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Action Bronson

Will Action Bronson be turfed from NXNE’s main stage?

May 28, 2015

We spoke to NXNE Director Michael Hollett about how they plan to respond to the public outcry over their festival headliner.

Liner Notes - Black Baron - Abject Skin

LINER NOTES: Black Baron’s Abject Skin proves old punks can learn new tricks

May 27, 2015

The Hamilton-based four-piece talk punk politics and why hardcore kids always get into New Order. They also premiere the first stream of their debut album.

Contest: Win a Pair of VIP passes to Wayhome Music and Arts Festival 2015

CONTEST: Win a pair of VIP passes to WayHome Festival

May 21, 2015

One lucky winner could be front row for Kendrick, scarfing tacos, getting their sneakers polished (maybe at the same time).

Indie Label Spotlight - Banko Gotiti

INDIE LABEL SPOTLIGHT: Montreal’s Banko Gotiti shows what a music community can do when they band together

May 26, 2015

Banko Gotiti has built an enviable catalogue of warped pop music in under a year. We spoke to kinda/sorta president Pat Jordache about how they did that.

CBC Music Festival 2015

The People, Performers, and Pictures of CBC Music Festival 2015

May 25, 2015

With our Canadian flag draped around our shoulders, we captured all you missed at CBC Music Festival, from Bahamas to Coeur de Pirate with all the Joel Plasketts in between.

Liner Notes - Afiara Quartet & Skratch Bastid - Spin Cycle

LINER NOTES: Afiara Quartet and Skratch Bastid’s Spin Cycle is a conversation in song

May 22, 2015

We spoke to the quartet's cellist about the relationships between composer and remixer and why songwriting never ends.

david letterman are those your drums

The story behind David Letterman’s “Are Those Your Drums?” revealed!

May 20, 2015

It turns out Letterman's repeated question to musical guests was an elaborate running joke.

Uncharted - Jazz Cartier

UNCHARTED: Jazz Cartier is Toronto’s next big rapper, because he planned it that way

May 7, 2015

Jazz Cartier has been choreographing his ascent since he was a teenager. Now that it's happening, he's still going up.

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The New Pornographers Champions of Red Wine 2015

FULL SCREEN: The Weeknd runs away, The New Pornographers just stumble

surinam self-titled

Surinam’s self-titled tape is the Toronto debut we’ve literally been waiting for

no sweat

PREMIERE: Toronto’s Bile Sister and Fresh Flesh team up as No Sweat

asap rocky at long last asap

NOW HEAR THIS: A$AP Rocky’s AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP is too much to absorb at once, but we’ll try anyway

Action Bronson

Will Action Bronson be turfed from NXNE’s main stage?



May 28, 2015
Liner Notes - Black Baron - Abject Skin

LINER NOTES: Black Baron’s Abject Skin proves old punks can learn new tricks



May 27, 2015
Indie Label Spotlight - Banko Gotiti

INDIE LABEL SPOTLIGHT: Montreal’s Banko Gotiti shows what a music community can do when they band together



May 26, 2015