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Tanja-Tiziana

The charismatic New York City-based R&B musician mixed melisma with witty repartee in a cabaret-like performance more

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Arnulfo Maldonado

The Magnetic Fields' 50 Song Memoir came to life at Luminato. Over two nights at the Elgin Theatre, Stephin Merritt sang a song for every year of his life and dramatized it with costumes, video and countless instruments and props. more

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Poptone – the new band from Daniel Ash, David J and Kevin Haskins of Bauhaus, Love and Rockets and Tones on Tail – played a set packed with 80s goth classics, but there's a good chance a lot of people who loved those songs missed out. more

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Samuel Engelking

Kehlani headlined Toronto Pride at Yonge-Dundas Square, and the Oakland-based R&B/pop singer/songwriter's set mixed relatability and pop-star proficiency more

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Check out brand new songs from Toronto artists Isla Craig, Tony Price, Harrison, Alice Glass, Prime Boys, K. Forest and more. Local artists get psyched in this week's edition of #NOWplaying, which includes a Spotify playlist of new tunes. 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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Vag Halen's Heavy Leather Parking Lot: a comic concert review. The 80s cock rock cover band kicked off Pride with Heavy Leather Parking Lot, a tribute to queer/dyke leather bars and tailgate parties, and we illustrated it and turned it into a comic. more

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Samuel Engelking

Doors Open Toronto 2018 featured music all over the city. Ziibiwan played at Native Child and Family Services, Chelsea McBride Group accompanied jazz history, and shows emanated from backyards and museums. more

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Lisa Genet

One of the defining bands from New York's no wave heyday, the four-piece easily filled the Rivoli with jittery punk energy more

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Samuel Engelking

Karin Dreijer's wildly inventive project put a queer spin on synth-pop spectacle more

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Amanda Fotes

Lower Bay Station, the de-commissioned TTC stop, was the unusual setting for a memorable all-local concert featuring Fucked Up, Deliluh, Tyriqueordie and E-Saggila. Check out photos and our review here. more

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Samuel Engelking

The California group's sweet-and-salty stage banter reflected their music. A review of their concert at Massey Hall in Toronto, also featuring Lizzo. more

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Daniel Caesar at Danforth Music Hall

Samuel Engelking

An arena tour feels inevitable, but at the fourth of five sold-out Danforth shows the golden boy kept things intimate and highlighted other hometown talent more

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The singer/songwriter/storyteller was intimate, vulnerable and triumphant in her solo show more

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The French-Cuban twins merge tropical rhythms, lush vocals and story-rich lyrics on their soul-searching new album more

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U.S. Girls

Samuel Engelking

Meg Remy's project has expanded to a 10-piece and the first of her two hometown shows was a glimpse into where they're headed more

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Phoebe Sequino

A live-scored screening of Under The Skin raised tension before Jlin and Wayne McGregor's Autobiography Edits heralded the cyborg art age 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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Harry Styles at Massey Hall.

Samantha Pennington

Before he jets into the stratosphere for the never-ending stadium rock tour, the former One Direction singer treated his faithful 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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