Music news from Toronto and beyond. Profiles on your favorite local bands and coverage of local gigs. Featuring columns by Jeff Jones.

goodnight sunrise


GOODNIGHT, SUNRISE (TORONTO) TO HOST “CARNIVAL OF ROCK” ON MAY 28 Toronto indie-rockers Goodnight, Sunrise are hosting the first ever “Carnival of Rock” featuring live music and a carnival theme on Saturday May 28th at The Silver Dollar Room. “We’ve pulled together some of Toronto’s best live bands for a crazy night of music wrapped in the veneer... More

That Choir

“Wow, That Choir is great!”…...

That Choir is comprised of 26 singers from all different backgrounds; classical and pop vocalists, theatre artists, teachers, arts educators and administrators, publicists, bankers; we run the gamut. What brings us together is a deep love of choral music and singing. Our performance emphasis is on contemporary choral music, by composers such as Eric Whitacre,... More


Jeff Jones highlights Music City North: Kensi...

So, as many of you know, in addition to being an intrepid music writer and a motivated (to say the least) fan of music, I’m also a musician. I play guitar, I write and I sing. I do all of this in Toronto, where I live. And, at the risk of sinking into the morass... More

Janelle Monae

Artist Review: Janelle Monáe

Pop music, if at all successful at its stated job, should be difficult to dislike. This is, to be sure, not to say that all pop music is good or even listenable, just because it’s popular. Now that pop has switched from an assessment of performance to a genre title the game is a bit... More


Band review: Beyond the Mountain

Beyond the Mountain   There’s just a whole lot to like about Beyond the Mountain. This rootsy trio from Toronto has soulful vocals, heartfelt songs, a great, honest feel and…cello. A freakin’ cello! I loves me a cello, I am a little biased. I also had a friend who used to call a well placed... More

Dancing Masthead

Dancing About Poetry: What could have been

Popular music is littered with stories of what could have been. The medium itself has arguably leveraged hope and dreams for profit so it seems fitting that it would be inordinately effected by the loss of this same hope. On February 3rd in 1959, a small plane went down in a storm near Clear Lake,... More