Anupa Mistry

Anupa Mistry

Writer.

I live in Toronto and write about music, pop culture and communities.

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The-Dream - L'Olympia, Montreal QC, September 27 • Pop Montreal Reviews • exclaim.ca

The-Dream - L'Olympia, Montreal QC, September 27 • ...

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Odd Future - Teeth of the Storm (Page 3) • On the Cover • exclaim.ca

No one in the last 18 months has garnered as much attention, controversy, buzz and hype as the Odd Future collective. At the same time, few acts in music history have been as challenging to get a grip on. Odd Future is not its biggest voice, Tyler, t......

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Rain Machine Stands Alone • Interviews • exclaim.ca

Band members can struggle to differentiate themselves, but for Kyp Malone, of the recently on hiatus experimental rock band TV on the Radio, creating Rain Machine solo is about returning to his solo roots. \s \s"People will attach whatever ......

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The Universe of Shabazz Palaces • Interviews • exclaim.ca

My motivation isn't linear or recognizable in a quantifiable way," explains Seattle musician and Digable Planets member, Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler, of his latest group project Shabazz Palaces. Black Up, Shabazz's official debut, is the first ......

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Big Sean • Interviews • exclaim.ca

Big Sean, a Detroit come-up kid and Kanye West protégé, wants to be the Greatest Rapper of All Time. Dude doesn't even have an album out – three mixtapes, and a studio one on the way – but he's still happy to share the throne-swiping five......

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Mayer Hawthorne's New Good Days • Interviews • exclaim.ca

Mayer Hawthorne hasn't been home for more than two weeks at a time in the past couple of years. An L.A. rental is mostly just "a storage facility for records," says the singer from a tour bus in the no man's land between Oregon and Northern Californi......

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Kate Nash / Supercute! - Mod Club, Toronto ON April 26 • Concert Reviews • exclaim.ca

Londoner Kate Nash came of age when music was being bombarded by a bevy of British female songstresses. Most were putting out sweet, retro-styled music informed by a particularly English way of singing (accented) and writing (self-conscious, cheeky),......

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Wiz Khalifa • Interviews • exclaim.ca

Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa (Cameron Jibril Thomaz) could be a social media guru in another life. His eighth career mixtape, Kush and Orange Juice — a reference to a particularly popular, potent and frosty-looking strain of weed &mdash......

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Chilly Gonzales The Entertainer • Interviews • exclaim.ca

Chilly Gonzales is wearing a bathrobe and slippers, literally piano thrashing on stage during an intimate performance at Toronto's Glenn Gould Studio. This musical throwdown between traditional reverence and contemporary contempt would be totally mes......

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Little Dragon Wrongbar, Toronto ON January 17

Toronto recently got a glimpse of Little Dragon via a Gorillaz show, at which the crowd got to witness lead singer Yukimi Nagano slithering across the stage and throwing her voice around. Fast-forward a few months, and Little Dragon were back playing......

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Polaris Music Prize Gala 2014 with Tanya Tagaq, Jessy Lanza, Shad The Carlu, Toronto ON, September 22

With Jay Baruchel hosting and Tyler Kytes Dwayne Gretzky serving as the house band, the 2014 Polaris Music Prize Galas lineup started off as what looked to be a Popular Mechanics for Kids reunion. But things quickly settled into exactly what they w......

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The Weeknd House of Balloons

Despite the label-less status of enigmatic Toronto, ON project the Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye), that it was first brought to light via Drake suggests things arent as indie as they seem. At worst, weve been fooled by a ground-up, buzz-seeking marketing pl......

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Mayer Hawthorne's New Good Days

Mayer Hawthorne hasnt been home for more than two weeks at a time in the past couple of years. An L.A. rental is mostly just...

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The-Dream L'Olympia, Montreal QC, September 27

Its only taken six years and five albums for cult favourite R&B singer and songwriter The-Dream to perform in Canada. There have been tentative and cancelled dates (earlier this year he was scheduled to tour with Kelly Rowland), and so its curious ......

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Kid Cudi The Man on the Moon II: the Legend of Mr. Rager

Since Kid Cudi released his debut last year, hes made a pop-charting hit with David Guetta, gotten arrested, admitted to cocaine abuse and landed a starring role on HBOs urban yuppie show How To Make It In America. Its safe to say weve witnessed ......