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Anton Mak

Despite being the highest-grossing genre in the world, hip-hop often struggles for space on local stages more

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Toronto's Shortstack Records, the 380-square-foot record shop in the Black Market, has developed an intense Instagram following of Toronto record collectors. more

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Corporate weed brands forge ahead with grey area sponsorships at music events more

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Samuel Engelking

Tau-Ming Lau launched an agency to represent and create safe spaces for women, LGBT and POC artists. It's called Blue Crane and it's putting on a showcase at Manifesto. more

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The Toronto hip-hop producer, a member of influential production trio Da Grassroots, died last month at age 47 more

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Cheol Joon Baek

Ticketmaster isn't allowing resales, but that hasn't stopped scalpers from turning to resale sites, eBay and Kijiji more

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Anil (@anilm24)

The Atlantic Mas founder talks stepping up Toronto's float game, diversity at Carnival and the chances of a Drake cameo at this year's Grand Parade more

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Karel Chladek

Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2018: Whether you’re looking for a hot and sweaty bashment, sunset block party or boat cruise, these queer and queer-friendly parties and events will make the first weekend of August the hottest of summer. more

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Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2018: from soca to dancehall, Afrobeat and more, here’s who’s soundtracking your weekend: Voice, Destra, Nailah Blackman and others. more

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Ikenna Douglas

20-year-old musician Nailah Blackman carries the legacy of soca in her blood, but she's also pushing the genre forward in a way few else have. Read this interview with the singer about her past and present in soca. more

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Dylan Chew

Toronto's new screamo/emotional hardcore festival New Friends Fest has arisen to foster a sense of community, mobilization and passion that's slipping away in the local scene. more

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Drake and Migos come to Toronto in August (but no OVO Fest?), along with David Byrne, Beach House, The National and others; plus Manifesto, Veld and Caribbean Carnival festivals. more

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Indie bands like the Rural Alberta Advantage, Sloan and Tokyo Police Club have found lucrative collaborations with craft breweries... even if they don't drink. more

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Radiohead's first concert in Toronto in ten years should be triumphant, but instead it's bittersweet, underscored by the lingering injustice of a 2012 stage collapse tragedy at Downsview Park. more

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Samuel Engelking

This year's 10 Polaris Prize short list contenders include albums from Daniel Caesar, U.S. Girls, Pierre Kwenders, Jeremy Dutcher, Snotty Nose Rez Kids and more. more

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Forget Stratford – the Biebs and his bride-to-be should get hitched at Ripley's Aquarium, the village or Hanlan's Point more

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Fighting against the city’s venue crisis, Future Peers, Witch Prophet and VERSA are throwing a multi-disciplinary show at the former home of Whippersnapper Gallery. more

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Leila Penteado

During a fraught time in the country's history, trans soul singer Liniker Barros and her band the Caramelows are empowering a generation of queer Brazilians. more

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Tanja-Tiziana

The indie music non-profit's board is launching an independent investigation following an ex-staffer's allegations against Jonny Dovercourt more

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