Michael Rancic

Vegan café and punk venue D-Beatstro at 1292 Bloor West, Toronto

Michael Rancic

Before its final festival, musicians lament the end of a vital venue more

Feb 14, 2018 4:25 PM Features

James Lindsay (left) and Paul Lawton of Pleasence Records.

Samuel Engelking

A new music festival and podcast are part of the Toronto record label's search for true independence more

Feb 7, 2018 3:02 PM Features

The "newest dive bar on Bloor" will soon take over for the short-lived queer-friendly music venue Less Bar more

Jan 24, 2018 12:52 PM Music


Samuel Engelking

From investing in music hubs to reviewing Toronto's music city partnership with Austin, these are the threads to follow across the venue crisis this year more

Jan 11, 2018 10:45 AM Features 1 Comments

Vegan café and punk venue D-Beatstro at 1292 Bloor West, Toronto

Michael Rancic

Finding themselves on the hook for costly renovations, the owners decided to go out on their own terms. more

Jan 3, 2018 12:57 PM Music


Samuel Engelking

"It’s the first time I’ve been on a reserve performing my work for the people I made it for,” says musician and writer Leanne Betasamosake Simpson more

Dec 14, 2017 7:00 AM Features

The Vancouver singer/songwriter extends her neo-folk foundation to suit songs about resource extraction and gendered violence more

Dec 1, 2017 4:20 PM Album reviews


Colin Medley

With connections going back to junior high, the mighty five-piece is like an east-end Toronto supergroup in reverse more

Nov 23, 2017 10:13 AM Features

The Indigenous singer/songwriter legend has re-recorded songs from throughout her catalogue, with mixed results more

Nov 15, 2017 11:21 AM Album reviews

U.S. Girls

Samuel Engelking

Meg Remy's project has expanded to a 10-piece and the first of her two hometown shows was a glimpse into where they're headed more

Oct 28, 2017 2:48 PM Concert reviews

After their last arena-conquering tour, they’re playing spaces where their full spectrum of pop shines through more

Oct 14, 2017 2:35 PM Concert reviews

Internet Daughter, Bonjay, Sean Leon and more – our latest set of Toronto songs we can't get enough of more

Oct 13, 2017 12:13 PM Features 1 Comments

The Steady

David Laurence

The vegan brunch spot/queer-friendly bar and music venue is throwing its final party on October 31 more

Oct 6, 2017 6:14 PM Music


Nic Pouliot

Think Nuit Blanche is all about visual art? Here are some shows and installations you can take in with your ears more

Sep 29, 2017 12:12 PM Features 1 Comments

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Neil Mota

With some help from Tendai Maraire of Shabazz Palaces, the Montreal musician creates a new path on MAKANDA more

Sep 7, 2017 3:42 PM Features

The Toronto-based group’s second album is rough around the edges and better off for it more

Sep 6, 2017 4:13 PM Album reviews

The polarizing Toronto singer's debut full-length demonstrates growth, but his signature one-liners haven't gone anywhere more

Aug 18, 2017 3:30 PM Album reviews

Moon Eyed song premiere, plus new tunes by Desiire, Freeways and more more

Aug 17, 2017 1:10 PM Features

The transgender 60s musician gets a career-spanning anthology this October more

Aug 3, 2017 3:38 PM Music

Daniel Benjamin moved to Detroit and got dancified more

Aug 1, 2017 12:53 PM Features