Carla Gillis

Win a pair of VIP tickets to see NOW Free Flick Monday's screening of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World on January 11th at The Royal Cinema! Read more

Movies & TV

NOW music editor Carla Gillis to moderate panel discussion about misogyny in music Read more


Album review: In This Year: Ten Of Swords by Praises. The debut full-length solo album by Toronto's Jesse Crowe (also of Beliefs) is melancholic but also meditative, lost in a haze but fully present to it. Read more

Album reviews


Lera Pentelute

Concert review: boygenius at Toronto's Danforth Music Hall. The trio of Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker carried serious weight when they came together. If only they did it more. Read more

Concert reviews

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Matt Barnes

A new authorized biography writes the legendary folk musician back into history and pop culture Read more


The Toronto-based Inuk musician is uncharacteristically nervous about her literary debut, but Split Tooth will get you in the gut, heart and mind as much as her music does Read more



Samuel Engelking

NXNE 2018 review: Tinashe, Azealia Banks, Chvrches, Big Freedia and others played the Yonge-Dundas Square Festival Village stage, alongside acts like Jazz Cartier, U.S. Girls, Lights and more. Read more

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Kate Killet

NXNE 2018 reviews: Our critics spent the week in venues throughout Toronto, catching shows by Ryan Hemsworth, RYAN Playground, Tokyo Police Club's Dave Monks, LA Timpa and more. Read more

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Steve Louie

A review of Halifax music festival Obey Convention: after four days at the fearless, inclusive Obey, we picked up some lessons that Toronto festivals could learn. Read more

Concert reviews


Samuel Engelking

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


For their fifth album, the long-running Toronto indie rock band got some chill Read more

Album reviews

A look at six local noisemakers buzzing through the punk, metal and rock scenes Read more


The actor and Weinstein accuser seems perma-triggered in her angry memoir Read more


It's not surprising the anti-psychiatry critic's controversial views are all over her latest novel 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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Our top local releases of the year as voted by NOW’s music critics Read more

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Jag Gundu

Opener Jennifer Castle, meanwhile, was completely in her element, stunning with both old and new songs Read more

Concert reviews

Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett

Danny Cohen

They might not have had much rapport in their banter, but the two rambling, laid-back songwriters communicated seamlessly through music Read more

Concert reviews


Samuel Engelking

While outdoor mega-fests falter, multi-day grassroots events are going strong Read more


Choir Of The Mind finds the Metric singer clear-minded and resilient in the face of sadness Read more

Album reviews


Dwayne Vatcher

Yorkdale Shopping Centre is where you'll wanna be on Saturday Read more


But those challenges led to plenty of moments of connection with the audience Read more

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