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With precise and assured vocal delivery, = Montreal-via-Toronto singer Tess Roby explores how the past resonates with the present. Here debut album Beacons is out on Italians Do It Better. more

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Dara Munnis

Concert review: Glen Hansard played a show at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on March 21. Backed by an 11-piece band, the charming Irish singer/songwriter displayed the many facets of his long and storied career. more

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The Jersey punk band’s fifth album employs their infrequently used weapon: ballistic folk with traditional arrangements. more

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The Welsh musician mixes mythology and modernity on her second solo album more

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On Art of the Uncarved Block's new cassette, bands like Triples, Humanities and Low Sun bring pre-internet aesthetics into the urgent, noisy present more

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The Toronto-based singer/songwriter has created mobilized many of the city's most underrated musicians to create a stunning, detail-rich album about violence more

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

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Chelsee Ivan

The Toronto band's impressive debut album is urgent and visceral, but a slow burn more

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Ashlan Grey

The self-styled hip-hop boy band never let enthusiasm drop during their two-hour Love Your Parents Toronto stop, which included six renditions of the song STAR more

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The collection of 31 songs by 100% Silk artists pays tribute to 36 people who died in a warehouse fire while aiming to preserve DIY spaces and make them safer more

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Eye To Eye, the first LP from Toronto's Steven Foster and his band, fixes stadium grandiosity onto dense, idiosyncratic guitar pop songs more

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Denée Segall

The California songwriter shows how much you can still do with guitar, bass and drums (and a sizeable dollop of horns) more

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Samuel Engelking

In their first of three nights at the Danforth Music Hall, the Indigenous electronic duo put on a powerful and uplifting dance party more

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The former Deadly Snakes singer returns with his first album in over a decade. It was worth the wait more

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The Vancouver singer/songwriter extends her neo-folk foundation to suit songs about resource extraction and gendered violence more

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The future is feminist (and full of flutes and birdsong) on the Icelandic musician's tenth studio album more

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Toronto singer/songwriter Luke Kuplowsky's third album is a gentle but elaborate exploration of self more

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The Cree/Irish Toronto singer fuses politically charged lyrics about loss, unrest, healing and empowerment into a thoroughly exciting sophomore album more

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The Toronto band has crafted one of the best local debut albums of the year more

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