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8 Toronto Acts You Should Hear Now

See our picks from Canada's NXNE Festival

Over the past 16 years, Toronto’s North by Northeast festival — a Canadian cousin to Austin’s South by Southwest — has evolved from a showcase of regional, under-the-radar artists to a popular pit-stop for big-name touring acts; last year’s free outdoor show by Iggy and The Stooges attracted a spillover mob of 20,000 that effectively stopped downtown traffic.