Fucked Up

In the years that brought our artists to a world stage and had some wondering if we were having our "Seattle moment," these were the albums that defined the decade Read more

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Josiah Vandien

Toronto artists who made the cut include Jessie Reyez, PUP, Dilly Dally, Charlotte Cornfield, LAL, Orville Peck, TOBi, Fucked Up and Shawn Mendes Read more


While you (legally) smoke weed in the park or spend the day in line at a cannabis shop, these stoner metal tunes from Toronto will set the tone for your 4/20. Read more


Maggie MacDonald's apocalyptic space comedy podcast No One Receiving features Owen Pallett, Laura Barrett, Fucked Up's Mike Haliechuk and many more. Hear the first clip here. Read more




From Pusha T's Danforth Music Hall brawl to Gordon Lightfoot calling last call at Massey Hall (for now), these Toronto concerts resonated beyond the stage. Read more

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What does Toronto sound like? This year's best local albums, as voted by NOW critics, offered many different ways to hear it Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Before the year's over, there's still big hometown shows from Jessie Reyez, Shad and Lil Berete, plus variety shows, mosh-friendly holiday benefits and much more Read more

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John Londono

Ducked Up and Metz are playing a benefit show on December 22 at the Opera House. Plus: just announced Toronto shows from The Internet, Arkells, Ella Mai, Mariah Carey and more. Read more



John Londono

Toronto's Fucked Up are not the tightest knit band (to say the least), but they've kept it together for Dose Your Dreams, an adventurous new album that draws a whole community into their tenuous orbit. Read more



John Londono

From local hardcore heroes to Halloween concerts to a lo-fi legend, these are the 20 Toronto concerts we can't wait to see in October. Read more

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You can expect big things from these Toronto artists this fall, from genre-stretching hardcore veterans to the next big R&B star Read more



Heather Rappard

Best Toronto music of the week: A roundup of our favourite local songs and videos of the week, including a brand-new Bile Sister track, new stuff from K-OS, and a full playlist of fresh tracks. Read more



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. Read more

Concert reviews

Our picks for the best hidden gems of the annual Toronto-wide music festival Canadian Music Week (CMW): Fucked Up, Witch Prophet, Kae Sun, Un Blonde, Chippy Nonstop and many more. Read more


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Numero Group

The punk singer/drummer's legacy is untouchable, including a handful of legendary Toronto shows Read more



Nic Pouliot

Toronto hardcore group's latest collaboration is for hockey anthem Stick And Punk Read more


Let Tegan and Sara, or Shad and Saukrates, help you fend off an alien invasion Read more


Some say they don't feel safe at events for teens due to lack of security, drug abuse and violence Read more

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This week's local music round-up also includes songs by mysterious R&B singer dvsn, increasingly less mysterious singer/rapper PARTYNEXTDOOR and not-that-mysterious rapper Matthew Progress Read more