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Samuel Engelking

At Choir! Choir! Choir!'s benefit for the bar at Lee's Palace, the former staff gave thanks to the support of their community while holding out hope for its future Read more

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On what would have been the Toronto musician's 47th birthday, the musician/activist's friends and collaborators will play his songs Read more

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The Los Angeles-via-Toronto pop singer/songwriter throws everything at the wall, with not all of it sticking Read more

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Duncan Loudon

The Scarborough-bred pop star is playing a pair of hometown arena shows at Scotiabank Arena this summer on his After Hours tour Read more

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Natalia Manzocco

Three different local events feature local bands covering the classics of emo, country and pop – plus an all-Robyn dance party! Read more

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As Wavelength celebrates its 20th anniversary, we take our own look back at 10 key releases that defined the Y2K sound of the city in a turning point year Read more

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This year's festival expands from three days to a week, with a series of Lingua Franca Presents shows also starting this weekend Read more

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Celeste Ceres

When your bandmate is also your bed-mate – TRP.P, LAL and Rapport talk about boundaries, collaboration and how to handle fights Read more

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The Our Lady Peace and Dwayne Gretzky keyboardist turned composer released three solo albums last year. To perform them, she's learning to laugh at her own stage fright. Read more

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Colin Medley

Written and performed wholly by Shauf, The Neon Skyline is wistful, but also sweet, philosophical, self-deprecating and very relatable – especially if you live in Toronto Read more

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Selections, a new vinyl-only label and party from Mark Kufner (aka Toronto Hustle), aims to "translate the old-school way of thinking" with records by Nick Holder, Tobi Danton and more Read more

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The longtime local musician is remembered by friends and collaborators as humble and genuine, a champion of the city's music scene. Read more

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Samuel Engelking

From globe-trotting hip-hop to future dancehall, the city's music scene is thriving. Here's who to watch this year. Read more

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The superhuman stickman of Toronto’s beloved prog-rock trio Rush was an omnipresent influence in Canadian rock music Read more

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Read NOW's interview with the band conducted backstage at a comeback show in Saratoga Springs Read more

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Drake cooked up the concept, says the Toronto director, who also makes a cameo as himself Read more

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It's a look back and look forward for the indie music series, which also features a reunion of Owen Pallett's band Les Mouches, Sandro Perri, Lou Phelps, Little Scream and more Read more

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Maria Jose Govea

Expect the vanishing venue crisis to get more urgent and the fight for space to get more political, plus a focus on climate change and mental health Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Our favourite local music from the past year in one sprawling Spotify playlist – throbbing DIY party hits to sensitive soul, championship celebrations to pop-punk introspection Read more

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From confidence-oozing hip-hop to anonymous country, record collector psych to morbid pop-punk, it was an eclectic year for local music – and a very good one Read more

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