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Cam Lindsay

Indie bands like the Rural Alberta Advantage, Sloan and Tokyo Police Club have found lucrative collaborations with craft breweries... even if they don't drink. more

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A review of the new EP, Heaven's Only Wishful, from Toronto's MorMor: a compelling, sweet-voiced mix of Dev Hynes, How To Dress Well and Rhye, Seth Nyquist uses the five songs on this EP to prove he should be on your radar. more

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Album review: Chastity's Death Lust, out on Captured Tracks and Royal Mountain. Brandon Williams and his Whitby band have composed an album full of violence, dread and claustrophobia that's also totally cathartic. more

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MIchael Lavine

Concert review: Snail Mail's Lindsey Jordan is from Maryland, not Toronto, but she's been growing her fuzzy and sincere indie rock on the city's stages over the last year or so. At Velvet Underground, she headlined as if she was a hometown hero. 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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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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Sarah Rix

From the sweaty end of the Silver Dollar to an unprecedented gathering of Indigenous folk legends, these were the bucket list shows of the year more

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Samuel Engelking

The Vancouver journalist and musician is coming to Toronto for three nights to celebrate 30 years of “doot doola doot doo” more

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Jacqueline Harriet

Ahead of A Very Special Krampus Party, the Brooklyn indie pop band tells us about their equal loves of Tokyo Police Club and Josie And The Pussycats more

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The New Pornographers

Jenny Jimenez

Along with local openers Born Ruffians, the long-running indie collective proved they can thrive in any shape or form more

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This was likely the final time Toronto will get such an intimate concert from the heart-on-their-sleeves New Jersey band more

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Jonathan Wenk

We spoke to the band's Carlos Soria to discuss the 30th anniversary of the influential Canadian punk LP more

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But the prolific Philly musician is happy to chat about new album Rocket and working with Frank Ocean more

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The musician and CBC Radio host chronicles the struggles of his Vancouver pop-punk group in Dirty Windshields more

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The French band's sixth album comes stocked with deck-shoegaze, nu-yacht rock and disco jams more

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Vinyl enthusiasts can meet up, hang out and search for that white whale record together at the inaugural DIY event more

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And believe it or not, nothing by David Lynch made the list more

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Viletones

Don Pyle

"He was significant, being involved in the band that I think was the premiere punk rock band in Canada,” says Don Pyle. “He was also so generous in supporting other artists." more

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It was almost a repeat set from three years ago, but those intervening years have made the UK shoegazers a more potent live band more

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