Kelsey Adams

Kelsey Adams is an arts and culture journalist from Toronto. Her writing explores the intersection of music, art and film, with a focus on the work of marginalized cultural producers. Along with CBC Arts, she's written for The Globe and Mail, The FADER, NOW Magazine and Canadian Art.

Latest from Kelsey Adams

At just 13 years old, Kairo McLean is the youngest reggae nominee ever at the Juno Awards

The prolific multi-instrumentalist wants his music to have a message, one steeped in the lessons he learned from reggae's forefathers.

Softcult is taking back control, one feminist grunge anthem at a time

Unashamedly calling out misogyny, abuse and sexual assault, this Kitchener duo is ready to be heard.

We asked sports psychologists to analyze 5 Olympians' favourite pump-up songs

Music impacts the human brain in incredibly unique ways, giving it an optimal effect on athletic performance.

Good vibes only: 6 songs for an instant mood boost

From Carly Rae Jepsen to k-os, a playlist to help you hit reset on your brain.

Tush is making house and disco raw again, 1 live session at a time

An antithesis to glossy and pristine electronic production, this Toronto band wants to embrace imperfection and improvisational experimentation.

20 Canadian songs turning 20 this year

From Shania Twain's 'Up!' to Sum 41's 'Still Waiting,' it's a 2002 party.

10 Canadian artists who broke out in 2021

From viral hits to winning big prizes, this crop of new artists made their mark on music this year.

Boyfrn is filling a void: 'This project is for Black boys like me'

His vulnerable R&B blends everything from hip hop and calypso to punk rock and trap.

On In the Garden, Winnipeg rapper Anthony OKS is ready to grow

He created the new EP after a long period of reflection: 'I felt like I was blooming.'

How to watch the 2021 Polaris Music Prize winner celebration

Find out who takes home the grand prize on Sept. 27.