Michael Rancic

You can expect big things from these Toronto artists this fall, from genre-stretching hardcore veterans to the next big R&B star more



R. Jeanette Martin

The Matador, Toronto's historic and beleaguered speakeasy/music venue, has got its zoning, and now owner Paul McCaughey hopes it will open by March 2019 more


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Karel Chladek

Suzanne Ciani, Buchla synth composer, is enjoying a new wave of re-appreciation, but, as she tells us in this interview, she's looking forward while she looks back. more


Album review: the eponymous album from Toronto hard rockers Diemonds acts as a defining statement for the band. more

Album reviews

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Cassandra Popescu

Review: acts like TOPS, Maylee Todd and Zaki Ibrahim shone at Camp Wavelength, and the festival maintained its community spirit after its artistic director's removal. more

Concert reviews


Heather Rappard

Best Toronto music of the week: A roundup of our favourite local songs and videos of the week, including a brand-new Bile Sister track, new stuff from K-OS, and a full playlist of fresh tracks. more


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Colin Medley

Matthew "Doc" Dunn, The Cosmic Range instrumentalist and U.S. Girls collaborator reins, in his spacy and jazzy tendencies on his new album Lightbourn, while showing how expansive a folk record can be. more

Album reviews


Visual Bass

Veld, Toronto's EDM and rap festival at Downsview Park, has become a massive event. From A$AP Ferg's Toronto love to a touching Avicii tribute, here's what united the crowd at this year's event. more

Concert reviews

Toronto's Tomb Mold, fleshed out from a duo into a four-piece, take chances rhythmically and compositionally, and it pays off on their new album Manor Of Infinite Forms. more

Album reviews

A roundup of our favourite local songs and videos of the week, including the premiere of Stefana Fratila's Knowing music video more



Dylan Chew

Toronto's new screamo/emotional hardcore festival New Friends Fest has arisen to foster a sense of community, mobilization and passion that's slipping away in the local scene. more


Radiohead's first concert in Toronto in ten years should be triumphant, but instead it's bittersweet, underscored by the lingering injustice of a 2012 stage collapse tragedy at Downsview Park. more



Jag Gundu/Massey Hall

As the concert hall prepares to close for extensive renovations, the Canadian folk icon's wit and timeless songs cut through the air of finality more

Concert reviews



The 10-year-old goth club's owner says a major rent hike is to blame more


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J. Ashley Nixon

Sled Island's 12th edition in Calagary proved that Toronto festivals could learn a thing or two from this festival, that puts music ahead of branding. more



Michelle Homonylo

The best Toronto songs of the week: Dilly Dally, Drake, Petra Glynt, Nue and Pressa, Baby Cages and a 20-song playlist of fresh tracks more


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Arif Ansari

Simply Saucer are back with a new 7", and The Hamilton psych cult legends are far from nostalgic – they're a band unstuck in time. more


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Kate Killet

NXNE 2018 reviews: Our critics spent the week in venues throughout Toronto, catching shows by Ryan Hemsworth, RYAN Playground, Tokyo Police Club's Dave Monks, LA Timpa and more. more

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