By: Staff –
North By Northeast (NXNE) has announced the inaugural year of the Club Land Curator Series. NXNE is bringing back the club-hopping wristband with a twist, offering festivalgoers the chance to discover the hottest acts brewing in Canada’s music scene.
Some of the best up-and-coming bands in the country have been hand picked by a dream team of Canada’s music leaders such as Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent), Leah Fay (July Talk), Tasha the Amazon, Shad, Brendan Canning (Broken Social Scene) and more. Music fans will have the opportunity to club hop Monday, June 19th to Thursday, June 22nd in venues all across the city during NXNE. A $20 wristband gains priority access to all shows in NXNE’s Club Land Curator Series. For more information and to purchase wristbands please visit nxne.com/club.
“Our fans are clear, they love a club hopping wristband, but we felt we needed to update the concept,” said Michael Hollett, NXNE President/Managing Director. “Our curators know new music and they are eager to share with the fans.”
The full list of NXNE Club Land curators include indie rock threesome, The Rural Alberta Advantage; called “ensemble-rock renaissance man” by SPIN, Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning; host of CBC Radio 2 Morning, Raina Douris; July Talk’s fierce front woman, Leah Fay; multi-talented singer/guitarist Nick Rose of Dwayne Gretzky and Teen Ravine; critically acclaimed hip hop artist and host, Shad; this year’s Juno winner for Breakthrough Group of the Year, The Dirty Nil; Billy Talent guitarist-turned producer Ian D’Sa; Juno nominated rapper/producer, Tasha the Amazon and Canadian rock legend, Moe Berg.
The NXNE Club Land Curator Series will take place at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, The Garrison, The Baby G, The Dakota Tavern, The Rivoli, The Bovine Sex Club and Cold Tea.