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Pharmakon

Waiting on a street that I don’t frequent. Leisure Center awaits at the front of the lineup. Slowly inching forward. Almost all new faces. Wearing…

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Holy Hum

Part three of Soft Cedar, an ‘unconventional’ series of concerts organized by The Cultch, was Holy Hum and Hello Blue Roses at the historic York…

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Winona Forever

“BB puts love first and ain’t afraid to look you in the eye,” reads the Facebook description of BB, the “dark surf rawk” trio who…

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SLOW

If you thought rock was dead, think again. Slow, as you may know, were the marquee act on the mighty Zulu Records’ roster in the…

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The Giving Shapes

Tucked away a block off Broadway is the Woodland House, sitting so inconspicuously among its peers that I walked straight past it on my first…

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Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play

The minute you step into the Studio 1398 building, you enter the future. Mounting the stairs to the third floor theatre space, you encounter spray-painted…

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U.S. Girls

Meg Remy’s long-running U.S. Girls project is far away from its noisy lo-fi pop beginnings, but anyone interested in getting their ears blown out got…

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Kellarissa

Some shows are best served with spilled beers, tacky floors and a neighbour’s moshing ponytail whipping sweat into your eyes. Sometimes you want to settle…