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Fighting against the city’s venue crisis, Future Peers, Witch Prophet and VERSA are throwing a multi-disciplinary show at the former home of Whippersnapper Gallery. more

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Leila Penteado

During a fraught time in the country's history, trans soul singer Liniker Barros and her band the Caramelows are empowering a generation of queer Brazilians. more

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Pooneh Ghana

Courtney Barnett interview: With her witty first-person insight into universal themes, the Australian singer/songwriter is an accidental expert on Toronto’s vanishing venues crisis. more

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The actor who plays Jenny Chey discusses the Netflix show's collaborative nature, how season two addresses the #MeToo movement and the utter amazingness of Episode 208 more

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Arif Ansari

Simply Saucer are back with a new 7", and The Hamilton psych cult legends are far from nostalgic – they're a band unstuck in time. more

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Martin Fox

Jessica Cho, who DJs under the name Korea Town Acid, is having her busiest year yet. The Toronto artist has released her debut EP, Mahogani Forest, on Cosmic Resonance. more

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APTN will soft launch ELMNT FM, its new radio station on 106.5FM, later this summer in Toronto. It will feature a mix of Indigenous and non-Indigenous music and talk programming. ELMNT will also launch in Ottawa on 95.7FM in mid-July. more

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Chvrches have just released their new album Love Is Dead, their poppiest and most political. Long before the #MeToo movement, Mayberry was calling out misogyny in the music industry, but now she's noticing small, incremental changes. more

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The filmmaker wants to confront the audience with upsetting ideas and images, just like the ones that scared him as a kid more

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Toronto singer/songwriter Jordaan Mason's new album Earth To Ursa Major asks big questions about mental illness, gender identity and the universe and finds comfort in not knowing the answers. more

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As Toronto record label Telephone Explosion celebrates its 10th anniversary, heads Jon Schouten and Steve Sidoli take us through their most notable and memorable records more

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World music is more influential and borderless than ever, but the term is outdated. So what do we call it? Global beats? The new Canadian Sound? more

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Big Shiny Tunes is the subject of the new book Shine. In this interview, author Mark Teo, explains why the MuchMusic compilation series has enduring cultural impact, then creates a tracklist for a hypothetical 2018 edition. more

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Toronto punk band S.H.I.T. are streaming both their new album What Do You Stand For? and their new compilation Complete S.H.I.T. at NOW. They're also announcing a show at Double Double Land. Read our interview with guitarist Greg Benedetto. more

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On their upcoming Diversity Tour, Canadian musical acts Bonjay and Too Attached satirize the "inclusive" banner that often obscures pursuits against racism, homophobia and oppression. more

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Toronto electro-glam singer Nyssa has been in bands since she was a teenager and she's channelled her experiences into Champion Of Love more

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Samuel Engelking

Introducing StarStatus, the Toronto rapper/singer/dancer/songwriter who won a showcase at Canadian Music Week 2018. more

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In this interview with CupcakKe, the self-described “freak hoe” rapper gets real about colourism, independence and rapping about genitals. She plays CMW this week. more

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Sean Ryan

Wolfe Island Records is throwing an anniversary show at this year's CMW festival. Just across the St. Lawrence from Kingston, the Ontario label has fostered a community of interconnected artists and unconventional success stories more

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Kelsey Hart

A career-spanning interview with Soccer Mommy's Sophie Allison. She might be taking off now, but the Nashville singer/songwriter has been making music – and navigating its politics – since she was five more

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