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NXNE 2014

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Festival Review: NXNE 2014 – (tUnE-yArDs, The Pizza Underground, Fresh Snow)

By: Jennifer Perkin –    Our NXNE 2014 coverage continues with reviews of experimental pop band tUnE-yArDs, who released their third album, Nikki Nack, on May 5th, 2014 via 4AD, at Massey Hall, New York City-based parody band The Pizza Underground, which features former child actor Macaulay Culkin, at Lee’s Palace, and Toronto-based experimental electronic rock band Fresh … Continue reading

Photos: NXNE 2014 – Sleigh Bells, Danny Brown, Golden Teacher, Odonis Odonis @ Yonge-Dundas Square

Photos by: Curtis Sindrey (@SindreyCurtis) – Yonge-Dundas Square was the place to be on June 19th when NXNE kicked off the first of four nights of free concerts at the ad-soaked Yonge-Dundas Square. On this night, NXNE treated fans to performances by Brooklyn-based noise pop duo Sleigh Bells, who released their third album, Bitter Rivals, on October 4th, … Continue reading

Photos: NXNE 2014 – (Sunrise and Good People, Beliefs, Benjamin Booker, Crystal Stilts)

Photos by: Steve Danyleyko – The 20th editon of NXNE continued on June 20th with a slew of great performances from a variety of North American artists including Montreal-based “electronic tribal rock” band Sunshine and Good People, who released their newest single, “Closer to the Flame”, on September 24th, 2013, Toronto-based dream pop-shoegaze band Beliefs, who released … Continue reading

Festival Review: NXNE 2014 – (LOW, Mexican Slang, Guerilla Toss)

By: Jennifer Perkin –    Our NXNE 2014 coverage continues with reviews of Boston noise-punk group Guerilla Toss, who released their new album, Gay Disco, on December 3rd, 2013, at The Great Hall, Toronto-based garage rock band Mexican Slang at Smiling Buddha, who are expected to release their new EP, Inside The Velvet Castle, on July 15th, … Continue reading

Photos: NXNE 2014 – KC Accidental @ 159 Manning

Photos by: Steve Danyleyko – Remember K.C. Accidental? The Toronto-based post-rock band that featured Kevin Drew and Charles Spearin as members and was the inception for what would become Broken Social Scene? They played a rare show, this time with Metric’s Jimmy Shaw on guitar, during NXNE 2014 on June 20th as part of M for … Continue reading

Photos: NXNE 2014 – (GHXST, Blaire Alise and The Bombshells, The Auras, + More)

Photos by: Steve Danyleyko – NXNE 2014 continued on June 19th with several solid performances from New York City-based grunge trio GHXST, who released a new track called “Dead Town” on March 16th, 2014, at Bovine Sex Club, Detroit-based 50’s pop/garage rock band Blaire Alise and The Bombshells, who released their newest self-titled EP, on August 17th, … Continue reading

Photos: NXNE 2014 – (Diemonds, Midnight Malice, + More)

Photos by: Steve Danyleyko – The Bovine Sex Club on Queen St. W. hosted a few heavier acts during the first day of music at NXNE 2014 on June 18, including Toronto-based hard rock band Diemonds, who released their second album, The Bad Pack, in 2012, Toronto-based heavy metal band Midnight Malice, who released their debut … Continue reading

Photos: NXNE 2014 (Sleigh Bells, Autre Ne Veut, Young Magic, + More)

Photos by: Curtis Sindrey (@SindreyCurtis) & Amanda-Susan Carson (@xoAmandaCarson) – After a few days of parties and film screenings, the music portion of NXNE 2014 kicked-off on June 18 at an array of downtown Toronto venues, including Tattoo Toronto, which featured a “secret show” by Brooklyn-based noise pop duo Sleigh Bells, who released their third album, Bitter Rivals, on October … Continue reading

Contest: Get Refreshed For NXNE by Winning a $20 Starbucks Canada Giftcard!

  There’s no shortage of concerts, film and art events around Toronto during NXNE that run into the night. While travelling between installations and shows, it’s not hard to get fatigued. With the theme of Good Energy, Starbucks Canada has brought back their caffeinated Refreshers for the humid summer months. Pre-roasted beans in a Green … Continue reading

Photos: NXNE 2014 – Marc Maron @ Hyatt Regency Toronto

Photos by: Curtis Sindrey (@SindreyCurtis) – Acclaimed comedian and podcast host Marc Maron, who’s long-running podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, receives over 220,000 downloads per episode, provided a keynote talk yesterday at the Hyatt Regency in Toronto as part of NXNE Interactive, where he discussed WTF’s inception, its growth, how it changed the media landscape, how a business model evolved, … Continue reading