T.O. Music Notes

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Jenna Hum

The Queen West gallery will celebrate with its annual Sound Image competition for emerging music photographers. Check out some of those photos here. Read more



Sarah Rix

The money would be targeted toward bars and clubs feeling the pressure of increasing property taxes – but the provincial government could stand in the way Read more


On Thursday, November 21, over 600 of the late radio DJ and independent music supporter's vinyl records will go on sale to support MusiCounts. Here are some of the highlights. Read more


The Toronto R&B singer will play for the students and teachers of Etobicoke's York Memorial Collegiate Institute, who have been moved to Scarlett Heights Entrepreneurial Academy Read more


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Mr. Koa

The Toronto hip-hop trio will play their final show as a group on November 24 at the Opera House alongside Snotty Nose Rez Kids Read more


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NDK Images

A sigh of relief for venue owners and promoters used to noise complaints: clearer definitions of noise, consistent measurements and a less adversarial mediation process Read more


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Setti Kidane

The queer East Asian rock band will use the money and mentorship from the grant for young, marginalized musicians to record their debut EP Read more


Swift's new song, It's Nice To Have A Friend, will directly fund the local music education program. Here's how. Read more



Colin Medley

The Dinosaur Jr. guitar hero joined the local singer/songwriter for a full set of psych jams for a crowd of 40 crammed into the Dundas West record store Read more

Concert reviews

The annual DIY punk and hardcore fest is off this year, but they'll be throwing a one-day mini-fest in August at Velvet Underground Read more


Journey Cannabis & Music Festival, which was set to take place this August, has been abruptly cancelled Read more


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The local community arts organization is celebrating its 20th birthday with a massive new headquarters on the waterfront, but it’s focused straight ahead Read more


The College Street record shop's building has been sold, prompting another real-estate related music closure in Toronto Read more


Frank Dukes' Parkscapes is available for sampling and licensing, with all the proceeds going back to the funding-slashed program Read more



Josiah Vandien

Toronto artists who made the cut include Jessie Reyez, PUP, Dilly Dally, Charlotte Cornfield, LAL, Orville Peck, TOBi, Fucked Up and Shawn Mendes Read more


They're not an obvious choice for civic celebration, but to the artists playing the Pillars Picnic the concrete monoliths' disappearance represents how we treat our concrete heritage. Read more


A Club Called Rhonda

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Taking place over four days concurrent to mainstream Pride, the indie fest promises underground vibes and zero corporate funding Read more

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Taking place at Boyd Conservation Park in Vaughan this August, the event will combine bands and cannabis culture, within the limits of the law Read more



Marie Wynants

Toronto's 500 Keele Warehouse venue has shut its doors. May concerts including Ben UFO and Charlotte de Witte have all been relocated from the Junction warehouse space. Read more


Toronto record shop June Records is opening June Space – a response to the city’s venue crisis. Read more