A Guide to Wavelength Winter Festival 18

By Harry Myles, Featured Photo via Wavelength Music Wavelength Music is a non-profit arts organization established in 2000. The group puts on curated concert series in the city to support the independent music and arts scenes, championing thousands of up-and-coming artists over the past 17 years, such as Arcade Fire, Feist, and Crystal Castles. Wavelength coordinates … Continue reading

The Business Of Music: A Conversation With Emerging And Established Artists In The Toronto Music Scene

By Jessa Evenden & Carey Roach “This is the most we’ve ever had show up,” a volunteer for Hart House Stages Concert Series claimed as the crowd for November 6th Business in Music panel began to settle. The panel was comprised of Indie88 radio personality Raina Douris, Broken Social Scene member Brendan Canning and record … Continue reading

Opinion: Heartbreak, New Love & Nostalgia—My Personal Love Affair With Broken Social Scene

By Ayla Shiblaq In 2011, Broken Social Scene declared an indefinite hiatus. I was convinced that this was a catastrophic loss for the Toronto independent music scene, and a possible end to any good music that would be released in and around the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Of course, at the time I was being … Continue reading

Opinion: Art In The Background—Why Increasingly High-Profile Musicians Are Scoring Movies

By Ayla Shiblaq Film soundtracks are often overlooked by most. They are in the background, of course, and the foreground is the film you are watching. Like many, I was one to overlook scores and soundtracks myself until my outlook was drastically changed. As I was doing my yearly pilgrimage of scrolling through the “best … Continue reading