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Samuel Engelking

Halloween 2018 in Toronto: whether you're into live band karaoke, Y2K nostalgia, classic cinema or drag, there's a Haloween party for you this year. more

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Samuel Engelking

As they ride a serious hot streak, Haisla Nation hip-hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids make music for brotherhood, sisterhood, unity and Indigenous resurgence. more

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Cover story: Jessie Reyez takes us on a tour of her favourite Toronto spots, from Kensington Market to the 905. With a breakthrough new EP and her biggest headlining tour yet, the self-assured singer/songwriter is staying hungry. more

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Bear Witness is curating this year's X Avant new music festival in Toronto, expanding on the powerful and inclusive concept established on A Tribe Called Red's last album, We Are The Halluci Nation. more

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Amanda Fotes

Ahead of the annual punk and hardcore festival Not Dead Yet, we caught up with local Toronto bands around the city to talk community, resistance, localism and more. more

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John Londono

Toronto's Fucked Up are not the tightest knit band (to say the least), but they've kept it together for Dose Your Dreams, an adventurous new album that draws a whole community into their tenuous orbit. more

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Not unlike a brewery tour, Viryl's new Vinyl Pressing Experience will show the start to finish of record pressing in all its nerdy, industrial glory more

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Katie Lavoie

DJs and club-goers came together to discuss safe drug use in Toronto's party scene at Something Special’s Community Meeting. more

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Eliot Lee Hazel

In this interview, Cat Power's Chan Marshall tells us what her life has been like in the last six years before her latest album Wanderer. “Oh my god,” she says. “Okay. You ready?” more

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Nuit Blanche music 2018: from a time-machine look at Toronto's queer history to an exploration of Scarborough's influence in hip-hop, there's lots of art to take in with your ears. more

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The return of party pioneer Mike Wallace with his Dreamshatterer project recalls a DIY era of Toronto's recent past. more

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A rare interview with funk legend Betty Davis. A new documentary has brought the 70s star back into the spotlight, decades later. more

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Kate Killet

Portraits and live shots of fans and artists at Venus Fest, Toronto's second annual community-focused celebration of women and non-binary artists in music. Bully, Zola Jesus, OSHUN, Partner and others. more

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David D. Goldberg

While long-running Toronto music venues vanish, legendary blues bar Grossman's Tavern on Spadina is still operating more or less the same as it always has more

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Tim Saccenti

Our list of the best Toronto music festivals happening in fall 2018. Each offers something different, from Chinese music to hardcore, psych, hip-hop and more. more

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Norman Wong

The otherworldly singer of Broken Social Scene and AroarA has been given the confidence to raise her voice in a new way. more

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Enigmatic Americana, cosmic jazz, Indigenous hip-hop and a lo-fi legend – these are the shows to catch this season more

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Chinese rapper Tizzy T will play Modern Sky Festival alongside other artists from Asia and Canada

The Chinese music festival expands to Toronto with a lineup that includes Calvin Love, Bohan Pheonix and Sunset Rollercoaster. more

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You can expect big things from these Toronto artists this fall, from genre-stretching hardcore veterans to the next big R&B star more

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A secretly recorded live album, an indie rock supergroup and Lil Wayne’s long-awaited release are among our most anticipated this season. more

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