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Calm Elliott-Armstrong

After backing up the breakout country star for most of 2019, the Toronto post-punk band are back on their own path. Here's what they've learned. Read more

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Samuel Engelking

On their new album, FED UP, Amanda Crist and Carlyn Bezic take restrictive late capitalism and the male gaze and give them a satisfying rock release Read more

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Sarah Rix

The money would be targeted toward bars and clubs feeling the pressure of increasing property taxes – but the provincial government could stand in the way Read more

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Plus: a pair of lo-fi premieres from PAX and Fond and a full playlist of new local tunes Read more

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Colin Medley

The local songwriter releases his second full-length collaboration with producer Sandro Perri – together, the strongest, most compelling artistic vision he’s made Read more

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A sigh of relief for venue owners and promoters used to noise complaints: clearer definitions of noise, consistent measurements and a less adversarial mediation process Read more

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Samuel Engelking

As other music venues vanish, Shaun Bowring is using his Dundas West bar to advocate for local nightlife Read more

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Directors and actors tend to take the spotlight, but the festival is also an opportunity to shine a light at the local musicians behind the scenes Read more

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Samuel Engelking

What San Francisco, Amsterdam and London can tell us about what supporting the nighttime economy could look like here Read more

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Jen Squires

On her first album in 11 years, Who Is The Baker?, the singer/songwriter subverts what piano songs are supposed to sound like Read more

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Yann Orhan

Montreal’s lunar celebration of global music and inclusive vibes brings South African artist Nakhane to the Pride Main Stage Read more

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Samuel Engelking

While the Toronto Raptors were completing their historic championship run, our reviewers were catching festival sets by CupcakKe, Le1f, Sir Babygirl, Swamp Dogg and more Read more

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Samuel Engelking

From free street celebrations to experimental weirdness to a festival in an honest-to-goodness ghost town, here are the fests worth trekking to this summer Read more

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Elisabeth Fuchsia

Album review: Pile, Green And Gray: the Nashville-via-Boston band have released more than a half-dozen albums, but it feels like they're just hitting their stride. Read more

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Colin Medley

On his new album Miracle In The Night, veteran Toronto singer/songwriter John Southworth reunites with his band the South Seas, which includes the late Justin Haynes Read more

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A new short documentary called Somewhere Else centres around the Toronto band and the spaces that fuel their DIY ethic – even when those spaces also test it Read more

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Maria Jose Govea

The album is the first full-length album under Daniel Benjamin's new guitar-less version of his pop project Moon King – a disorienting neon haze. Read more

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Before Morrissey plays at the Sony Centre this weekend, here's everything that's kept him away for 15 years. Read more

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While you (legally) smoke weed in the park or spend the day in line at a cannabis shop, these stoner metal tunes from Toronto will set the tone for your 4/20. Read more

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Maggie Elizabeth

Best Toronto music of the week: new songs from Haviah Mighty, Daniel 58, Hot Garbage and a new #NOWplaying playlist with even more of the best local music of the week. Read more

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