Long Winter

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Maya Fuhr

The experimental pop trio have seen the city's DIY creative communities handcuffed by political interests and capitalist real estate agendas, but they're not giving up Read more


New month, new year, new set of shows to hit. Here are the Toronto concerts you should have on your radar in January 2019. Read more

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Samuel Engelking

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 Read more

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In our Chill Winter Guide, find 50 of the best cultural, arts, music, food and outdoor events happening in Toronto from November 2018 to March 2019. Read 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. Read 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. Read more


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Kate Young

The broken system has turned me from an artist into a DIY drone therapist – and that should worry you Read more



Brian Medina

From Wavelength Winter Festival to two varieties of DJ skate nights, these upcoming events prove toques are the new flower crowns Read more


From Bahamas to A Tribe Called Red, here are the shows NOW critics are most looking forward to this month Read more

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Cylla von Tiedemann

Our top picks for dance, music, film, theatre and more Read more

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Nautiluss, Han Han, the Magic and Tough Age are playing the January fest. Plus: No Joy, Anthrax, Mykki Blanco and Said The Whale are coming to town Read more


The newly renovated venue at Queen and Dovercourt wants to diversify programming with an expanded capacity and upgraded sound and lighting Read more

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Metric, Dragonette, A Tribe Called Red, Idee Fixe Records, the Toronto Urban Roots Festival, Wavelength and Long Winter are among the artists, labels and live music showcases to receive grants from the Ontario Music Fund. Read more


Some say they don't feel safe at events for teens due to lack of security, drug abuse and violence Read more

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Michelle Wong

Harsh acoustics and lineups that led to more lineups subtracted from the fun of seeing a rock show at Galleria Mall Read more

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Win a pair of tickets to First Thursday: Long Winter Volume 3 on December 3rd at AGO! Read more

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The attacks in Paris did not deter fans from turning out for DIY music series Long Winter's November edition, but getting through the door was no easy feat Read more

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Darlene Shrugg

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The indie music festival leaves a stronger cumulative impression than it does moment to moment Read more

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