Mark Streeter

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Yung Yemi

The city's underground scenes are rising fast and these six artists are primed for impact more

Jan 31, 2018 11:56 AM Features 1 Comments

Eye To Eye, the first LP from Toronto's Steven Foster and his band, fixes stadium grandiosity onto dense, idiosyncratic guitar pop songs more

Jan 30, 2018 11:20 AM Album reviews

Witch Prophet


"I wanted people to be excited about the homegrown talent and abundance of women in our scene." more

Jan 26, 2018 2:08 PM Features


Sarah Rix

From the sweaty end of the Silver Dollar to an unprecedented gathering of Indigenous folk legends, these were the bucket list shows of the year more

Dec 20, 2017 6:08 PM , , , , , Features

The personal was political this year, a theme reflected in NOW music critics' collaborative list of top releases more

Dec 12, 2017 1:20 PM , , , Features


Mark ONeill

Kelly Clarkson, Cardi B, Jessie Reyez and Fifth Harmony were flawless. The TV taping? Not so much more

Dec 11, 2017 3:25 PM Concert reviews 3 Comments

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Colin Medley

Kyle Knapp's slacker rock band celebrates its ultra-local west-end Toronto scene in their new music video, premiering exclusively here more

Nov 27, 2017 3:53 PM Music


Kyle Knapp

The Toronto post-punk trio have been one of the most intense live bands in the city for years more

Oct 27, 2017 10:56 AM Features

With many smaller venues under threat, the historic concert hall is using its institutional status to provide space for young artists more

Oct 20, 2017 12:17 PM Music

The Toronto-via-Vancouver trio ring with tone and buzz with velocity on their brief but satisfying new album more

Oct 6, 2017 11:22 AM Album reviews

Julie & the Wrong Guys

Scott Wade

With Eamon McGrath and a pair of Cancer Bats, the singer/songwriter is the loudest she's been in decades more

Aug 31, 2017 12:13 PM Features

But the Katie Crutchfield-led band's fourth record feels under-written and over-performed when considered alongside many of the great recent reissues from grunge-pop’s heyday more

Aug 10, 2017 1:28 PM Album reviews

Dupe Shop

Mark Streeter

Four bands' sets get recorded live to cassette, which then gets couriered to the Dupe Shop for duplication and given to concertgoers by the end of the night more

Jul 11, 2017 12:24 PM Features 1 Comments

All you can think about while listening to the Toronto noise-punks debut album is how you want to start a band – though it will not be as good more

Jun 15, 2017 5:27 PM Album reviews

At a time when DIY sometimes suggests the heedless jettisoning of any frills, the Montrealers are refreshingly fussy overachievers more

May 31, 2017 2:29 PM Album reviews

The Las Vegas singer/songwriter's quickly released new record is worth a listen, but you’ll be done with it within a weekend more

May 9, 2017 4:12 PM Album reviews 1 Comments


Neil Van

Haviah Mighty, Duchess Says, 070 Shake, Freak Heat Waves, Wolf Parade and New Fries play memorable sets during CMW's second half more

Apr 23, 2017 2:02 PM , , , , , Concert reviews


Sarah Rix

Japanese Breakfast, Charlotte Day Wilson, Amelia Curran, Tim Darcy and Nyssa are among the early stand-outs at this year's CMW more

Apr 21, 2017 1:08 PM , , , , , , Concert reviews

Witch Prophet


The on-the-rise singer/songwriter also has a full-length album on the way more

Mar 21, 2017 1:53 PM Features


Derek Ma

Wavelength and the City Hall Live's Sunday panel discussion suggested that the idea of being a citizen is in need of a rethink more

Mar 6, 2017 2:12 PM Music