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Rags and Bones - Not Dead Yet 2014

RAGS AND BONES: 5 can’t-miss Canadian punk bands at Not Dead Yet 2014

Nov 18, 2014

Greg Benedetto, organizer of the city's best Toronto punk and hardcore festival and guitarist in S.H.I.T., curates us an NDY 2014 playlist.

6 Fantastic Hip-Hop/Cartoon Crossovers

Nov 14, 2014

Don't have $170 for the limited edition Rae Sremmurd Captain America cover? These animated hip-hop stars won't break the bank.

PARTYNEXTDOOR

LIVE REVIEW: PARTYNEXTDOOR lacks sexual energy at hometown Toronto show

Nov 13, 2014

Despite the requisite Drake cameo at the Mod Club, PARTYNEXTDOOR demonstrated just how boring straight male sexuality can be.

Mozart's Sister - Being Confident - Long Winter Spotlight

Mozart’s Sister: Being Confident

Nov 11, 2014

Caila Thompson-Hannant’s DIY pop project blew up before she knew what it was. Her debut LP Being is the sound of her embracing the diversity within herself.

Run The Jewels BFFs

Music’s Best BFFs

Nov 10, 2014

From Run The Jewels to Dre and Snoop, these 10 artists are all good on their own, but they've all produced their most notable work with another. For better or worse.

Exposures - CMJ 2014

EXPOSURES: A week in New York with 13 of our favourite Canadian bands

Nov 7, 2014

We spent a sleepless week getting the full CMJ experience with Blue Hawaii, Weaves, TOPS, Doomsquad and more. A portrait of the Canadian music scene in New York.

Cloudbusting: What Taylor Swift’s move from Spotify says about the future of taste

Cloudbusting: What Taylor Swift’s move from Spotify says about the future of taste

Nov 5, 2014

Our record collections might be moving to the cloud, but, as Taylor Swift has shown, there's more than one cloud in the sky.

Music Trolls

Music’s Biggest Trolls: 8 Artists We’d Like Better If They’d Just Stop Talking

Oct 31, 2014

It's Halloween, so let's spotlight some trolls. Or, wait, is this what they want?

Uncharted - Slim Twig

UNCHARTED: Slim Twig on making outsider art in a conservative industry

Oct 30, 2014

As DFA Records reissues the veteran Toronto musician's most ambitious LP four years after its barely noticed release, he reflects on the cultural climate and looks forward.