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Calm Elliott-Armstrong

After backing up the breakout country star for most of 2019, the Toronto post-punk band are back on their own path. Here's what they've learned. Read more


In the years that brought our artists to a world stage and had some wondering if we were having our "Seattle moment," these were the albums that defined the decade Read more

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Jag Gundu / Roy Thomson Hall

The Toronto Blues Society welcomed a diverse lineup of blues and soul singers including Tanika Charles, Miss Emily, Taborah Johnson, Melissa McClelland and more Read more

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Derin Falana


The Toronto rapper expands his sound with an EP that pairs melodic flows with a nose-to-the-grindstone pragmatism Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Playing as an acoustic duo for 200 fans, Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw hearkened back to their origins and reminded us of the rock-solid bones beneath their stadium-sized songs Read more

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Matt Barnes

On his sophomore album, Whitby singer/songwriter Tom Meikle makes drifting folk with the heart of metal Read more

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Samuel Engelking

On their new album, FED UP, Amanda Crist and Carlyn Bezic take restrictive late capitalism and the male gaze and give them a satisfying rock release Read more


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Rannie Turingan

The Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet legend splits his time between playing music and trading stories from the chair at Town Barber Read more


The Canadian rapper reinvents 00s hip-hop and R&B hits, often with their original artists, but doesn't add much in the way of substance Read more

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Richmond Lam

Plus: Harry Styles, King Krule, the first two shows in Exclaim's Class of 2020 series, the Wainwright and McGarrigle families come together Read more


The Toronto-based beatmaker honours aviation trailblazer Bessie Coleman on her 13th album Read more

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The Toronto R&B singer will play for the students and teachers of Etobicoke's York Memorial Collegiate Institute, who have been moved to Scarlett Heights Entrepreneurial Academy Read more


On her debut EP Red Mind, the electro-soul artist's commanding voice can feel oddly tentative Read more

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Mr. Koa

The Toronto hip-hop trio will play their final show as a group on November 24 at the Opera House alongside Snotty Nose Rez Kids Read more


The Mississauga rapper has big goals on this debut album, and though he doesn't always meet them, he hits a good sweet spot Read more

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Maria Jose Govea

The Toronto artist's songwriting and vocal talent radiated from within his projection-screened cube at Berkeley Church, even if he didn't let us all the way in Read more

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Plus: a pair of lo-fi premieres from PAX and Fond and a full playlist of new local tunes Read more

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Colin Medley

The local songwriter releases his second full-length collaboration with producer Sandro Perri – together, the strongest, most compelling artistic vision he’s made Read more

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The city’s underground electronic scene often exists in siloed subgenres, but Red Bull Music Festival's Encounters party brings them together at the Symes. ISO Radio will live-stream it. Read more

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Plus: just announced concerts from Jaden & Willow Smith, Citizen Cope, Hot Water Music, a holiday show from Seaway and more Read more