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Samuel Engelking

Toronto singer/producer Seth Nyquist's accelerated come-up has his head spinning, but he's figuring things out on the fly. Read more

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From Italo disco to spiritual jazz to meditative soundscapes, hidden gem artists are finding new audiences – and sometimes returning to the stage. Read more

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Carlo Torres

Despite venue closures, DIY communities are thriving – and with their genre-spanning, venue-moving series, It's OK*, Said Yassin and Alicia Bee want to show it. Read more

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Samuel Engelking

From punk-infused hip-hop to dance music creating its own space – who’s setting the tone for the city’s music scenes? Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Concert review: Chicago rapper Valee lacked the energy of Just John x Dom Dias and Sydanie, but new concert series It's OK*'s first event at Sully's Boxing Gym was still a success. Read more

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Chantal Anderson

The 27-year-old Chicago-born rapper's energy was irresistible, even if the crowd had some post-holiday sluggishness Read more

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It was an anxious year, and that was reflected in NOW's critics' 10 best albums from 2018, which alternated between amplifying our insecurities and soothing them. Read more

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What does Toronto sound like? This year's best local albums, as voted by NOW critics, offered many different ways to hear it Read more

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Dua Lipa, The Chainsmokers, Alessia Cara and more played iHeartRadio's third annual Jingle Ball marathon mega-concert at Scotiabank Arena. Read more

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The art-rocker said his American Utopia tour would be his most ambitious since Stop Making Sense – and he delivered Read more

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In this interview with CupcakKe, the self-described “freak hoe” rapper gets real about colourism, independence and rapping about genitals. She plays CMW this week. Read more

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On their debut album, the Toronto trio channel retro influences into a modern and cohesive mix of hip-hop and electronic production Read more

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Mayor John Tory declared February 7 a day to celebrate the UK punk band, while "Music City" still faces real and present issues Read more

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The former Deadly Snakes singer returns with his first album in over a decade. It was worth the wait Read more

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Samuel Engelking

After a decade in storage, the iconic spinning records are finally lit up for public view at Yonge-Dundas Square – but the saga continues Read more

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Graham Macindoe

Singer Matt Berninger dedicated a song to the newly crowned MLS Cup champions Toronto FC Read more

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He's hinted at a hiatus, but his show with Actress showed he's got plenty more ideas to explore Read more

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The Nigerian-American producer/provocateur explores resistance at X Avant XII Read more

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The Screaming Eagle of Soul has passed away at age 68, but his unwavering message of love and positivity will live on Read more

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Dominick Mastrangelo

At the release show for their debut album, the Windsor-via-Sackville slacker rock band were the guitar heroes we need right now Read more

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