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The music biz is eager to sign them and send them on the road. But like the overblown real estate market, buzz bands are out of hand, writes Wavelength programmer Jonathan Bunce more

Feb 16, 2017 6:13 PM Features

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For 10 years, amateur MCs have gotten to perform alongside legends like Maestro Fresh Wes, Phife Dawg and, for the final event, Pete Rock more

Feb 14, 2017 4:22 PM Features

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Anne de Haas

Opportunities all-year round, not just after tragedies more

Feb 13, 2017 6:36 PM Features


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The Toronto rapper will share the stage with a group of Filipino-Canadian musicians at the 17th annual indie music festival more

Feb 10, 2017 10:00 AM Features

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Non-Black musicians are afraid to tackle material born of slavery, but oversensitivity is putting the survival of a deserving repertoire at risk, writes Measha Brueggergosman more

Feb 9, 2017 9:00 AM Features

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We're excited to hear more from TiKA, Jessie Reyez, Plaza and Jayd Ink more

Feb 8, 2017 11:27 AM Features



A lawyer for the Polson Pier venue's owners says reports of a 15,000-capacity megaclub are exaggerated, but Rebel's new liquor licence application still has neighbours fuming more

Feb 3, 2017 1:21 PM Features

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Kristel Jax

The Toronto musician talks office jobs and the dangers of losing DIY venues – and premieres her new single, Turgid more

Feb 2, 2017 10:31 AM Features

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Heather Pollock

The country rockers returned to the family basement to record their 10th album more

Feb 1, 2017 2:57 PM Features

We're stoked for Mustafa the Poet, Smoke Dawg, The Sorority and more more

Jan 31, 2017 3:45 PM Features

The crackdown on underground venues threatens to erode community and risk-taking programming more

Jan 30, 2017 1:46 PM Features


Renata Raksha

The "actual impending apocalypse" fuels the Toronto-formed band's third album more

Jan 16, 2017 5:54 PM Features


Kenneth Cappello

The Montreal DJ/producer's In The Loop box-set chronicles the journey from blog-house to EDM more

Jan 13, 2017 11:51 AM Features

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Victoria Czerniawska

"I wouldn’t mourn for Soybomb because it’s people who made this happen, and we can do it again, bigger and badder." more

Jan 12, 2017 5:50 PM Features


Chelsee Ivan

New sounds coming soon from Phèdre, Eyeballs, Castle If and more more

Jan 11, 2017 1:37 PM Features


Ed Hanley

Six local musicians tell us where they've had the best experiences buying and fixing their instruments more

Jan 11, 2017 9:00 AM Features



The music duplication company expands into record-making thanks to new locally made presses by Viryl. That's right: new and local presses. more

Jan 10, 2017 12:15 PM Features

Look out for House of Resistance, Bruce Trail, E-Saggila and more this year more

Jan 3, 2017 2:22 PM Features

The Tragically Hip, August 10th, 2016 at the ACC in Toronto.


CBC Radio broadcaster George Stroumboulopoulos has spent more than a year working on HIP30, a four-hour special airing on New Year's Day more

Dec 22, 2016 3:26 PM Features



Toronto continued to experience a shrinking pool of music venues this year, but some promising new spots also opened more

Dec 19, 2016 12:31 PM Features 2 Comments