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A concert review of Liz Phair and Speedy Ortiz in Toronto. In a rock show that centred women, it felt like an antidote to decades of bro-centric rockism. more

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Olivia Bednar

A review of Toronto's Night Owl Festival. The garage rock-heavy four-day fest continued to grow in its fourth year, putting a spotlight on local women and eclectic bands from around the world. more

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In the first of two sold-out shows in Toronto, Blood Orange and Yves Tumor showed off different versions of musicianship and showmanship. more

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Samuel Engelking

Concert review: all of Wu-Tang Clan came together for the 25th anniversary of their classic debut at Toronto's Rebel – a free concert sponsored by a cannabis company. more

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A concert review of Elton John's second farewell show in Toronto, at Scotiabank Arena: Though the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour is his long goodbye, the legendary singer remains at the height of relevance and performance power. more

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Concert review: In Toronto, JPEGMAFIA, the white-knuckle DIY Baltimore rapper/producer, met the energy of the frenzied crowd and fed it back to them. more

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Country music legends Shania Twain and Terri Clark shared the stage with many younger female stars. more

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Gabriella Rivera

Aqua and Prozzäk joined fellow colourful 90s pop throwback Whigfield at Toronto's Echo Beach for a chilly night of unabashed retro joy – including an honest-to-goodness Much Video Dance party! more

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Review: Haim at TIFF's RBC Music House party in Toronto. The sisterly Los Angeles pop-rock trio kicked off the film festival in quirky style, trying their best to cut through the private party pretension more

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Akber Dewji

In the world premiere of their Misaq-E-Ishq show at Aga Khan Museum, Ali Sethi, Noah Georgeson and Ali Asani showed the spiritual depth of Sufi love songs. more

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Samuel Engelking

Concert review: Less of a one-off special occasion vibe than previous years, Drake's twice-delayed Aubrey & The Three Migos show still felt impressive, with a special guest appearance from Travis Scott. more

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Cassandra Popescu

Review: acts like TOPS, Maylee Todd and Zaki Ibrahim shone at Camp Wavelength, and the festival maintained its community spirit after its artistic director's removal. more

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Samuel Engelking

Smashing Pumpkins' almost-classic lineup reunion concert at Toronto's Scotiabank Arena showed how well their eccentricities blend into crowd-pleasing arena rock. Together with Metric, it was a big night for guitars. more

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Visual Bass

Veld, Toronto's EDM and rap festival at Downsview Park, has become a massive event. From A$AP Ferg's Toronto love to a touching Avicii tribute, here's what united the crowd at this year's event. more

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The art-rocker said his American Utopia tour would be his most ambitious since Stop Making Sense – and he delivered more

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S. Garfield

Concert review: Lonely Parade at the Baby G in Toronto. The Montreal-and-Sudbury-based trio fought through gear trouble to deliver a short and powerful set that followed the weirdo aerobics of T-Rextasy. more

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Stoner metal band Sleep's Toronto concert at the Danforth Music Hall was proof of the intoxicating power of the riff, and more evidence that, dude, you gotta see 'em. more

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Homeshake

Olivia Bednar

Homeshake, Montreal's Peter Sagar and his band, played a smooth, seamless performance that set the tone in his first of two Toronto shows this weekend. more

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Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie's Twins Of Evil tour became just one Evil at Budweiser Stage as Manson pulled out due to "unforeseen illness" right before he was scheduled to perform. more

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