It’s Gonna Be Us!: An Oral History of Blocks Recording Club

Oct 5, 2015

As the Toronto artist-owned music co-op becomes a memory, we look back on a generation’s legacy of local love and labour.

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Will Viet Cong change their name at the Polaris Prize?

Sep 17, 2015

There's a rumour that the Calgary band will finally respond to the outcry at this Monday's gala. But would it be enough?

Probing the grey areas of Canadian identity in rural Quebec

Sep 9, 2015

At Festival De Musique Émergente in the remote mining town of Rouyn-Noranda, we ponder what makes a strong festival.

Nostalgia in Canadian Pop

Nostalgia in Canadian Pop: How artists like Carly Rae Jepsen look back to go forward

Aug 20, 2015

From Francesco Yates to The Weeknd, today's best pop artists are mining the past to explore the entanglements of time, memory and feeling.

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Using Your Influence: Straight Outta Compton, Dr. Dre and today’s gangsta rap legacy

Aug 14, 2015

The new N.W.A. biopic couldn't be better timed, but it leaves out part of the story.

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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.

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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.