LONGREADS


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How many petitions will it take to fix NXNE?

Jun 23, 2015

NXNE came into 2015 with good intentions, but, after a week full of the same old blunders, it became obvious those intentions had crumbled yet again.

LOUD on Planet X group

This video game is turning your favourite Canadian indie bands into superheroes

Jun 3, 2015

LOUD on Planet X lets players vanquish evil aliens to the tune of Austra, Fucked Up, Purity Ring and more.

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.

babymetal

Is Babymetal Metal?

May 12, 2015

In a genre that polices its borders so vigorously, why does metal produce so many punchlines and gimmicks?

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck review

Montage of Heck is a Kurt Cobain-led tour through modern rock star mythology

May 5, 2015

Brett Morgen's impressionistic new documentary both dismantles and elevates the tortured genius myth of Kurt Cobain.

What will the Toronto Music Office do for the music community?

What will the Toronto Music Office do for the music community?

Apr 30, 2015

The City of Toronto's new initiative has inspired scepticism and confusion, but Mike Tanner's attempts to engage the grassroots music community inspire cautious optimism.

TIDAL - The Revolution Will Not Be Spotify

The Revolution Will Not Be Spotify: why failure is an option for Jay Z’s streaming service

Apr 8, 2015

Jay Z's new streaming service isn't a viable business and maybe that's the point.