Is Babymetal Metal?

May 12, 2015

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

Liner Notes - Marker Starling

LINER NOTES: Getting lost in Marker Starling’s Rosy Maze

May 8, 2015

Canada's strange angel of underground nightclub kitsch guides us through his latest full-length.

Uncharted - Jazz Cartier

UNCHARTED: Jazz Cartier is Toronto’s next big rapper, because he planned it that way

May 7, 2015

Jazz Cartier has been choreographing his ascent since he was a teenager. Now that it's happening, he's still going up.

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.

CMW 2015 - The Festival within the festival

CMW 2015: The Festival Within The Festival

Apr 30, 2015

We pretend Canadian Music Week is 100% about emerging Canadian talent and create 6 different dream lineups. 30 out of 1000 acts isn’t so bad!

What Happened, Miss Simone? Trailer

REVIEW: What Happened, Miss Simone?

Apr 29, 2015

The messages behind Nina Simone's music are just as important today as they've ever been. This vivid, unswerving depiction is a perfect place to start or to be reminded.