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Martin Fox

Jessica Cho, who DJs under the name Korea Town Acid, is having her busiest year yet. The Toronto artist has released her debut EP, Mahogani Forest, on Cosmic Resonance. more

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Chvrches have just released their new album Love Is Dead, their poppiest and most political. Long before the #MeToo movement, Mayberry was calling out misogyny in the music industry, but now she's noticing small, incremental changes. more

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NXNE 2018 preview: With a return to club-hopping and free shows at Yonge-Dundas Square, the opportunity for discovery is back too for the Toronto music festival. Here's how to get the most out of your wristband. more

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Toronto singer/songwriter Jordaan Mason's new album Earth To Ursa Major asks big questions about mental illness, gender identity and the universe and finds comfort in not knowing the answers. more

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Samuel Engelking

It's time to stand up for safety in Toronto's music scene. If a reckoning is coming for sexual misconduct, it will take the entire community, from showgoers to venue owners, to make it happen. more

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As Toronto record label Telephone Explosion celebrates its 10th anniversary, heads Jon Schouten and Steve Sidoli take us through their most notable and memorable records more

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Field Trip festival 2018: Intimate portraits of festival-goers and artists like Partner, Allie X, HAERTS, Pierre Kwenders, and more, plus their favourite moments of the weekend and thoughts on Canadian music. more

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Pusha T's Drake diss track The Story Of Adidon is petty, personal and as addictive as Benadryl before bed – and although I have all the time in the world for it, it leaves me very, very tired. Have I aged out of rap beefs? more

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World music is more influential and borderless than ever, but the term is outdated. So what do we call it? Global beats? The new Canadian Sound? more

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Big Shiny Tunes is the subject of the new book Shine. In this interview, author Mark Teo, explains why the MuchMusic compilation series has enduring cultural impact, then creates a tracklist for a hypothetical 2018 edition. more

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Samuel Engelking

Hxouse aims to eliminate barriers for young Toronto creatives hoping to break into music, fashion and design more

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Estonian Music Week 2018 in Toronto: celebrate 100 years of Estonian independence with these five musicians and bands, who range from dreamy shoegaze to freewheeling jazz. more

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Toronto punk band S.H.I.T. are streaming both their new album What Do You Stand For? and their new compilation Complete S.H.I.T. at NOW. They're also announcing a show at Double Double Land. Read our interview with guitarist Greg Benedetto. more

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On their upcoming Diversity Tour, Canadian musical acts Bonjay and Too Attached satirize the "inclusive" banner that often obscures pursuits against racism, homophobia and oppression. more

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Matt Williams

On her new album Angels Of Death, Toronto singer/songwriter Jennifer Castle battles against the finality of death and sends a comforting message down the line. In this interview, she goes deep into her writing process. more

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Toronto electro-glam singer Nyssa has been in bands since she was a teenager and she's channelled her experiences into Champion Of Love more

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Samuel Engelking

Introducing StarStatus, the Toronto rapper/singer/dancer/songwriter who won a showcase at Canadian Music Week 2018. more

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A decade after she appeared on the cover of NOW as a member of Crystal Castles, the electro-punk star opens up about going solo, #MeToo and growing up in Toronto more

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In this interview with CupcakKe, the self-described “freak hoe” rapper gets real about colourism, independence and rapping about genitals. She plays CMW this week. more

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Our picks for the best hidden gems of the annual Toronto-wide music festival Canadian Music Week (CMW): Fucked Up, Witch Prophet, Kae Sun, Un Blonde, Chippy Nonstop and many more. more

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