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​Kaytranada, Grimes, BADBADNOTGOOD, Tanya Tagaq, and More Nominated for the 2017 Prism Prize

The winner of the $15,000 cash award for best Canadian music video will be announced May 14.
Corinne Przybyslawski
2.7.17
Features

We Moshed in Sub-Zero Temperatures to Snails' Vomitstep at Canada's Coldest Festival

"I think of Igloofest as a religion, or just a poutine—it's something people from here are proud of."
Erik Leijon
2.6.17
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Nickelback's Chainsmokers Mashup Will Make You Believe in US-Canada Relations Again

"You can't please everyone guys. Welcome to the club."
THUMP Canada Staff
2.2.17
Features

Coldest Winter: Narcy on the Quebec City Mosque Shooting and Islamophobia in Canada

In the aftermath of the Sainte-Foy tragedy, the Iraqi-Canadian rapper reflects on his own experiences with racism and xenophobia.
Yassin Alsalman
2.2.17
2016

11 Festivals That Were Actually Worth Going to This Year

Festivals can be sweltering, crowded, and expensive, but sometimes it pays off with one perfect weekend.
THUMP Staff
12.15.16
Features

We Asked Five Innovative Montreal Artists About the People, Spaces, and Movements Inspiring Them Right Now

Some of our favourite DJs, directors, and label owners share their 2016 favourites and discuss the challenges facing the city.
Max Mohenu
12.14.16
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Leonard Cohen Taught Me the Value of Patience: Tiga Remembers the Iconic Canadian Artist

The DJ/producer on his personal and musical relationship with the late Montreal singer-songwriter and fellow Virgo.
Max Mertens
11.14.16
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“It Sounds Like Demons Are Coming Out of Her": A Conversation with Tanya Tagaq

Watch award-winning Canadian author Joseph Boyden talk to the Inuk throat singer about her latest album 'Retribution.'
Max Mertens
11.8.16
Features

The Untold Story of the Small Canadian Town That Was Haunted by Radio Transmissions

From hearing voices in sinks to flickering lights, a new film looks at the otherworldly phenomena caused by Sackville's shortwave towers.
Jesse Locke
10.7.16
Features

Kaytranada Is Winning for Montreal

A few days before his Polaris Prize victory, the 24-year-old Haitian-Canadian producer reflects on his whirlwind year.
Max Mertens
10.3.16
Features

Here's How Clubs Can Help Reduce Sexual Assault and Harassment

From better security training to bystander intervention, six tips for making venues safer for everybody.
Sarah Ratchford
9.20.16
Features

How Real Estate Trends and Zoning Bylaws Are Threatening Canadian Nightlife

From Vancouver to Halifax, we talk to city planning experts to find out the challenges facing clubs and venues.
Benjamin Boles
9.15.16