Essential Albums - Xiu Xiu

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart on 5 albums unlike anything he’s ever heard

Jul 10, 2014

One part dark cabaret, two dashes avant-garde chanteuse, some robo kraut, a little goth rock, and a pinch of ultra-minimalism.

Essential Albums - BADBADNOTGOOD

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: BADBADNOTGOOD on jazz standards and getting sampled by Drake

Jul 2, 2014

BADBADNOTGOOD introduced a new generation to jazz by embracing the recklessness in the classics. Here, the Toronto trio talk on some of their favorite records.

Family Tree - Toronto's Noise Scene

FAMILY TREE: Toronto’s Noise Scene

Jun 27, 2014

Induced Labour to Odonis Odonis, drawing a line between the most influential Torontonian noise bands from the past five years.

Essential Albums - Lower

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: Lower discuss van music and the humour of Leonard Cohen

Jun 26, 2014

From Bryan Ferry to Noel Gallagher, the Copenhagen post-punk band reveal their formative records.

St. Vincent at Sled Island 2014

PHOTOS: Sled Island 2014

Jun 25, 2014

Photos of the Chart Attack showcase at Bamboo, plus more from the Calgary music festival!

NXNE Photos 2014

EXPOSURES: Photos from NXNE 2014

Jun 24, 2014

One intrepid photographer's intimate band portraits, candid crowd shots and gritty Toronto streetviews, on film.

NXNE 2014 Report Cards

NXNE ’14 Report Cards: Who Took Top Marks?

Jun 23, 2014

Between all the debate about the role of the festival itself, we managed to review 29 shows. Here are our grades, arranged from highest to lowest.