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From confidence-oozing hip-hop to anonymous country, record collector psych to morbid pop-punk, it was an eclectic year for local music – and a very good one Read more

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Samuel Engelking

On their new album, FED UP, Amanda Crist and Carlyn Bezic take restrictive late capitalism and the male gaze and give them a satisfying rock release Read more

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Matthew Stone

FKA Twigs, Sleater-Kinney, Danny Brown, the brand new Eisbaer Festival and more live shows we can't wait to see this month Read more

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Robotic funk, lo-fi bedroom pop, an experimental electronic ode to the first Black female pilot – let these fill your ears this season Read more

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From Raptors anthems to a reggaeton time machine to the city's own Yeehaw king, these are the songs to fuel your next patio day Read 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 Read more

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Colin Medley

With connections going back to junior high, the mighty five-piece is like an east-end Toronto supergroup in reverse Read more

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Like our city, this year's list is eclectic and idiosyncratic, and its independent focus is a reflection of just how much local musicians are doing it for themselves. Read more

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Tom Beedham

The Meaford festival is like no other Read more

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Three maxims behind the making of their debut LP Read more

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