Cam Lindsay

The Toronto-based project of Mathew Morand prioritizes sharp hooks and loud, distorted guitars above everything – joyous sunshine rock that sounds straight out of 1994 Read more

Album reviews

For over 30 years, as a host on Edge 102.1 and Indie88 and with his Nu Music Nites at the Horseshoe, Dave Bookman, aka Bookie, has been crucial for discovering new music in Toronto. Read more


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Adrian MacLeod

Mint Records-signed band's delightful debut is full of 80s college rock and 90s indie rock feel-goodness Read more

Album reviews

Dan Boeckner is bringing back Handsome Furs songs for two shows with his new band, Operators, even though there's no involvement from his former partner, Alexei Perry Cox. Read more


An album review of Art d'Ecco's Trespasser. Whether it revitalizes interest in the genre, it's the sort of rock album we need now, one that asks for inclusivity and acceptance. Read more

Album reviews

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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. Read more


New Order, the influential Manchester post-punk band, have only played Toronto a handful of times in their near-40-year career, but their history with the city runs deep. Read more


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. Read more


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. Read more

Album reviews

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. Read more

Album reviews

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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. Read more

Concert reviews

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. Read 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. Read more


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. Read more



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 Read 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” Read more


Charly Bliss

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 Read more


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 Read more

Concert reviews

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

Concert reviews

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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 Read more