Kanye West

On its 10th anniversary, the hometown hero's breakout mixtape is on Spotify and Apple Music. It leads this week's #NOWplaying playlist of new Toronto music Read more


Kanye West - Ye album review: Do the rapper/producer's raw honesty and still-fascinating artistry justify overlooking his more reprehensible traits? Read more

Album reviews

Album Review: Pusha T's seven-song Kanye West produced Daytona just dropped. The stripped-down and sombre new record mostly sidesteps Kanye's exhausting recent devil's advocacy... aside from a couple of things Read more

Album reviews

Down to just eight slots this year, the Toronto International Film Festival's Short Cuts programs still do their best to impress Read more

Toronto International Film Festival 2018

It's been an emotional year. Accordingly, the albums on our critics' collaborative list of the year's best are a bit anxious, a bit political, a bit gospel, a bit cosmic and a lot existential. Read more


When it came to live music, it was a year of bucket-list shows, arena spectacles and unexpected farewells Read more

, , , , , , , , Features


Kevin Ritchie

Yeezy Taught Me – A Night Of Kanye is happening the same day as the rapper's now-cancelled Air Canada Centre show Read more


Plus: Nick Cave, Kanye West, Tove Lo, Billy Talent, The Flaming Lips and more Read more



Kevin Ritchie

The Saint Pablo tour is all about spirituality, levity and the people Read more

Concert reviews 1 Comments

Here's what to expect, aside from waiting in line on Ossington for a long, long time Read more

Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog 3 Comments


Photographer: Tanja-Tiziana

Photos and review: Drake, Future and dvsn at OVO Fest 2016 Read more

Concert reviews



A February 20 panel discussion about black artists making stereotype-challenging music is now viewable online Read more


“The Flow brand was overwhelmingly known for street hip-hop and old-school R&B, and playing pop under that umbrella was just not gonna work,” operations manager Steve Parsons says. Read more

Music 99 Comments

Kendrick Lamar was great and inspiring, and Stevie Wonder made a necessary nod to accessibility awareness, but virtually everything else at the 2016 Grammys was some kind of derivative knock-off Read more

Music 1 Comments

The Life Of Pablo reflects West's manic struggle between responsibility and temptation Read more

Album reviews

The extremely quotable Merrill Beth Nisker Read more

Features 2 Comments