nxne 2015

NXNE 2015 :: Manitoba Music at the Rivoli

June 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Indicator Indicator For me, North by Northeast ended with Manitoba. That is, on the last day of the fest, I took in Manitoba Music’s showcase at the Rivoli. Manitoba [...]

NXNE 2015 :: Mise en Scene

June 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Winnipeg threesome Mise en Scene pleasantly surprised everyone at Yonge-Dundas Square on Saturday for one of two reasons: if you’d never heard of the band before, you [...]

NXNE 2015 :: Most People

June 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

I love it when bands put effort into what they wear on stage, and between Most People’s Hawaiian shirts and matching fluorescent hair clips, I’m already excited [...]

NXNE 2015 :: Pang Attack

June 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Pang Attack, another Montreal-based band, graced the Yonge-Dundas Square stage on Saturday, and proved that ambient rock isn’t boring. The four-piece band – guitar, [...]

NXNE 2015 :: Secret Sun

June 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Everything seems to float through Secret Sun’s opening NXNE set at Yonge and Dundas Square on Saturday. The performance was the Montreal-based band’s first for [...]

NXNE at the Bovine Sex Club :: Day 1

June 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

After passing the fourth Rush shirt of the day, it’s clear to everyone in the city that music is on Toronto’s mind. Yesterday kicked off North by Northeast, a festival [...]

NXNE 2015 :: Jacco Gardner

June 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

I’ll admit, it took me a few songs before I could really get into Jacco Gardner’s set, but with each passing track and I found myself bopping more and more and [...]

NXNE 2015 :: Girlfriends and Boyfriends

June 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

I always get nervous when I see a synth being set up on stage – it’s just so easy to do it wrong – and Girlfriends and Boyfriends had two of them at the Horseshoe [...]

NXNE 2015 :: Kiwi Jr.

June 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

There’s not much known about Kiwi Jr., a band from somewhere in Canada, I think… But I can tell you this: they played a NXNE show at the Horseshoe Tavern on [...]

blog :: NXNE, here we come!

June 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

So North by Northeast – or NXNE, to those in the know – officially kicks off in Toronto tomorrow, with live music and comedy and speaker series. But let’s be [...]