Michael Rancic

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



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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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Check out brand new songs from Toronto artists Isla Craig, Tony Price, Harrison, Alice Glass, Prime Boys, K. Forest and more. Local artists get psyched in this week's edition of #NOWplaying, which includes a Spotify playlist of new tunes. more


As Toronto record label Telephone Explosion celebrates its 10th anniversary, heads Jon Schouten and Steve Sidoli take us through their most notable and memorable records more



Natalia Manzocco

Ticketfly, an online ticket selling outlet, has gone offline after a hack compromised client and customer information. While it conducts an internal investigation, many fans have flocked to physical outlets to buy tickets. more


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Samuel Engelking

Doors Open Toronto 2018 featured music all over the city. Ziibiwan played at Native Child and Family Services, Chelsea McBride Group accompanied jazz history, and shows emanated from backyards and museums. more

Concert reviews

On their upcoming Diversity Tour, Canadian musical acts Bonjay and Too Attached satirize the "inclusive" banner that often obscures pursuits against racism, homophobia and oppression. more



Amanda Fotes

Lower Bay Station, the de-commissioned TTC stop, was the unusual setting for a memorable all-local concert featuring Fucked Up, Deliluh, Tyriqueordie and E-Saggila. Check out photos and our review here. more

Concert reviews


Samuel Engelking

CMW reviews so far: Cupcakke, Nate Husser, Lydia Lunch, Jaunt, Yonatan Gat, Moscow Apartment, and more from the Toronto music festival Canadian Music Week. more

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Iceage's intoxicating fourth album refines their brooding intensity into something both measured and chaotic. The Danish punks take another step forward on Beyondless. more

Album reviews

With precise and assured vocal delivery, = Montreal-via-Toronto singer Tess Roby explores how the past resonates with the present. Here debut album Beacons is out on Italians Do It Better. more

Album reviews

Toronto-shot sci-fi series doesn't feature villains, in order to encourage viewers to empathize with three sides in an interplanetary conflict more

Interviews & Features


Maria Jose Govea

Beverly Glenn-Copeland is returning to the stage with his band Indigo Rising after a 20 year absence. Lifted from obscurity by collectors, the Canadian legend is finally ready for his moment in the spotlight. more


Listen to 20 brand-new Toronto songs we're digging in this week's #NOWplaying, which includes McCallaman, Moon King, Lonely Wholesome, Ice Cream, Charlotte Day Wilson and much, much more. more