Susan plays Tubby Dog at Sled Island

9 Discoveries from Calgary’s 2015 Sled Island Festival

Jun 29, 2015

From wiry Victoria post-punk the healing power of doom metal, here are 9 discoveries we made this past week at Calgary's Sled Island festival.

Teenage Fanclub

Somebody has condensed the whole history of ’90s alt rock into an 800-song mega playlist

Jun 29, 2015

Can you O.D. on nostalgia? Would you like to find out?

Contemporary Color David Byrne

LIVE REVIEW: David Byrne, St. Vincent, Beastie Boys alum and more let their freak flags fly

Jun 24, 2015

Tuesday, June 23. A star-studded colour guard-rock 'n' roll hybrid lets weird rule at the ACC.

nxne hub

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.

EXPOSURES: The house parties, in-stores and arcade concerts of NXNE 2015

Jun 23, 2015

This year's festival felt smaller scale than usual, so we explored the less travelled corners of a thriving Toronto music scene that just happens to come alive every June.

unsound toronto tim hecker ephemera

Unsound offers a whiff of Toronto’s festival future

Jun 22, 2015

As festivals crowd the market, the sense-overwhelming Unsound brought a unique experience with a point.

amy documentary

FILM REVIEW: Amy is a haunting look at the life and death of Amy Winehouse

Jun 22, 2015

The visceral new documentary deepens our understanding of the late soul singer, while creating an air of tragic inevitability.