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7 Reasons Lesley Gore was Cool

7 Reasons Lesley Gore Was Cool

Feb 17, 2015

She's best known as a '60s teen star, but the singer of "It's My Party" was also a major proto-feminist, a camp icon, and an Andrew W.K.-approved partier.

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These Valentine’s Day “love” songs aren’t what you think they are

Feb 13, 2015

Ahead of Valentine's Day, ten tracks — from Lou Reed to D'Angelo — that sure sound like love songs, but aren't.

The Blot

The BLOT: The Collective Unconscious of Canadian Music

Feb 11, 2015

Originally started by Casey Mecija and Ryan Carley of Ohbijou, The BLOT is a series of interconnected music and illustration collaborations that has taken on a life of its own.

THIGHS - Divided By A Cliff

THIGHS: Divided By A Cliff

Feb 10, 2015

Abrasive Toronto noise-punks THIGHS broke up abruptly in May. Now, they've released their long in the works posthumous EP... twice.

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LIVE REVIEW: Grandmaster Flash makes golden oldies revolutionary at AGO’s First Thursdays Basquiat party

Feb 6, 2015

Thursday, February 5: The old-school royal turns the Art Gallery of Ontario into a sweaty rave-up for its sneak preview of "Jean Michel-Basquiat: Now's the Time."

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UNCHARTED: Egyptrixx defines the rules of his game

Feb 5, 2015

Toronto producer David Psutka is about to release his third album under his dark, minimalist techno alias Egyptrixx. And he's doing it his way.

LINER NOTES: Freak Heat Waves’ ambitious sophomore album Bonnie’s State of Mind

Jan 27, 2015

On their wild, wonderful new album, the Victoria weirdos grow well beyond the language of krautrock.