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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. more

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Samuel Engelking

The Niagara Stage, presented by Polaris Music Prize in Niagara Falls, will host shows by Weaves, Basia Bulat, The Darcys and others. Plus: just announced Toronto concerts from Yaeji, Kali Uchis, Cadence Weapon, USS, Andy Shauf and others. 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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Zach Slootsky

NOW music critics pick the best Toronto shows for summer 2018 including Lauryn Hill, Janelle Monae, Radiohead and outdoor music festivals you shouldn't miss. 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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NXNE has announed Jasmyn Burke, Cadence Weapon, Cone from Sum 41, Jim Cuddy, and Female Treble among the musicians and promoters who will hand-pick lineups for this year's festival as part of the Club Land Curator Series. more

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The Juno Awards took place last week, and at panels and concerts across Vancouver, conversations swirled around safety, diversity, inclusion and respect. Denise Donlon led a panel of 300 women. It feels like we're finally reaching a tipping point. more

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Lido Pimienta at New Constellations

Shane Parent

A stacked lineup of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous musicians featured Feist, Lido Pimienta, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Jeremy Dutcher and others more

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Our top local releases of the year as voted by NOW’s music critics more

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Samuel Engelking

"It’s the first time I’ve been on a reserve performing my work for the people I made it for,” says musician and writer Leanne Betasamosake Simpson more

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As the venue undergoes a massive renovation, what can we learn from its history? more

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Lido Pimienta at Venus Fest

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Lido Pimienta, Weaves, Grouper and others shone at the new festival played and staffed by women and non-binary people more

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Samuel Engelking

With their upcoming album, Wide Open, and their appearance at Venus Fest, the Toronto band aren't making music just for themselves any more more

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Lido Pimienta at 2017 Polaris Music Prize Gala

Dustin Rabin

The Colombian-Canadian artist won the 2017 award for her album La Papessa. Here's what else went down at the gala more

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“This is a merger of two like-minded companies at different stages in their life cycles" more

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Like our city, this year's list is eclectic and idiosyncratic, and its independent focus is a reflection of just how much local musicians are doing it for themselves. more

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Find out which businesses are taking part and why more

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Tanja Tiziana

"I've always dressed a little bit strange and like things that are flamboyant and large, so why not insert that into the music and videos?" more

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Plus: Gyptian, She-Devils and Un Blonde, Cass McCombs, King and more! more

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