Album review: Clips, the first album billed to the Brodie West Quintet, is a testament to the versatility that can be found in a jazz group with a ton of chemistry. more

Album reviews

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Tim Saccenti

Our list of the best Toronto music festivals happening in fall 2018. Each offers something different, from Chinese music to hardcore, psych, hip-hop and more. more


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Norman Wong

The otherworldly singer of Broken Social Scene and AroarA has been given the confidence to raise her voice in a new way. more


Enigmatic Americana, cosmic jazz, Indigenous hip-hop and a lo-fi legend – these are the shows to catch this season more


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Chinese rapper Tizzy T will play Modern Sky Festival alongside other artists from Asia and Canada

The Chinese music festival expands to Toronto with a lineup that includes Calvin Love, Bohan Pheonix and Sunset Rollercoaster. more


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


A secretly recorded live album, an indie rock supergroup and Lil Wayne’s long-awaited release are among our most anticipated this season. more


Lil Berete, the current pride of Regent Park, could stand to personalize his northern trap style on his debut mixtape Icebreaker, but the potential here is vast. more

Album reviews


Dustin Rabin

Jeremy Dutcher, the Indigenous singer/songwriter, won the $50,000 Polaris Prize for his debut album, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa. Here's what else went down at the gala. more


Red Bull Music Festival Toronto has announced its lineup, which includes Alice Glass, DVSN, Lil Berete, a vogue ball at the Design Exchange, a conversation with super-producer Scott Storch, a Toronto hip-hop showcase and more. more



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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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The MVP Project, a partnership between RBCxMusic and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, which has acquired the Prism Prize, will provide production grants between $5,000 and $15,000. more



Vanessa Heins

Dundas, Ontario trio The Dirty Nil exist more for the primal act of rock music than its culture, and their delightful, precise new album Master Volume hints at why. more

Album reviews

The Toronto-based Inuk musician is uncharacteristically nervous about her literary debut, but Split Tooth will get you in the gut, heart and mind as much as her music does more



Timothy White

In this interview, soft rock veteran Michael McDonald talks working with Thundercat and Aretha, hearing his voice in hip-hop, and attracting a new generation of fans. more


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Samuel Engelking

Ahead of her Kensington Market Jazz Festival, fiery local treasure Molly Johnson talks community, equity and the state of Canadian jazz. more



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Hayden's annual benefit concert Dream Serenade gets City and Colour, Barenaked Ladies, Owen Pallett, Weaves and more for its fifth edition. Plus: new Toronto concerts coming from Teyana Taylor, U.S. Girls, Cher and more. more


Country music legends Shania Twain and Terri Clark shared the stage with many younger female stars. more

Concert reviews


Gabriella Rivera

Aqua and Prozzäk joined fellow colourful 90s pop throwback Whigfield at Toronto's Echo Beach for a chilly night of unabashed retro joy – including an honest-to-goodness Much Video Dance party! more

Concert reviews

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Christian Weber

Mac Miller has died at the age of 26 of an apparent overdose, cutting his promising career frustratingly short. more


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