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Concert review: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto: at the soul-stirring final show of their marathon Skeleton Tree tour, the band proved an arena can feel just as intimate as a sweaty bar gig. Read more

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Concert review: Alice Glass's collaboration with director Floria Sigismondi set a mysterious vibe, with dancers, lights and film art – but the visual element felt underwhelming. Read more

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Courtney Barnett interview: With her witty first-person insight into universal themes, the Australian singer/songwriter is an accidental expert on Toronto’s vanishing venues crisis. Read more


Kanye West - Ye album review: Do the rapper/producer's raw honesty and still-fascinating artistry justify overlooking his more reprehensible traits? 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


Gord Downie Tragically Hip


The Tragically Hip singer, poet and advocate has passed away at age 53 Read more


The long-running Manitoba punk band stuck mostly to 2017 album Victory Lap and had nothing to apologize for Read more

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The iconic Toronto underground rock band returns to celebrate 25 years of Smile and Toronto's musical past Read more



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Of course, the American folk music icon did so in his own uncompromising way, while also giving Toronto fans his most inclusive and dynamic set in years Read more

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The Toronto post-rockers' set was fuelled not only by moodiness and hard textures, but also joyous relief Read more

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The comedian's pettiness was the worst thing about the telecast. Much better were A Tribe Called Red's show opener and Feist's Leonard Cohen tribute Read more

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The folk rock legend takes on more classic American songs, a little more obscure this time around and perfectly executed Read more

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But the Toronto hip-hop superstar also reimagines raw mixtapes as artfully curated playlists Read more

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At the first of two Toronto shows, the Chicago sextet made it all right to celebrate something made in America for a few hours Read more

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A government crackdown on online-concert-ticket resales only scratches the surface Read more


The cameos by Elton John, Anderson .Paak, Kanye and Kendrick Lamar are nice, but it's the ambitious productions that super-charge this record Read more

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The singer/songwriter and poet was one of Canada's – and the world's – most distinctive and timeless artists Read more

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"You can't like R.E.M. and U2. That was the Beatles/Stones of the 80s. Or the Oasis/Blur, if you will," Chris Murphy says. Read more


Gord Downie at Roy Thomson Hall, October 21, 2016

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More than a concert, the event was a pointed appeal to Canadians to embrace our sullied history Read more

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Maggie MacDonald's apocalyptic space comedy podcast No One Receiving features Owen Pallett, Laura Barrett, Fucked Up's Mike Haliechuk and many more. Hear the first clip here. Read more


With infinite airtime and a sense of humour, three locally made web series are experimenting with the talk show format Read more

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