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06. 05. 12. 01:28 pm ♥ 2
A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: FRIENDS
THREE FACTS:
• Both videos for “I’m His Girl” and “Friend Crush” were co-directed by lead singer/lyricist Samantha Urbani.
• The band was originally known as Perpetual Crush. Now that’s the title of one of their songs.
• Samantha and Lesley are lifelong… friends, having met at age seven at school. Samantha, Nikki and Matt all worked together at Angelica Kitchen, a vegan cafe in Manhattan. Oliver attended Samantha’s "wild satanic" house parties, and that’s how friends became Friends.
Friends will be there for you during NXNE 2012. Visit nxne.com/2012/friends for more information.

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: FRIENDS

THREE FACTS:

• Both videos for “I’m His Girl” and “Friend Crush” were co-directed by lead singer/lyricist Samantha Urbani.

• The band was originally known as Perpetual Crush. Now that’s the title of one of their songs.

Samantha and Lesley are lifelong… friends, having met at age seven at school. Samantha, Nikki and Matt all worked together at Angelica Kitchen, a vegan cafe in Manhattan. Oliver attended Samantha’s "wild satanic" house parties, and that’s how friends became Friends.

Friends will be there for you during NXNE 2012. Visit nxne.com/2012/friends for more information.

05. 24. 12. 12:32 pm
A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: ODONIS ODONIS
THREE FACTS:
•Hollandaze was self-recorded by Dan Tzenos from over 40 tunes. He added Gibson and Whale for the live show.
• We have to agree with Tzenos when he calls non-working computers “like the wors[t] thing ever.”
• Tzenos’ only possession is a VHS collection. Hey, as long as he’s got Wayne’s World 2, he doesn’t really need anything else.
Odonis Odonis will play NXNE on June 15th at Sneaky Dee’s (alongside Phedre, Times Neue Roman, a 4 a.m. last call, and more.) Hit nxne.com/2012/odonis-odonis for more info. High-res

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: ODONIS ODONIS

THREE FACTS:

Hollandaze was self-recorded by Dan Tzenos from over 40 tunes. He added Gibson and Whale for the live show.

• We have to agree with Tzenos when he calls non-working computers “like the wors[t] thing ever.”

• Tzenos’ only possession is a VHS collection. Hey, as long as he’s got Wayne’s World 2, he doesn’t really need anything else.

Odonis Odonis will play NXNE on June 15th at Sneaky Dee’s (alongside Phedre, Times Neue Roman, a 4 a.m. last call, and more.) Hit nxne.com/2012/odonis-odonis for more info.

05. 22. 12. 12:17 pm

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: BRAN VAN 3000
THREE FACTS:
• Curtis Mayfield sang on BV3000’s “Astounded”. Recorded in 1999 and released in 2001, it was the soul legend’s last recorded performance.
• For their fourth album - 2010’s The Garden- Bran Van returned to their original label, Audiogram Records. The Quebec label put out their breakthrough debut, 1997’s Glee.
• After Glee, Beastie Boy Mike D was a big fan. Bran Van 3000 even released their second album, 2001’s Discosis, on the Beastie’s now-defunct label Grand Royal.
Get “Astounded” for Bran Van 3000 at NXNE 2012. Visit nxne.com/2012/bran-van-3000 for more information.
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A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: BRAN VAN 3000

THREE FACTS:

• Curtis Mayfield sang on BV3000’s “Astounded”. Recorded in 1999 and released in 2001, it was the soul legend’s last recorded performance.

• For their fourth album - 2010’s The Garden- Bran Van returned to their original label, Audiogram Records. The Quebec label put out their breakthrough debut, 1997’s Glee.

• After Glee, Beastie Boy Mike D was a big fan. Bran Van 3000 even released their second album, 2001’s Discosis, on the Beastie’s now-defunct label Grand Royal.

Get “Astounded” for Bran Van 3000 at NXNE 2012. Visit nxne.com/2012/bran-van-3000 for more information.

05. 20. 12. 07:50 pm

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: ANDRE WILLIAMS & THE SADIES
THREE FACTS:
• In the 1980s, Williams was homeless and broke due to drug addictions and alcohol abuse. Now 75, he’s since cleaned up. He’s also had a good 2012 so far with two releases - Hoods and Shades and Night & Day.
• Album title Night & Day owes a lot to the change and sobering up Andre Williams went through while recording. Dallas Good says the first session in 2008 was “good” but he and the rest of The Sadies were worried about Andre. A few years later when they reconvened, Williams was clean, sharp and pretty much a new person.
• Neko Case loves The Sadies. They’re frequent collaborators (including appearances on her 2009 album Middle Cyclone) and Case loves touring with the Toronto-based group.
A match made in collaborative heaven with Andre Williams + The Sadies at NXNE 2012. Check nxne.com/2012/thesadies for more information.
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A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: ANDRE WILLIAMS & THE SADIES

THREE FACTS:

• In the 1980s, Williams was homeless and broke due to drug addictions and alcohol abuse. Now 75, he’s since cleaned up. He’s also had a good 2012 so far with two releases - Hoods and Shades and Night & Day.

• Album title Night & Day owes a lot to the change and sobering up Andre Williams went through while recording. Dallas Good says the first session in 2008 was “good” but he and the rest of The Sadies were worried about Andre. A few years later when they reconvened, Williams was clean, sharp and pretty much a new person.

• Neko Case loves The Sadies. They’re frequent collaborators (including appearances on her 2009 album Middle Cyclone) and Case loves touring with the Toronto-based group.

A match made in collaborative heaven with Andre Williams + The Sadies at NXNE 2012. Check nxne.com/2012/thesadies for more information.

05. 16. 12. 10:22 am ♥ 5
A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: THE FLAMING LIPS

THREE FACTS:
• Their latest album, The Flaming Lips And Heavy Fwends, features Ke$ha & Biz Markie, Bon Iver, Yoko Ono, and Chris Martin… to name a few. 
• They’re a big fan of unusual song and album titles. See: “What Is the Light? (An Untested Hypothesis Suggesting That the Chemical [In Our Brains] by Which We Are Able to Experience the Sensation of Being in Love Is the Same Chemical That Caused the “Big Bang” That Was the Birth of the Accelerating Universe)” Try saying that five times fast… 
• Never seen The Flaming Lips live? They’re known for their elaborate and crazy live shows with Wayne crowd surfing in a giant hamster ball, costumed people dancing in alien and animal costumes on stage, balloons, confetti, projections and more. We smell a street party.

The Flaming Lips bring a need-to-see-it-to-believe-it show to YDS. See what the (well deserved) hype is all about this NXNE. Check out nxne.com/2012/the-flaming-lips-2 for more information.

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: THE FLAMING LIPS

THREE FACTS:

• Their latest album, The Flaming Lips And Heavy Fwendsfeatures Ke$ha & Biz Markie, Bon Iver, Yoko Ono, and Chris Martin… to name a few. 

• They’re a big fan of unusual song and album titles. See: “What Is the Light? (An Untested Hypothesis Suggesting That the Chemical [In Our Brains] by Which We Are Able to Experience the Sensation of Being in Love Is the Same Chemical That Caused the “Big Bang” That Was the Birth of the Accelerating Universe)” Try saying that five times fast… 

• Never seen The Flaming Lips live? They’re known for their elaborate and crazy live shows with Wayne crowd surfing in a giant hamster ball, costumed people dancing in alien and animal costumes on stage, balloons, confetti, projections and more. We smell a street party.

The Flaming Lips bring a need-to-see-it-to-believe-it show to YDS. See what the (well deserved) hype is all about this NXNE. Check out nxne.com/2012/the-flaming-lips-2 for more information.

05. 25. 12. 02:32 pm
A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: GOOD RIDDANCE
THREE FACTS
• They won’t be enjoying Toronto’s finest street meats: They’re all vegetarian or vegan and supporters of PETA. 
• On May 27th, 2007, Good Riddance played their last show. In February 2012 they got back together because of an “organic desire to play and hear the material again.” Yay.
• Happy birthday Russ Rankin. He writes a column for the digital and print editions of Amp Magazine. Canada is one of Rankin’s favourite countries to play in. Isn’t mutual love fantastic?
Good Riddance play NXNE 2012. It all goes down Thursday, June 14th at Yonge Dundas Square with Slaves On Dope, No Use For A Name, and Bad Religion. Plus it’s FREE. Head to nxne.com/2012/good-riddance for more. High-res

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: GOOD RIDDANCE

THREE FACTS

• They won’t be enjoying Toronto’s finest street meats: They’re all vegetarian or vegan and supporters of PETA.

On May 27th, 2007, Good Riddance played their last show. In February 2012 they got back together because of an “organic desire to play and hear the material again.” Yay.

• Happy birthday Russ Rankin. He writes a column for the digital and print editions of Amp Magazine. Canada is one of Rankin’s favourite countries to play in. Isn’t mutual love fantastic?

Good Riddance play NXNE 2012. It all goes down Thursday, June 14th at Yonge Dundas Square with Slaves On Dope, No Use For A Name, and Bad Religion. Plus it’s FREE. Head to nxne.com/2012/good-riddance for more.

05. 23. 12. 05:27 pm

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA
THREE FACTS:
• Unknown Mortal Orchestra is on Fat Possum Records. The label’s also worked with other acts playing NXNE such as 2:54, Bass Drum Of Death and Friends. Clearly in good company.
• A little bird told us ?uestlove and Das Racist have both shown love for UMO on Twitter. 
• Formed by New Zealander Ruban Neilson, the songs were never meant to be performed live. Thankfully he changed his mind. If that’s not enough, apparently the Portland-based band is even better live than on record. Good move on touring then.
See UMO at the Horseshoe on Thursday, June 14 for NXNE 2012. Visit nxne.com/2012/unknown-mortal-orchestra for more information.
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A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA

THREE FACTS:

• Unknown Mortal Orchestra is on Fat Possum Records. The label’s also worked with other acts playing NXNE such as 2:54, Bass Drum Of Death and Friends. Clearly in good company.

• A little bird told us ?uestlove and Das Racist have both shown love for UMO on Twitter.

• Formed by New Zealander Ruban Neilson, the songs were never meant to be performed live. Thankfully he changed his mind. If that’s not enough, apparently the Portland-based band is even better live than on record. Good move on touring then.

See UMO at the Horseshoe on Thursday, June 14 for NXNE 2012. Visit nxne.com/2012/unknown-mortal-orchestra for more information.

05. 21. 12. 01:16 pm ♥ 2

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: ACTION BRONSON
THREE FACTS:
• Mr. Bronson comes from a family of foodies. He was a fully certified chef before friend Mayem Lauren convinced him to try rapping. Good friend, better influence. The former chef has love for Toronto too - he says the 416 Snack Bar at Queen & Bathurst is one of his favourite places.
• “When was the last time you took a bubble bath?” … “Often.”
• Action Bronson’s full of “pizzazz" rather than "swag" and gets frequent comparisons to Wu-Tang legend Ghostface Killah. They’ve even collaborated on a track (2011’s "Meteor Hammer"). Two for the price of free when you see them both at YDS on June 17.
Action Bronson: live in action at NXNE 2012. Head to nxne.com/2012/action-bronson for more information.
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A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: ACTION BRONSON

THREE FACTS:

• Mr. Bronson comes from a family of foodies. He was a fully certified chef before friend Mayem Lauren convinced him to try rapping. Good friend, better influence. The former chef has love for Toronto too - he says the 416 Snack Bar at Queen & Bathurst is one of his favourite places.

• “When was the last time you took a bubble bath?” … “Often.”

• Action Bronson’s full of “pizzazz" rather than "swag" and gets frequent comparisons to Wu-Tang legend Ghostface Killah. They’ve even collaborated on a track (2011’s "Meteor Hammer"). Two for the price of free when you see them both at YDS on June 17.

Action Bronson: live in action at NXNE 2012. Head to nxne.com/2012/action-bronson for more information.

05. 18. 12. 11:05 am ♥ 2
A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: BLEACHED
THREE FACTS:
• Jessica Clavin once injured herself falling down the stairs imitating Baby Spice. NXNE is a chance to see if her moves evolved.
• Bleached subscribes to the Spinal Tap school of drummers… Hopefully with a lower death rate.
• Jennifer is also adept at fashion design. Dress to impress.
Bleached just kicked off their European tour but will be back with silky locks a flowing for NXNE. The band play thrice at the Silver Dollar Room. For more information check out nxne.com/2012/bleached.

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: BLEACHED

THREE FACTS:

• Jessica Clavin once injured herself falling down the stairs imitating Baby Spice. NXNE is a chance to see if her moves evolved.

• Bleached subscribes to the Spinal Tap school of drummers… Hopefully with a lower death rate.

• Jennifer is also adept at fashion design. Dress to impress.

Bleached just kicked off their European tour but will be back with silky locks a flowing for NXNE. The band play thrice at the Silver Dollar Room. For more information check out nxne.com/2012/bleached.

05. 15. 12. 01:32 pm
A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: DOLDRUMS
THREE FACTS:
• Airick Woodhead used to front NXNE alums Spiral Beach.  
• Dictionary.com defines a doldrums as “a state of inactivity or stagnation, as in business or art.” The Doldrums Facebook defines the band as ”music for staying up all night, just thinking.”
• In 2010 Doldrums released 50 copies of a 22-minute VHS mixtape of weirdness. If you get your hands on one can you let us borrow it? 
Doldrums will be doing it up this NXNE. Check out nxne.com/2012/doldrums for more. High-res

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: DOLDRUMS

THREE FACTS:

• Airick Woodhead used to front NXNE alums Spiral Beach.  

Dictionary.com defines a doldrums as “a state of inactivity or stagnation, as in business or art.” The Doldrums Facebook defines the band as ”music for staying up all night, just thinking.”

• In 2010 Doldrums released 50 copies of a 22-minute VHS mixtape of weirdness. If you get your hands on one can you let us borrow it? 

Doldrums will be doing it up this NXNE. Check out nxne.com/2012/doldrums for more.