New Music Wednesdays: The laid-back summer vibes of Niall Mutter

Singer-songwriter Niall Mutter just released his debut EP, Pass Me By. On his new recording, Mutter’s country roots shine through alongside his penchant for dreamy low-key dance vibes to create quite a unique and compelling sound. Looking for a soundtrack for a lazy and sunny summer afternoon, look no further. Mutter released his debut five-song

New Music Wednesdays: The power and presence of Teagan Johnston

Toronto-based singer-songwriter, Teagan Johnston (formerly known as Little Coyote) is set to release her debut full-length record Sentimental Ballad on April 29. The songs found on Sentimental Ballad are described as “strong and powerful while also holding space for softness and vulnerability. Combining Teagan’s delicately detailed piano playing with lyrics full of love and longing,

New Music Wednesdays: The raw energy of Common Deer

Common Deer is a four-piece Toronto band led by Sheila Hart on vocals with Adam Hart (guitar, synthesizer), Liam Farrell (percussion, samples), and Connor Farrell (bass). After a couple of highly regarding EPs, the band’s debut album, Maximalist, is officially out April 1. The record tackles a range of raw and honest themes, from mental health,

New Music Wednesdays: The fuzzed out brilliance of Sam Jr.

Although Sam Goldberg Jr. is hardly new, being a member of seminal Canadian band Broken Social Scene since 2007, but he is about to release his self-titled debut album as Sam Jr. on March 10. Goldberg has also been part of a couple of other highly regarded bands in Bodega, and Bionic. “My concept for

New Music Wednesdays: The soulful and uplifting sounds of AHI

Toronto musician AHI, Ahkinoah Habah Izarh, is a singer-songwriter on the rise whose last album In Our Time was nominated for a Juno Award in the Contemporary Roots Album of the Year category. Prior to his recording career, AHI spent years backpacking across the globe infusing his music with joy and a sense of togetherness.

New Music Wednesdays: Anishnaaabe artist collaboration Ombiigizi

Ombiigizi – (pronounced om-BEE-ga-ZAY, meaning s/he is noisy) – is a collaboration between Zoon (Daniel Monkman) and Status/Non-Status (Adam Sturgeon), Anishnaabe artists who explore their cultural histories through sound. The debut album Sewn Back Together is set to be released on Feb. 10 on Arts & Crafts. Here, Monkman answers our questions about the collaboration.

Cover Story: Adan Canto

Running through the Rosedale Valley with his wife and new puppy, the actor Adan Canto feels something like bliss. Audiences will know Canto from the hit TV series Designated Survivor, in which he stars alongside Kiefer Sutherland in the show where a terrorist attack kicked off season one.  Canto, who is originally from Mexico alongside the

Band of the Week: Kalle Mattson

Kalle Mattson wrote his first album when he was 18, and his second when he was 19. A veritable triple threat, the Ottawa musician also plays a role in recording and producing his own albums. Though he started as a solo act, he’s joined forces with a full-fledged folk-rock quintet for a new experimental indie rock sound, which ranges from danceable pop tunes to lyric-heavy music that’s both mellow and disturbing (in a good way).