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Album review: In This Year: Ten Of Swords by Praises. The debut full-length solo album by Toronto's Jesse Crowe (also of Beliefs) is melancholic but also meditative, lost in a haze but fully present to it. more

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Album review: Doug Paisley's Starter Home: The Toronto singer/songwriter's new album is nine simple-but-deep tales about life and love. more

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Toronto jazz pianist Thompson Egbo-Egbo, an alumnus of Dixon Hall Music School in Regent Park, tells us about its importance in a changing – though still vulnerable – neighbourhood. more

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Concert Review: Jessie Reyez at Danforth Music Hall: In the first of two sold-out nights, the Toronto singer/songwriter showed off intense stage presence and serious gratitude. more

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Tickets for Drake's's show at Après Noir supper club in Woodbridge started at $550 and topped out close to $3,000, but the performance felt loose and intimate. more

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Before the year's over, there's still big hometown shows from Jessie Reyez, Shad and Lil Berete, plus variety shows, mosh-friendly holiday benefits and much more more

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Plus: complementary live videos from Westelaken and Slurry and a new #NOWplaying playlist featuring Drake and Meek Mill, Keys N Krates and more more

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Kayla Rocco

Up-and-coming Toronto-based singer/songwriter Jessica Mitchell gravitated to the genre late, but finding it was like unlocking a part of herself. more

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Kate Killet

Musician and visual artist Petra Glynt (also known as Alexandra Mackenzie) brings us to her old neighbourhood, reflecting on the period before she moved to Montreal more

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Ariel Bader Shamai

Dan Burke's Class of 2019 festival leads this week's roundup of just announced Toronto concerts. Plus: iskwē, CMDWN, Girlpool, the Royal Conservatory's 21C Festival and more. more

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Our favourite Toronto music of the week includes: Just John x Dom Dias, Tre Mission, WLMRT, Falana, EverythingOShauN and more. Plus: hear a full playlist of great new stuff. more

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Mitch Brown

Toronto producer Harrison poured himself into the piano, opening up a world of songwriting freedom that's evident on his sophomore album, Apricity. more

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Samuel Engelking

Local and international musicians came together to discuss the meaning of success at the opening of the new Toronto arts incubator Hxouse. more

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Samuel Engelking

The trans singer, comic, club owner and sex work activist's résumé is way more interesting than yours – and it's all in her new memoir more

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The Tenant Turn Up tour connects artists in Toronto, Hamilton and Ottawa – LAL, Lee Reed and Cheko Salaam – to call attention to the housing crisis. more

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Samuel Engelking

A roll-call of rising Canadian and American artists including Gunna, NAV and Bryson Tiller helped the Toronto pop superstar launch his creative entrepreneurship incubator Hxouse more

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Album review: Tory Lanez's Love Me Now: The Toronto singer/rapper cuts straight to the bone of his strengths – a concise collection of party anthems that demand heavy club play. more

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Raez Argulla

Album review: on Kaia Kater's Grenades, the Toronto-based singer/songwriter puts the history of folk music into dialogue with her own family history, specifically her father's immigration from Grenada. more

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The sleek and soulful new soul-searching R&B video for Lincoln's song Closure is a strong foot forward for the Made In Sauga label, which aims to support and highlight musicians from Mississauga. more

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Samuel Engelking

The DJ, radio host, promoter and champion of women in hip-hop reflects on her 25-year career more

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