and Indie88 and with his Nu Music Nites at the Horseshoe, Dave Bookman, aka Bookie, has been crucial for discovering new music in Toronto. Read more

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Win Kuplowsky

The Team Building event, which started at Holy Oak and now takes place at Burdock, encourages vulnerability, experimentation and community-building. Read more

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Luca Tarantini

After impressing us with their debut album, the Toronto prog-pop band had to overcome a series of trials to make the next one. This interview took place over three years. Read more

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Monika Mogi

"As people have been saying for thousands of years – love is the only answer to the absurdity of the world," says indie rock luminary Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend in this deeply reflective Q&A. Read more

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Samuel Engelking

While big arena shows are increasingly expensive, independent promoters are finding ways to make live music more accessible Read more

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Canadian Music Week isn't all industry panels – from vintage psych-rock to fiercely feminist Toronto hip-hop, here are some of the best bets and hidden gems of CMW 2019. Read more

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