Local Music


Isaac Roberts

Our favourite Toronto songs and videos of the week: a brand-new music video from weirdo rockers Luge, the first taste of Ideé Fixe’s new supergroup and a full playlist of new autumnal bops. more


Cover story: Jessie Reyez takes us on a tour of her favourite Toronto spots, from Kensington Market to the 905. With a breakthrough new EP and her biggest headlining tour yet, the self-assured singer/songwriter is staying hungry. more



Amanda Fotes

Ahead of the annual punk and hardcore festival Not Dead Yet, we caught up with local Toronto bands around the city to talk community, resistance, localism and more. 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. more



Michelle da Silva

Invisible City, the Toronto record shop and label, has left Geary for the spot above Bambi’s nightclub on Dundas West. more



Kate Killet

Portraits and live shots of fans and artists at Venus Fest, Toronto's second annual community-focused celebration of women and non-binary artists in music. Bully, Zola Jesus, OSHUN, Partner and others. more


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Justin Broadbent

Album review: on Metric's seventh album Art Of Doubt, the long-running indie rock band shows familiarity doesn't have to be a curse. more

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David D. Goldberg

While long-running Toronto music venues vanish, legendary blues bar Grossman's Tavern on Spadina is still operating more or less the same as it always has more


A roundup of our favourite local songs and videos of the week, including the Toronto electronic artist Joel Eel's LP Performing A Crime, Devontée's Head Gone, plus new ones from Sean Leon and Catl. more

, Music

Album review: Clips, the first album billed to the Brodie West Quintet, is a testament to the versatility that can be found in a jazz group with a ton of chemistry. more

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Lil Berete, the current pride of Regent Park, could stand to personalize his northern trap style on his debut mixtape Icebreaker, but the potential here is vast. more

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Samuel Engelking

Ahead of her Kensington Market Jazz Festival, fiery local treasure Molly Johnson talks community, equity and the state of Canadian jazz. more



Vanessa Heins

Dilly Dally, the Toronto rock band, want to provide hope instead of anger, and they've found affirmation in femininity, therapy and the music of S Club 7. Read this interview with Katie Monks leading up to their sophomore album Heaven. more


Jessie Reyez's hometown date on her Being Human On Tour tour leads this week's list of just announced Toronto shows. Also: Dinosaur Jr., Brockhampton, Cuff The Duke and lots of others. more




Jonathan Bunce, better known as Jonny Dovercourt, has resumed as Wavelength's artistic director after an third-party inquiry found no evidence to support abuse allegations made by ex-employee Dorice Tepley. more



R. Kelly Clipperton

Toronto's John Orpheus debut their dreamy new Lost video and talk about Haus Orpheus, their DIY collective creating space for their community in the city. more


Album review: the eponymous album from Toronto hard rockers Diemonds acts as a defining statement for the band. more

Album reviews


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. more


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Colin Medley

Matthew "Doc" Dunn, The Cosmic Range instrumentalist and U.S. Girls collaborator reins, in his spacy and jazzy tendencies on his new album Lightbourn, while showing how expansive a folk record can be. more

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