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Vanessa Heins

After putting out Familiar Drugs, Alexisonfire played a pair of mini-concerts, at House of Stombo and with Chastity at the Rec Room. Read more

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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

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Richmond Lam

Album review: Broken Social Scene's Let's Try The After Vol. 1 is dense, clanking, triumphant and nostalgic – and it leaves us hungry for more. Read more

Album reviews

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Matt Barnes

iskwē's new video Little Star, released on the anniversary of acquittals in the Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine cases, is an ode to young, Indigenous lives lost and a recrimination of a society that has repeatedly turned a blind eye to tragedies. Read more

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Bruno Capinan’s new album and Progress Festival performance are a fearless revolt against Bolsonaro’s dangerous politics Read more

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Richmond Lam

Plus: just announced Toronto shows from Earl Sweatshirt, Florence + The Machine, Kacey Musgraves, TR/ST, Alessia Cara and more Read more

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Album review: Clairmont The Second, Do You Drive? The 20-year-old Weston rapper stays on his own path, regardless of current trends, and it's totally transporting. Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Manifesto's newly minted executive director Kiana "Rookz" Eastmond has big plans for building sustainability and bringing it back to its roots. Read more

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Alec Donnell Luna

After a four-year break from music, Toronto rapper D-Sisive, aka Derek Christoff, appears in the docu-series Cypher, performing a new song about his mental health journey. Next, he wants to de-stigmatize asking for help. Read more

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Stephe Perry

Tomorrow Is Too Late combines visual and oral history to recount the influential-but-underlooked scene by the people were there – and they're doing metal next. Read more

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Gabriela Osio Vanden

Plus: a playlist of new local music, including PUP, Charlotte Cornfield and Donna Grantis Read more

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Samuel Engelking

From punk-infused hip-hop to dance music creating its own space – who’s setting the tone for the city’s music scenes? Read more

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Vanessa Heins

PUP's hometown show leads this week's list of just announced Toronto concerts. Also: Mac DeMarco, The Who, Bryan Ferry, Ex Hex, Priests and more. Read more

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On his new album, Anne, Toronto saxophonist Joseph Shabason sonically reflects on his mother's life with Parkinson's disease, while incorporating her voice into the music. Read more

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Toronto DJ Chippy Nonstop is transforming the back of Lululemon's Queen West store into a mini club with CDJs for people to practice on. Read more

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Plus: the first #NOWplaying playlist of the year, full of fresh songs from Toronto artists to start off 2019 Read more

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Kate Killet

Concert review: The Drake Hotel's Headlines New Year's Eve party featured a stacked lineup of local hip-hop and electronic musicians including Ryan Hemsworth, Sean Leon, Jimmy Prime and more. Read more

Concert reviews

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Kate Killet

As Toronto's local music scene explodes in different directions, here’s what we think will happen in 2019. Read more

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All our favourite Toronto tunes from the past year arranged into one sprawling Spotify playlist. Plus, some of our favourite music that's not on Spotify, too. Read more

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