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Past articles by Sarah:

Five standout performances from Hillside 2018

Hillside, the Guelph music festival, has outlasted bigger ones like WayHome by sticking to its principles: community, spontaneity and good vibes. Here were the standouts: Jeremy Dutcher, Cadence Weapon, Lido Pimienta, U.S. Girls and more. → Read More

The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt staged his musical memoir at Luminato

The Magnetic Fields' 50 Song Memoir came to life at Luminato. Over two nights at the Elgin Theatre, Stephin Merritt sang a song for every year of his life and dramatized it with costumes, video and countless instruments and props. → Read More

Canadian Music Week 2018: the best of the fest so far

CMW reviews so far: Cupcakke, Nate Husser, Lydia Lunch, Jaunt, Yonatan Gat, Moscow Apartment, and more from the Toronto music festival Canadian Music Week. → Read More

Wolfe Island Records celebrates a year of music, collaborations and cats

Wolfe Island Records is throwing an anniversary show at this year's CMW festival. Just across the St. Lawrence from Kingston, the Ontario label has fostered a community of interconnected artists and unconventional success stories → Read More

Undisclosed Location is the first album made inside a Canadian federal women’s prison

Inmates at Kitchener’s Grand Valley Institution for Women wrote and recorded the album as part of the Pros and Cons program → Read More

Bahamas' Afie Jurvanen on his "over the top" hometown record release shows

To launch his soulful new Earthtones album, the Toronto singer/songwriter is inviting all his fans onstage with him at Massey Hall, then throwing a skating party → Read More

The 10 best holiday benefit shows in Toronto

From Choir! Choir! Choir! to the Wooden Sky to Teenanger, here's where you can party while supporting a good cause → Read More

The Stephen Stanley Band head to Wolfe Island to reflect on Toronto

Stanley, the former Lowest of the Low guitarist, has been thinking about the long lost parts of the city and the community he's found elsewhere → Read More

Six highlights From the 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards

We made the trek to Ottawa to attend the annual ceremony, which this year felt more like a mini-festival → Read More

Dream Serenade brought an all-star CanRock lineup to Massey Hall

Fourth annual fundraiser felt like an intimate community gathering, with Sloan, Tanya Tagaq, Kevin Drew with Gord Downie's brother Patrick Downie, among others → Read More

Legendary Toronto punks the ‘B’ Girls are back

Forty years after they formed, the 70s CBGB regulars finally release their debut LP → Read More

The Barr Brothers sound both rambling and unified on Queens Of The Breakers

You might get the sense that the songs on the third album by Montreal’s Barr Brothers didn’t come easily or quickly. In fact, the expansive, heavenly textured, rambling blues jams that make up a good part of the record preserve some of the improvised spirit they were created in. Brothers Brad and Andrew Barr and harpist Sarah Pagé decamped to Wild Studio, a cabin a couple hours north of… → Read More

The Toronto haunts that have inspired Lowest of the Low

LOWEST OF THE LOW with SAM CASH at the Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth), Saturday (September 9), doors 7 pm. $25-$35. Fans of Lowest of the Low’s iconic, Toronto-centric 1991 debut, Shakespeare My Butt, may do a double take when they hear the band’s fourth album, Do The Right Now, their first in 13 years (out September 8 on Pheromone). If the melodic, poetic, amphetamine-paced… → Read More

Aron D’Alesio's debut album offers a unique twist on early rock 'n' roll

The former Young Rival singer's self-titled album is idiosyncratically crafted and nostalgically familiar → Read More

Ron Sexsmith is sad about leaving Toronto

Thirteenth album The Last Rider is the acclaimed singer/songwriter's most Toronto album yet and a farewell to the city → Read More

Canadian Music Week 2017: the best of the fest so far

Japanese Breakfast, Charlotte Day Wilson, Amelia Curran, Tim Darcy and Nyssa are among the early stand-outs at this year's CMW → Read More

Six degrees of Crash Vegas's Michelle McAdorey

As the folk-rock heroes prepare to play their first shows in more than 20 years, the group's lead singer retraces their deep Toronto connections → Read More

Myriam Gendron was mesmerizing at Feast In the East 61

The monthly music and food series started late, but its solid lineup (and tasty crepes) were worth the wait → Read More

Cineplex details plans for massive entertainment complex

The 40,000-square Rec Room in Roundhouse Park will host live music (among other events) in a theatre-style venue → Read More

Bill and Joel Plaskett get it right more than wrong on Solidarity

But the father/son collaborative album's title track is a miss → Read More