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Kate Killet

NXNE 2018 reviews: Our critics spent the week in venues throughout Toronto, catching shows by Ryan Hemsworth, RYAN Playground, Tokyo Police Club's Dave Monks, LA Timpa and more. more

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Massey Hall turned 124 and threw a CanCon celebration featuring Jim Cuddy, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Joel Plaskett, Whitehorse, Sam Roberts and others. That got us thinking about the venue's past, present and future before it closes for renovation. more

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Michael Watier

Toronto bar and music venue Cadillac Lounge was set to close and open with new owners in April, but legal issues gave it an unexpected afterlife. Now it will reopen under the new name Blind Faith. 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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The Best Toronto Concerts of June 2018: Field Trip, NXNE, Toronto Jazz Festival and Pride take over festival season, while Kendrick Lamar and Jack White roll into town. Plus: celebrate Massey Hall with a packed bill of Canadian musicians. more

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Samuel Engelking

Find over 60 events including concerts, food festivals, outdoor movies and more in NOW's annual Hot Summer Guide. more

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Festival Lingua Franca has unveiled its lineup of bands with non-white members. "The goal is to showcase that rock music is so much more diverse than the stereotypical image of four white dudes playing blues rock," says Daniel G. Wilson more

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Toronto punk band S.H.I.T. are streaming both their new album What Do You Stand For? and their new compilation Complete S.H.I.T. at NOW. They're also announcing a show at Double Double Land. Read our interview with guitarist Greg Benedetto. more

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On Courtney Barnett's new album Tell Me How You Really Feel, the witty Australian singer/songwriter articulates the anxiety in her own mind and of the current cultural moment. more

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Vincent McMillen

Charlotte Day Wilson and Work director Fantavious Fritz are using their $15,000 Prism Prize money to create a one-time grant for female music video directors. They're also donating a portion of it to a women's shelter. more

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Samuel Engelking

CMW reviews so far: Cupcakke, Nate Husser, Lydia Lunch, Jaunt, Yonatan Gat, Moscow Apartment, and more from the Toronto music festival Canadian Music Week. 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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Listen to a playlist of Toronto artists playing CMW 2018: TiKA/HMLT, Chippy Nonstop, Casper Skulls, Pony and more. 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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Michael Watier

Parkdale bar and music club's new owner will continue to host live bands more

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The Toronto-based composer and vocal artist pays homage to his Wolastoq First Nation roots more

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John Barnard's documentary about BTO and the Guess Who's Randy Bachman merely ticks off items on the Behind The Music career-arc checklist more

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Kardinal Offishall debuted a new version of the 1998 Canadian hip-hop classic Northern Touch for the Toronto Raptors. The full new version dropped before the team's first playoff game against the Washington Wizards. more

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There's suddenly a lot of attention on U.S. Girls. Toronto’s Meg Remy is ­untangling ­America’s misogynist mess with lush disco grooves. The time is right for her subversive brand of political pop. Read our cover story interview here. more

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These are the shows NOW critics are looking forward to this month. Charlotte Day Wilson, U.S. Girls, Majid Jordan, Born Ruffians and Frigs play hotly anticipated hometown gigs, plus shows by Ty Segall, Lil Berete, Yaeji and more. more

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