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Partner

The Ontario-via-New Brunswick duo have always had a sense of humour – perfect for their unabashed rock stylle – but their new EP veers them towards joke-band territory Read more

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Kate Killet

Portraits and live shots of fans and artists at Venus Fest, Toronto's second annual community-focused celebration of women and non-binary artists in music. Bully, Zola Jesus, OSHUN, Partner and others. Read more

Features

Daniel Caesar at the Danforth Music Hall

Samuel Engelking

This year's 10 Polaris Prize short list contenders include albums from Daniel Caesar, U.S. Girls, Pierre Kwenders, Jeremy Dutcher, Snotty Nose Rez Kids and more. Read more

Features

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. Read more

Concert reviews

Field Trip festival 2018: Intimate portraits of festival-goers and artists like Partner, Allie X, HAERTS, Pierre Kwenders, and more, plus their favourite moments of the weekend and thoughts on Canadian music. Read more

Features

The personal was political this year, a theme reflected in NOW music critics' collaborative list of top releases Read more

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From Sloan to SARSstock, a look back at the undeniable influence, virtuosity and ferocity of one of rock's true saviours Read more

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Partner

Dominick Mastrangelo

At the release show for their debut album, the Windsor-via-Sackville slacker rock band were the guitar heroes we need right now Read more

Concert reviews

Partner

Dominick Mastrangelo

Including shopping in Kensington Market for "show pants" and sampling "a bunch of different kinds of weed" Read more

Features

When it came to live music, it was a year of bucket-list shows, arena spectacles and unexpected farewells Read more

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Tanja-Tiziana

Yuna, Wild Nothing, Adria Kain, Mutoid Man, Bob Mould and Laura Stevenson are among the early highlights of this year's CMW Read more

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