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NXNE 2012

Bands to See

Because I Said So


  Wednesday June 13th

8pm: Mandippal @ Supermarket
8pm: Gavin Slate @ Cameron House
12am: PartyCat @ Bovine


Thursday June 14th

9pm: Bugs in the Dark @ The Boat
10pm: Hands & Teeth @ Silver Dollar
11pm: Little City @ The Piston
11pm: Cousins @ Velvet Underground
12am: The Black Belles @ Garrison
2am: Tupper Ware Remix Party @ Hideout


Friday, June 15th

8pm: Dearly Beloved @ Mod Club
9pm: Die Mannequin @ Mod Club
10pm: The Coppertone @ Horseshoe Tavern
11pm: Dearly Beloved @ Velvet Underground
11pm: Mad Ones @ Hideout
1am: Freeman Dre & The Kitchen Party @ Cadillac Lounge


Saturday June 16th

12 noon: The Burning Boyz @ Yonge Dundas Square
11pm: Non Stop Girls @ Rochester
12am: Holly McNarland @ Rivoli
12am: The North @ Hideout
1am: Neon Windbreaker @ El Mo (Main Floor)
1am: Flash Lightnin’ @ Bovine


Find all venue information here.


NXNE 2011

Bands to See

Because I Said So


The official NXNE showcases start tonight! If you’ve been reading the indie sites and mags, you’ve likely seen the same few band names repeatedly. Here are a few worthy shows that haven’t been wildly over-hyped.


Wed. June 15th

12am: Dearly Beloved @ Cherry Cola’s

1am: Die Mannequin  @ Cherry Cola’s


Thurs. June 16th

10pm: Mandippal @ Free Times Cafe

11pm: Gavin Gardner @ 918 Bathurst


Fri. June 17th

7pm: Junior Battles @ Phoenix (Opening for Bouncing Souls)

9pm: Black Magick Fox @ Hideout

1am: Little City @ Bread & Circus


Sat. June 18th

12 noon: The Burning Boyz @ Yonge Dundas Square

11pm: Neon Windbreaker @ Comfort Zone

12am: Dinosaur Bones @ Horseshoe

12:15am: MENEW @ Gladstone Hotel

1am: Die Mannequin @ Gladstone Hotel

1am: Freeman Dre & The Kitchen Party @ Mitzi’s Sister


Don’t know where all these venues are? Check the directory here.

Canadian Music Week 2011

Five Awesome

CMW Moments

You Probably Missed



1. Makeshift Innocence tearing the room up (literally), mixing the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme into Sublime’s ‘What I Got’

2. Rehan Dalal “destroying the place” with his John Mayer/Stevie Wonder groove. Oh, and his sax player working a bit of ‘Careless Whisper’ into every solo.

3. Jasper Sloan Yip using a $4 banjo to pack the house on his first visit to Toronto.  Also, his endearing nuzzling of the mic to push his glasses back up his sweaty face.

4. Freeman Dre & The Kitchen Party‘s impromptu song about Kitchener-Waterloo during soundcheck. It’s not one town, it’s two…

5. Little City‘s guitarist Shaun giving us all a heart attack, rocking spastically at the top edge of the staircase (facing the wrong way, of course) before jumping out into the audience.

Other performances of note (and artists you should definitely check out):

Alanna Clarke

The R.G Morrison

Krystle Dos Santos

Maya Solovey