Michael Rancic

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Stephe Perry

Tomorrow Is Too Late combines visual and oral history to recount the influential-but-underlooked scene by the people were there – and they're doing metal next. Read more



Gabriela Osio Vanden

Plus: a playlist of new local music, including PUP, Charlotte Cornfield and Donna Grantis 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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On his new album, Anne, Toronto saxophonist Joseph Shabason sonically reflects on his mother's life with Parkinson's disease, while incorporating her voice into the music. Read more



Amanda Fotes

Faith/Void, the multi-purpose venue and record store at College and Dovercourt, was a champion of DIY in Toronto’s music and arts. scene Read more


All our favourite Toronto tunes from the past year arranged into one sprawling Spotify playlist. Plus, some of our favourite music that's not on Spotify, too. Read more

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From Pusha T's Danforth Music Hall brawl to Gordon Lightfoot calling last call at Massey Hall (for now), these Toronto concerts resonated beyond the stage. 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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Ebru Yildiz

Concert review: Marissa Nadler at the Baby G. The singer/songwriter's shows feel rare here, and so the Baby G crowd met her with an appreciative hush that was almost unsettling Read more

Concert reviews

Plus: complementary live videos from Westelaken and Slurry and a new #NOWplaying playlist featuring Drake and Meek Mill, Keys N Krates and more Read more



Ashlea Wessel

Alison Lang collected nearly 30 stories of overbearing condescension, heartbreak and Frank Zappa for the new zine, Music Men Ruined For Me. Read more


Montreal musician Charlotte Cardin has been touring to bigger and bigger venues, all before she's released her first album – and that's changed her musical perspective. Read more



Mitch Brown

Toronto producer Harrison poured himself into the piano, opening up a world of songwriting freedom that's evident on his sophomore album, Apricity. Read more


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Paul Husband

Concert review: Low at the Great Hall in Toronto. The long-running Minnesota band leaned on their newest album, Double Negative – a gauzy, textural departure from the sound they're associated with. Read more

Concert reviews

With his new album In Another Life, Toronto musician Sandro Perri rethinks what a song is and what it can be. Read more



R. Jeanette Martin

Toronto venue The Matador is going on sale. Even after securing a zoning certificate, owner Paul McCaughey's plans to re-open the 102-year-old ballroom have faltered again. Read more


A review of Revocation's new album The Outer Ones. H.P. Lovecraft is fitting source material for the Boston band, who revel in the confrontation between man and the vastness of the universe. Read more

Album reviews


Isaac Roberts

Our favourite Toronto songs and videos of the week: a brand-new music video from weirdo rockers Luge, the first taste of Ideé Fixe’s new supergroup and a full playlist of new autumnal bops. Read more



Amanda Fotes

Ahead of the annual punk and hardcore festival Not Dead Yet, we caught up with local Toronto bands around the city to talk community, resistance, localism and more. Read more



John Londono

Toronto's Fucked Up are not the tightest knit band (to say the least), but they've kept it together for Dose Your Dreams, an adventurous new album that draws a whole community into their tenuous orbit. Read more