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Arif Ansari

Simply Saucer are back with a new 7", and The Hamilton psych cult legends are far from nostalgic – they're a band unstuck in time. more

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With big pop stars letting their queer flags fly, music is basking in the LGBTQ+ rainbow like never before. Artists like Toronto's Witch Prophet are succeeding on their own terms, but the industry needs to realize queerness is more than a trend more

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Martin Fox

Jessica Cho, who DJs under the name Korea Town Acid, is having her busiest year yet. The Toronto artist has released her debut EP, Mahogani Forest, on Cosmic Resonance. more

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Chvrches have just released their new album Love Is Dead, their poppiest and most political. Long before the #MeToo movement, Mayberry was calling out misogyny in the music industry, but now she's noticing small, incremental changes. more

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NXNE 2018 preview: With a return to club-hopping and free shows at Yonge-Dundas Square, the opportunity for discovery is back too for the Toronto music festival. Here's how to get the most out of your wristband. more

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Toronto singer/songwriter Jordaan Mason's new album Earth To Ursa Major asks big questions about mental illness, gender identity and the universe and finds comfort in not knowing the answers. more

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As Toronto record label Telephone Explosion celebrates its 10th anniversary, heads Jon Schouten and Steve Sidoli take us through their most notable and memorable records more

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Matt Williams

On her new album Angels Of Death, Toronto singer/songwriter Jennifer Castle battles against the finality of death and sends a comforting message down the line. In this interview, she goes deep into her writing process. more

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Samuel Engelking

Introducing StarStatus, the Toronto rapper/singer/dancer/songwriter who won a showcase at Canadian Music Week 2018. more

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In this interview with CupcakKe, the self-described “freak hoe” rapper gets real about colourism, independence and rapping about genitals. She plays CMW this week. more

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Our picks for the best hidden gems of the annual Toronto-wide music festival Canadian Music Week (CMW): Fucked Up, Witch Prophet, Kae Sun, Un Blonde, Chippy Nonstop and many more. more

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Montreal quartet walk the line between convention and improv more

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Halloween is a time when partiers cast aside the traditional aesthetic and pragmatic concerns inherent in choosing everyday club wear to worship at the bloody altar of conceptualism. With that in mind, we rank five Halloween parties by their degree of conceptual difficulty – or lack thereof. more

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Hook-hunting supergroup have chemistry and melody in spades more

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Catching a show this Halloween? Beware: some bands are seriously spine-chilling, while others are hiding behind a hyped-up moniker. more

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Toronto singer embraces new directions on covers album more

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From the Rivoli to SNL in half a year more

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Greg Cartwright swaps labels, sticks to his sound more

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Harnessing dark power through visual and sonic spectacle more

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Music series champions GTA's transcultural movements more

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