Features


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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

Touries - Jennifer Castle

TOURIES: How tapping into nature guides Jennifer Castle on the road

Jun 18, 2015

The Toronto singer/songwriter uses flowers, hot springs and "the local moment" to keep her songs forever living and breathing.

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5 things that make the 2015 Polaris Music Prize longlist interesting

Jun 16, 2015

From oddball picks to a couple of big time snubs, here are some things that make this year's Polaris worth watching.

Exposures - Bestival Toronto 2015

EXPOSURES: Fire, fun, and ferry rides at Bestival 2015

Jun 15, 2015

The famous UK festival made its way to Toronto and we caught all the artists on stage and backstage on film.