Music – NOW Magazine https://nowtoronto.com/music/index.rss Mon, 10 May 2021 22:06:55 +0000 Mon, 10 May 2021 22:06:55 +0000 en-US NOW Staff Toronto concert news: Bieber postpones again, CityView Drive-In returns If Justin Bieber is your post-COVID bellwether, we have some bad news for you

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Kelsey Adams After years in Toronto’s club scene, Chippy Nonstop returns to her own music Tired of waiting, the local DJ/producer has put out a new album with dj genderfluid – her first new music in nearly a decade

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Richard Trapunski, Kevin Ritchie and Kelsey Adams The best Toronto music of the month according to NOW writers A big roundup of new music from local artists, including Cadence Weapon, Dorothea Paas, Fiver, DijahSB and more

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NOW Staff Toronto Comic Arts Festival breaks barriers between music and visual art with Loop Sessions Sponsored by: TCAF 2021

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Kevin Ritchie Rochelle Jordan makes R&B bangers for near-future dancefloors The Los Angeles-via-Toronto singer/songwriter’s new album Play With The Changes beautifully brings together formative influences and experiences

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Richard Trapunski Musicians in Canada join the fight for climate justice New groups like Music Declares Emergency and Climate Live are inspiring urgent climate action and a more sustainable music scene

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Richard Trapunski What’s with all these concerts being announced in Toronto? Though COVID numbers are rising, there are some honest-to-goodness in-person concerts booked starting in September. Will they happen?

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Mike Usinger Rapper DMX dead at 50 The raspy-voice American MC died after spending several days on life support, his family said

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Kevin Ritchie Inaugural Black music festival AfroWaveTO to stream on April 24 The festival features a lineup of multi-genre musicians including Exco Levi, Kirk Diamond, Desiire and LeiLa Dey

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Kevin Ritchie Mustafa sets release date for debut project When Smoke Rises The Regent Park singer/songwriter’s long-awaited debut record is coming out on May 28

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Kevin Ritchie Toronto record store Soundscapes to close after 22 years The shift to streaming services was already hurting the indie music institution’s bottom line when the pandemic hit

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Richard Trapunski Virtual concerts cancelled again with new Ontario COVID restrictions With the province’s new set of “emergency brake” measures, music venues are once again forced to stop operating

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Craig Takeuchi CBC to launch Canada Listens to name the one album you should listen to in 2021 Albums by Daniel Caesar, Tegan and Sara and Buffy Sainte-Marie will face off in the network’s new event series

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Kevin Ritchie Tokyo Police Club, Skratch Bastid to play CityView Drive-In in 2021 The drive-in venue in the Rebel nightclub parking lot has announced five spring concerts

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Kelsey Adams and Richard Trapunski Eight essential new songs by Toronto artists Check out these new tracks from Chippy Nonstop, LAL, Boyfrn and more

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Richard Trapunski More than 100 musicians declare a climate emergency in Canada Music Declares Emergency, a global movement pushing the music industry to address climate change head-on, has landed in Canada

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Richard Trapunski Toronto’s empty-venue livestream concert series kicks off this week After a January postponement, City Hall Live Spotlight starts Thursday, March 18, with a free concert by Lido Pimienta from Phoenix Concert Theatre

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Richard Trapunski What the 2021 Juno Awards nominations say about the state of Canadian music In their 50th year, the Canadian awards are contending with a music industry reckoning with systemic racism and a lack of live venues

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Richard Trapunski Women DJs are taking over Toronto’s Flow 93-5 for International Women’s Day She Moves Uwill present nine half-hour radio DJ sets from 3 pm until 7 pm today from artists like Bambii and Jayemkayem

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Richard Trapunski This artist-owned cannabis brand wants to support Canadian musicians LOOP/POOL is co-owned by seven artists including Our Lady Peace, dvsn and more, and it aims to use sales to fund Canadian music

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Richard Trapunski, Kelsey Adams and Kevin Ritchie The sound of Toronto in 2021: 20 local musicians you need to hear now In a year with no concerts, these artists are building music culture and burning it down

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Mike Usinger Review: Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’ Carnage is a monumental triumph The frequent collaborators give a troubled world a place to turn on their surprise album

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Kevin Ritchie Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu announce Denis Côté-directed livestream The Montreal band is doing a one-off concert in collaboration with the Quebec filmmaker on March 11

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Mike Usinger From The Basement makes an ironclad case that the White Stripes were a beautifully pure team The Detroit rock duo have unearthed a full recording of a 2005 live performance in London

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Radheyan Simonpillai Revisiting Black radio in Toronto with Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe The host of CBC’s The Block recalls her early days in Toronto radio at Flow 93.5 and Canada’s struggle to serve a Black audience

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Richard Trapunski The Tragically Hip sue Mill Street Brewery over 100th Meridian beer The Canadian band claims the Labatt-owned brewery has purposely led people to believe one of its beers is associated with their hit song

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Richard Trapunski Dive deep into Toronto’s music history with this new online exhibit Heritage Toronto’s Sounds Like Toronto project explores everything from Speaker’s Corner to Vazaleen parties at the El Mocambo

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Richard Trapunski Review: The Weeknd’s Super Bowl halftime show was pleasing and disorienting The Scarborough-bred superstar played the biggest stage in music and proved he belonged there, while also subverting it in a strange year

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Richard Trapunski and Kelsey Adams NOW’s favourite Toronto music of February 2021 Check out some of our favourite new releases, including a Black History covers compilation, Luna Li’s new Jams EP and much more

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Kevin Ritchie The Weeknd is going on tour in 2022 Two years after his After Hours album dropped, the Toronto pop star plans to hit the road

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