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Tabassum Siddiqui

Canadian rapper Shad unpacks the key themes and figures that populate his ambitious new concept album, A Short Story About A War. Read more

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Norman Wong

The otherworldly singer of Broken Social Scene and AroarA has been given the confidence to raise her voice in a new way. Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Tau-Ming Lau launched an agency to represent and create safe spaces for women, LGBT and POC artists. It's called Blue Crane and it's putting on a showcase at Manifesto. Read more

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Dara Munnis

Concert review: Glen Hansard played a show at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on March 21. Backed by an 11-piece band, the charming Irish singer/songwriter displayed the many facets of his long and storied career. Read more

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On I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life, Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner confront climate change and white privilege over complex electro rhythms Read more

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Justin Broadbent

The Metric singer has returned to her Soft Skeleton project after more than a decade, and now she has some advice to the next generation of female musicians Read more

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Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan reveal their keys to longevity in a field that resists it. Plus, watch the new mini-doc, An Evening With Stars Read more

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Tamara Lindeman cuts loose from Americana and moves towards a sound that’s fully her own Read more

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Broken Social Scene and Feist ruled the fest, and Phoenix and A Tribe Called Red held their own Read more

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“What I’m not okay with is getting on the hamster wheel and trying to churn out an album every two years and do the whole rigamarole. I’d rather put a fork in my eye." Read more

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First album in seven years finds the Montreal-based musician renewed rather than defeated or regretful Read more

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The Toronto-based musician flooded Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church with pink neon lights to debut songs from her fifth full-length Read more

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A compelling live performer, the Toronto-based electronic musician's second album is bogged down by effects and atmospherics Read more

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And there were guests aplenty, including local choir Grex, Brodie West and Doug Tielli Read more

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Witty one-liners, bluegrass influences and more are on offer Read more

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Singer/songwriter channeled heartbreak on new record Read more

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Tanja-Tiziana

11 diverse voices from the community sound off Read more

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Yasmin Siddiqui

The veteran indie-pop quintet pays tribute to their acclaimed Set Yourself On Fire album with three sold-out shows at the Phoenix – and our critic went to all three Read more

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