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For over 30 years, as a host on Edge 102.1 and Indie88 and with his Nu Music Nites at the Horseshoe, Dave Bookman, aka Bookie, has been crucial for discovering new music in Toronto. Read more

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Win Kuplowsky

The Team Building event, which started at Holy Oak and now takes place at Burdock, encourages vulnerability, experimentation and community-building. Read more

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Luca Tarantini

After impressing us with their debut album, the Toronto prog-pop band had to overcome a series of trials to make the next one. This interview took place over three years. Read more

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Monika Mogi

"As people have been saying for thousands of years – love is the only answer to the absurdity of the world," says indie rock luminary Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend in this deeply reflective Q&A. Read more

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Samuel Engelking

While big arena shows are increasingly expensive, independent promoters are finding ways to make live music more accessible Read more

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Canadian Music Week isn't all industry panels – from vintage psych-rock to fiercely feminist Toronto hip-hop, here are some of the best bets and hidden gems of CMW 2019. Read more

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Colin Medley

On his new album Miracle In The Night, veteran Toronto singer/songwriter John Southworth reunites with his band the South Seas, which includes the late Justin Haynes Read more

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With her hard-hitting new album 13th Floor, Brampton MC Haviah Mighty challenges notions that she’s too dark or too female to succeed in the rap game. Read more

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The new mentorship program uplifts women of colour in the music scene – onstage and behind the scenes Read more

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The rising local rapper takes us to his favourite Nigerian restaurant – and spontaneously across the west end Read more

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Jeremy M. Lange

An interview with John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats on the new album In League With Dragons, which was produced by Owen Pallett and is packed with Toronto musicians. Read more

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A new short documentary called Somewhere Else centres around the Toronto band and the spaces that fuel their DIY ethic – even when those spaces also test it Read more

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Before Morrissey plays at the Sony Centre this weekend, here's everything that's kept him away for 15 years. Read more

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The musician, producer and author talks about working with The Pursuit of Happiness, how music has taken a backseat to branding and why he's a "parable of self-reliance" Read more

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While you (legally) smoke weed in the park or spend the day in line at a cannabis shop, these stoner metal tunes from Toronto will set the tone for your 4/20. Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Toronto singer/producer Seth Nyquist's accelerated come-up has his head spinning, but he's figuring things out on the fly. Read more

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From Italo disco to spiritual jazz to meditative soundscapes, hidden gem artists are finding new audiences – and sometimes returning to the stage. Read more

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Matt Forsythe

From pop-up record shops to single-store exclusive vinyl, local in-stores to a golden ticket Ministry and Cold Cave concert – here's what you should check out on Saturday, April 13 for Record Store Day in Toronto. Read more

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Canadian reggae singer Snow, who visited the Rob Ford's office in 2014, says he should have looked deeper into the late Toronto mayor's record Read more

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Frank DKO

With the Canadian reggae singer’s 1992 hit Informer back on the charts as part of Daddy Yankee’s Con Calma, in this interview Snow talks cultural appropriation, privilege and his misunderstood global legacy. Read more

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