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An interview with Hooded Fang, playing NXNE as alter ego Phèdre on Friday and the Bruise Cruise Festival on Saturday

The guys from Hooded Fang looked exhausted. Those of you who have seen this Toronto indie band’s hyper-energetic shows and playful antics onstage would be surprised that these are the same people. But who could blame them? It’s only been two weeks since they got back from their cross-Europe tour and they’re getting hit with… Read More »

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Toronto Hit List: NXNE Experiment II, Toronto Island Bonfire Party, OTM x Songs & Cigarettes Vintage Pop-Up, A Wild Rumpus for Maurice Sendak & more!

June 8th-17th Luminato @ various locations. An annual 10-day festival of creativity where Toronto’s stages, streets, and public spaces are illuminated with arts and creativity! Luminato is a multi-disciplinary festival of theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, film, literature, visual arts, design and more.

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An interview with Rosie Blais, lead singer of Enjoy Your Pumas, whose soulful voice has Emily Haines comparisons flying left, right and centre

In addition to having a name that probably meant she couldn’t do anything with her life but become a rockstar, Enjoy Your Pumas lead singer Rosie Blais has the swagger of Alexis Krauss, the emotional clout of Tegan and Sara, and sounds at times like Metric’s Emily Haines—fitting, since the first comparison inspired by Commonality,… Read More »

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