By: Jennifer Perkin – Spoon is a band that you are supposed to like – the Austin five-piece are critically acclaimed, they’ve paid their dues, they’ve released a slew of strong records and have constantly evolved as a band. Unfortunately, their headlining slot at Yonge-Dundas Square during NXNE felt a little too safe to live up to their reputation. Technically, the performance … Continue reading
Photos by: Curtis Sindrey (@SindreyCurtis) – Toronto-based pop-rock band Weaves, who released their new self-titled EP on April 1st, 2014 via Buzz Records, performed at Massey Hall on June 21st as part of NXNE 2014 when the opened for experimental pop band, tUnE-yArDs, who released their third album, Nikki Nack, on May 5th, 2014 via 4AD.
Photos by: Amanda-Susan Carson (@xoAmandaCarson) – Baltimore-based synthpop band Future Islands, who released their fourth album, Singles, on March 24th, 2014 via 4AD, performed at Tattoo Toronto on June 21st as part of NXNE 2014.
Photos by: Amanda-Susan Carson (@xoAmandaCarson) – The fourth and final concert at Yonge-Dundas Square for NXNE 2014 held a distinct hip-hop flavour as headliner Juicy J, who is expected to release his fourth album, Pure THC: The Hustle Continues, sometime this year, along with hip-hop duo Run The Jewels, which features EL-P and Killer Mike, Ratking, New York-based … Continue reading
Photos by: Steve Danyleyko – Australian alt-rock-shoegaze singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett, who released her third EP, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas, last year via Milk! Records/Marathon Artists/House Anxiety/Mom + Pop Music, performed at The Silver Dollar in Toronto on June 21st as part of NXNE 2014.
Photos by: Steve Danyleyko – NXNE 2014 continued on June 21st with sets by the Joel Plaskett Emergency, who released their fifth album, Scrappy Happiness, in 2012, Toronto-based instrumental rockers Fresh Snow, who released their debut album, I, on August 8th, 2013 via Reel Cod Records, following on from their 7″ split with METZ and their 3″ CD … Continue reading
Photos by: Curtis Sindrey (@SindreyCurtis) – If you ached to check out some music that went beyond the indie pop of St. Vincent, the indie rock of Spoon and beyond mostly everything else, you had to be at Yonge-Dundas square on June 20th as New York City experimental rock band Swans, who released their thirteenth album, To Be … Continue reading
Photos by: Curtis Sindrey (@SindreyCurtis) – UK space rock band Spiritualized, who are perhaps best known for their 1997 album, Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space, which features the awe-inspiring title track, performed at Massey Hall in Toronto on June 20th as part of NXNE 2014 with Montreal-based folk quartet The Barr Brothers, who released … Continue reading
Photos by: Amanda-Susan Carson (@xoAmandaCarson) – The 20th editon of NXNE continued on June 20th with a slew of great performances from Detroit-based rapper Danny Brown at the Virgin Mobile Mod Club, who released his third studio ablum, Old, on October 8th via Fool’s Good Records, and who also performed at Yonge-Dundas Square, New York-based rapper Le1f, who released his newest EP, … Continue reading
Photos by: Curtis Sindrey (@SindreyCurtis) – Yonge-Dundas Square hosted another great line-up on June 21st with Austin, TX-based indie rockers Spoon, who are expected to release their eighth full-length album, They Want My Soul, on August 5, 2014, which will be their first LP on new label Loma Vista Recordings, Canadian psychedelic pop artist Mac DeMarco, who released … Continue reading