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As weed goes corporate, so might its relationship with musicians and artists. How Canadian pot regulations, marketing laws and criminalization of people of colour will affect music and cannabis. more

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Richmond Lam

Young Galaxy member Stephen Ramsay says, “It feels like late-period capitalism is sinking its fangs into everyone. The middle class is gutted, and the top artists are in control of what used to be shared.” more

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Jora Frantzis

The New York rapper is repping the 6ix in SoCal with high-contrast backing visuals created by director Sammy Rawal more

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Amanda Fotes

Chastity played a show at a barn in Whitby with Metz on Friday, April 13 – a benefit for Frontenac Youth Services. With so many of their peers going to Toronto, the rafter-rocking punk band are passionate about keeping their own DIY scene alive. more

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Samira Hafezi

Amai Kuda et Les Bois' new album AfroSoul Volume III: Re’ has just dropped, and the local artist/activist and her collaborators bartered, cooked and taught to fund it. Read how, in her words. more

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Samuel Engelking

As #MeToo shines a spotlight on toxic masculinity, do I have to throw out my record collection? more

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There's suddenly a lot of attention on U.S. Girls. Toronto’s Meg Remy is ­untangling ­America’s misogynist mess with lush disco grooves. The time is right for her subversive brand of political pop. Read our cover story interview here. more

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The Sorority – Keysha Freshh, Haviah Mighty, pHoenix Pagliacci and Lex Leosis – have joined forces as the all-female Toronto rap group The Sorority. We interviewed the group about lyrical hip-hop, female empowerment and their debut album, Pledge. more

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Maria Jose Govea

Beverly Glenn-Copeland is returning to the stage with his band Indigo Rising after a 20 year absence. Lifted from obscurity by collectors, the Canadian legend is finally ready for his moment in the spotlight. more

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Abraham Thodakee

Toronto has some of the world’s best hip-hop and R&B producers, but they're struggling for resources. Why the industry should support the people behind the scenes. more

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Chelsee Ivan

Toronto band Frigs took their time to find their power, and it paid off. We interviewed them ahead of their release show for their debut album Basic Behaviour, which takes place April 7 at the Garrison. more

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Matt Barnes

Born Ruffians are following in the footsteps of Alvvays and Daniel Caesar and are choosing multiple nights at Lee's Palace over one at a bigger venue like Danforth Music Hall or Massey Hall. Here's why. more

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The eight members of the strange and buzzy indie pop band Superorganism were never all in the same room until after the album came out. Now they all share a house together in London. Read an interview with the band here. more

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The Juno Awards took place last week, and at panels and concerts across Vancouver, conversations swirled around safety, diversity, inclusion and respect. Denise Donlon led a panel of 300 women. It feels like we're finally reaching a tipping point. more

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Richmond Lam

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan just released their heavy and ambitious new third album Dirt on Paper Bag. In this interview, the Toronto band say they're "here to rock, not wax philosophical about culture and race all day." more

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Inmates at Kitchener’s Grand Valley Institution for Women wrote and recorded the album as part of the Pros and Cons program more

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Nerd Noise Night is where sci-fi, comic books, hip-hop and rock bombast converge more

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Samuel Engelking

DJ Blackcat and Mark-Ché Devonish want to give the city’s queer ball culture – and its music – a regular home in the clubs more

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Bruno Staub

"The idea of rock ’n’ roll is so dead and exhausted. I even feel bad for people who want to play typical rock music because they end up drowning in a garbage bag of clichés." more

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Jason Sniderman invented his musical persona when he was 12 years old. Now 59, the Toronto musician is ready to share it with the world. more

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