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Tony Ferrari of OAF.  Photo by Kate Fobert.

Q&A with Tony Ferrari of OAF

Half-vegan cafe, half-event space, D-Beatstro united moshers of all ages on the third day of Toronto hardcore festival Not Dead Yet (NDY). The afternoon matinee crowd was sizeable yet intimate as punks chilled at tables with juice and cookies, or mobbed the bands onstage to thrash their hearts out. Vancouver’s OAF were the third band …

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No Joy performing at 
the Hoxton. Photo courtesy Steven Dimitropoulos.

No Joy for the indie audience, but true shoegaze for noise lovers

Montreal shoegaze quartet No Joy opened for indie rock band DIIV on Oct. 11 in Toronto. Originally scheduled for The Danforth Music Hall, the show moved to The Hoxton Nightclub, a dingy warehouse venue on Bathurst Street. Also playing were San Francisco’s Dirty Ghosts and Brooklyn’s Sunflower Bean, but neither band produced the otherworldly feeling …

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Into Her Future and Past: Michelle McAdorey

Michelle McAdorey’s hiatus from recording can be summed up in four words: “I had a kid.” The latest LP, Into Her Future, from the former Crash Vegas frontwoman was released on October 30th, marking the first new album that McAdorey has put out in over 10 years. Though motherhood took precedence over her love for …

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Not Dead Yet Proves Hardcore is Still Alive and Well

Toronto’s DIY punk festival Not Dead Yet (NDY) will be taking over the city’s alternative music scene this week, spanning nine different venues from Soybomb HQ to The Silver Dollar. True to its name, NDY will preserve the hardcore scene and connect extreme-music lovers for four nights of sweat, beer (if the show isn’t all-ages), …

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Ev Ree Wuhn is a Toronto electronic group. From left: Adrian Gagnon, Alex Grant, Lawson Smith. Photo by Nick Dunne.

Toronto’s Ev Ree Wuhn Releases New EP and Talks Hip-Hop

Ev Ree Wuhn was formed with the help of a single bed bug. In 2012, indie rock band Dora Alexander were writing new material in their rickety, roach-infested rental space. However, they faced the quintessential challenge of every rock band— actually finishing the songs. “It was just five people, all of their ideas [clashing] all …

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