Is NXNE Losing Touch With The Toronto Music Scene?

Is NXNE losing touch with the Toronto music scene?

Jun 17, 2014

As the festival celebrates its 20th anniversary, it's time to wonder if it's expanding beyond the local music scene.

The Constantines

Shine A Light: An Oral History of Constantines

Jun 5, 2014

On the cusp of their reunion, we piece together the legacy of CanRock's scrappiest old souls.

How Teenage Head Paved the way for Canadian Indie Rock

Teenage Beer Drinking Party: How Teenage Head paved the way for Canadian indie rock

May 22, 2014

They were never as big as the Ramones, but every Canadian touring band owes something to Teenage Head.

No Simple Explanation: Have The Tragically Hip Become Cool Again?

May 7, 2014

Rewriting the history of Canada's quintessential rock band.

This Must Be The Band, Talking Heads tribute

This Must Be The Band: A living tribute to Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense

Apr 24, 2014

On the 30th anniversary of the canonical concert film, we track down its most religious devotee.

punk rock tomb

Come and Join Us In This Punk Rock Tomb: How a generation of indie icons remains relevant at middle age

Apr 11, 2014

Bands like Superchunk and Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks have taken the notion that punk is for the young and spit in its face.

the great white north

The Great White North: A Tribe Called Red, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, and the myth of Canadian multiculturalism

Mar 28, 2014

As the Junos approach this weekend, the time has come for the Canadian music conversation to change — or, perhaps more specifically, to begin anew.

Who Will Manage Our Web Presence When We’re Gone?: The Secret Online Afterlife of The Unicorns

Nov 20, 2013

The Unicorns' legacy is potent and lasting, but their mythology has been perpetuated and controlled by a self-appointed online cabal: their fan forum.

Caribbean Drag: How Arcade Fire’s Reflektor brand disguises dress-up as cultural exchange

Oct 30, 2013

How Arcade Fire's endless Reflektor marketing campaign has essentialized Haiti's vibrant culture to revitalize their own image.