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Cover story: Jessie Reyez takes us on a tour of her favourite Toronto spots, from Kensington Market to the 905. With a breakthrough new EP and her biggest headlining tour yet, the self-assured singer/songwriter is staying hungry. more


Bear Witness is curating this year's X Avant new music festival in Toronto, expanding on the powerful and inclusive concept established on A Tribe Called Red's last album, We Are The Halluci Nation. 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. 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. more


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Not unlike a brewery tour, Viryl's new Vinyl Pressing Experience will show the start to finish of record pressing in all its nerdy, industrial glory more



Katie Lavoie

DJs and club-goers came together to discuss safe drug use in Toronto's party scene at Something Special’s Community Meeting. more



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In this interview, Cat Power's Chan Marshall tells us what her life has been like in the last six years before her latest album Wanderer. “Oh my god,” she says. “Okay. You ready?” more


The return of party pioneer Mike Wallace with his Dreamshatterer project recalls a DIY era of Toronto's recent past. more


A rare interview with funk legend Betty Davis. A new documentary has brought the 70s star back into the spotlight, decades later. more


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David D. Goldberg

While long-running Toronto music venues vanish, legendary blues bar Grossman's Tavern on Spadina is still operating more or less the same as it always has 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



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



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



Vanessa Heins

Dilly Dally, the Toronto rock band, want to provide hope instead of anger, and they've found affirmation in femininity, therapy and the music of S Club 7. Read this interview with Katie Monks leading up to their sophomore album Heaven. more



R. Kelly Clipperton

Toronto's John Orpheus debut their dreamy new Lost video and talk about Haus Orpheus, their DIY collective creating space for their community in the city. more