Jesse Locke


Yuula Benivolski

The local experimental electronic musician is teaming with the Armigideon Time singer for the Music Gallery's X Avant festival – and a collaboration that will stretch into the future Read more


Connor Willumsen's Bradley Of Him goes on a hallucinatory journey with an Oscar-obsessed actor determined to train for a Lance Armstrong biopic Read more


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Katie Sadie

With its new conference program, the Toronto festival has planned panels and workshops on DIY demo-making, songwriting, wellness and demystifying the business of music Read more


BUMP TV telethon

Samuel Engelking

Artist-run BUMP TV broadcasts 24/7 and operates out of a basement with a 100-per-cent volunteer staff Read more

Art & Design

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DC Berman

Brilliantly sardonic, darkly funny and endlessly quotable – he was the indie rock poet of the people Read more


After a decade of musical retirement, one of indie rock's most brilliantly sardonic voices has risen like a phoenix from the ashtray Read more

Album reviews


Shireen Stroke

Plus a new #NOWPlaying playlist featuring Laura Barrett, Tomb Mold, dvsn and more Read more


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Maya Fuhr

The experimental pop trio have seen the city's DIY creative communities handcuffed by political interests and capitalist real estate agendas, but they're not giving up Read more


Album review: On the 20-song double LP, Bill Callahan reinvents himself as a domesticated indie rock elder statesman Read more

Album reviews

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The elusive underground comedy star speaks on camera for the first time in a documentary screening at Toronto's Royal Cinema on May 10 Read more

Film Fests & Special Screenings


Jeremy M. Lange

An interview with John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats on the new album In League With Dragons, which was produced by Owen Pallett and is packed with Toronto musicians. Read more



Vanessa Heins

Album review: Greys' Age Hasn't Spoiled You: like fine wine, Bill Hader or Gillian Anderson, the Toronto band are only getting better with age. Read more

Album reviews

Album review: Protruders, Poison Future. The punk band, formed from the ashes of Sackville's beloved Kappa Chow, offer an artistic antidote to modern malaise. Read more

Album reviews

The musician, producer and author talks about working with The Pursuit of Happiness, how music has taken a backseat to branding and why he's a "parable of self-reliance" Read more


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Carlos Santolalla

The masked Toronto musician discusses queering country music, sewing fringed masks and visiting the Best Little Whorehouse In Texas Read more



Natalia Izard

“Right now is the time, place and label to do it,” says Sal Principato, co-leader of Fist of Facts – the resurrected 80s NYC post-punk band and record collector cult favourite. Read more


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Concert review: Body/Head at the Great Hall. Underground icon Kim Gordon hasn't played here since Sonic Youth's Massey Hall show a decade ago, but she made up with it with this dreamlike duo guitar set with Bill Nace. Read more

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Polina Teif

Public Recordings will take over city hall's council chambers to perform Pauline Oliveros's 1970 score To Valerie Solanas And Marilyn Monroe In Recognition Of Their Desperation Read more


Doom Tickler

Kristel Jax

The Toronto musician talks office jobs and the dangers of losing DIY venues – and premieres her new single, Turgid Read more