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Hillside, the Guelph music festival, has outlasted bigger ones like WayHome by sticking to its principles: community, spontaneity and good vibes. Here were the standouts: Jeremy Dutcher, Cadence Weapon, Lido Pimienta, U.S. Girls and more. more

Concert reviews

A review of the new EP, Heaven's Only Wishful, from Toronto's MorMor: a compelling, sweet-voiced mix of Dev Hynes, How To Dress Well and Rhye, Seth Nyquist uses the five songs on this EP to prove he should be on your radar. more

Album reviews

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Forget Stratford – the Biebs and his bride-to-be should get hitched at Ripley's Aquarium, the village or Hanlan's Point more

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A roundup of our favourite Toronto songs and videos of the week: A pair of premieres from CARES and Fond, a new video from Witch Prophet and Lido Pimienta, one from Shad, and a whole playlist of great new local music. more

Music

Album review: Chastity's Death Lust, out on Captured Tracks and Royal Mountain. Brandon Williams and his Whitby band have composed an album full of violence, dread and claustrophobia that's also totally cathartic. more

Album reviews

Fighting against the city’s venue crisis, Future Peers, Witch Prophet and VERSA are throwing a multi-disciplinary show at the former home of Whippersnapper Gallery. more

Features

Including cult filmmaker John Waters, Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux and comics Ali Hassan and Dave Merheje more

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Leila Penteado

During a fraught time in the country's history, trans soul singer Liniker Barros and her band the Caramelows are empowering a generation of queer Brazilians. more

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A review of the first three days of Festival D'ete de Quebec, featuring The Weeknd, Neil Young, Future, Lil Yachty, Killy, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan. The sprawling, eclectic Quebec City festival should be on the radar of music fans across the country. more

Concert reviews

Country-pop superstar Shania Twain's return to Toronto gets illustrated in all its glitzy, folksy glory in this comic concert review of her show at Scotiabank Arena. more

Concert reviews

The human jukebox who played with B.B. King and James Brown croons, twists and totally entertains more

Theatre

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Jennifer Roberts

DJ NDN, Drezus, LIZA and Junia-T will play the festival's inaugural Discovery Series, which runs August 9-14 more

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Kensington Market’s old Zimmerman’s Fairland grocery is turning into a six series immersive art maze with collaborations from visual and musical artists. more

Culture

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Tanja-Tiziana

The indie music non-profit's board is launching an independent investigation following an ex-staffer's allegations against Jonny Dovercourt more

Features

Robin Black's solo confessional proves he's a natural raconteur with a big presence and a knack for comic timing more

Theatre

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Tanja-Tiziana

Doug Ford, the newly elected Ontario premier, has announced a halt on a portion of the Ticket Sales Act, which was set to take effect July 1 more

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Adam Pulicicchio

While local Toronto radio stations are re-embracing up-and-coming musicians, some are finding it cheaper and more accessible to go around the dial. Belly, Tasha The Amazon, Simon "Stretch" Yonannes and Paul "Mastermind" Parhar weigh in. more

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Pooneh Ghana

Courtney Barnett interview: With her witty first-person insight into universal themes, the Australian singer/songwriter is an accidental expert on Toronto’s vanishing venues crisis. more

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Jeff Comber

Jiants, Toronto indie rock band, is the result of skate videos, injuries and lust for life. Watch their new video Plan exclusively here more

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