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The Road to the Polaris Short List

I am on the Polaris Music Prize jury this year and I could not be more thrilled about that. It's been wonderful to discuss music with people from all over the c...

An Interview with CATL

CATL is a blues / rock band from Toronto that's made of real life partners Sarah and Jamie. This is the type of band that you picture down in the sweaty South. ...

Pushing boundaries with the HPO

The great thing about a city like Hamilton is a thriving music scene that makes great music accessible and available to everyone. The really great thing about o...
Illa J by Joshua Taylor @thesirtaylor

Getting to know Illa J

If you were to ask anyone to name their top 5 favourite classic hip hop songs there is a very good chance that at least one of those would be a J Dilla song. Th...

Best of 2016

'Best of' posts are tricky to write because it is almost impossible to include everything, and tastes are so subjective. None of these picks are ranked in any w...
Holy Fuck Collage by Cut From Steel

Getting real with Holy Fuck

After a lengthy hiatus Toronto's Holy Fuck returned this year to fill the void they left in the music scene. Even though many of the members are involved in a l...

Ziggy – Black Face

The year is 2016 and racism is alive and well.  While America seems to have the largest racism profile these days we can't forget about the other first world co...