Essential Albums - John Southworth

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: John Southworth picks four albums from the border of Canada and the United States

Oct 23, 2014

Mimicking the structure of his gorgeous new double LP, the veteran Toronto singer/songwriter picks two albums of Canadiana and two albums of Americana.

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10 Great Musical Homages to Sonic Youth

Oct 21, 2014

Thurston Moore's new solo album is being hailed as the Sonic Youth album we've been waiting for, but you can find the band's DNA all over the last three decades of music.

Let Your Feelings Overtake You – An Interview With Chandra

Let Your Feelings Overtake You: Chandra Reckons With Her 12-Year-Old Self

Oct 17, 2014

As a reissue of her 1980 post-punk classic Transportation kickstarts another resurgence, Chandra looks back to move foward.

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Moving Beyond Multiculturalism at The Music Gallery

Oct 16, 2014

As the conception of Canadian music shifts, the Toronto New Music institution searches for a new definition.

The Catch Up - Daniel Caesar

THE CATCH UP: Daniel Caesar, Shi Wisdom and a shift in Toronto R&B

Oct 15, 2014

An exciting new generation of singers are narrating the complexity and diversity of life in urban Canada. So why are they absent from the national conversation?


R.I.P. LFO’s Mark Bell: A Eulogy in Five Songs

Oct 14, 2014

Hear the electronic pioneer's influence and range in a handful of stunning tracks.

God Help The Girl

FILM REVIEW: God Help the Girl aims for the divine, doesn’t quite reach it

Oct 10, 2014

The long-in-the-making musical written and directed by Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch is a clumsy but intriguing rumination on the myth of the tortured artist.

Essential Albums - Bonnie

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: Bonnie “Prince” Billy surveys his disarrayed record collection

Oct 9, 2014

Will Oldham's wall has come down, scattering his records onto the floor. Here, he plucks five of his favourites from the chaos.


5 Game Boy Compatible Crystal Castles Deep Cuts

Oct 8, 2014

Crystal Castles have broken up. Dwell in your 8-bit grief with some stuff you may not have heard before.