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04. 30. 12. 10:31 am

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: THE BLACK BELLES

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: THE BLACK BELLES

LOWDOWN:
• Band members:
 Olivia Jean (vocals/guitar), Shelby Lynne (drums), Tina NoGood (keys), Ruby Rogers (bass)
• Biggest hit:
 The Colbert Bump gave them big exposure with Charlene II (I’m Over You)
 Must-listen, little-known hit:
We’re big into the b-side “Lies” which sounds a whole lot like a much badder-ass Nancy Sinatra number.
• Year formed:
  
2009
• Genre:
Garage rock (assuming your garage is full of goth gear)
• Most notable achievement/fact:
 The Nashville band was quote-unquote “discovered” by Jack White. They’re signed to his label, Third Man Records.

05. 02. 12. 03:50 pm
A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: ART VS. SCIENCE
LOWDOWN:• Band members: Jim Finn (vocals, keyboards); Dan McNamee (“Dan Mac”) (vocals, keyboards, guitar); Dan Williams (Dan W.) (drums, vocals)• Biggest hit:  “Parlez-Vous Francais?”• Must-listen, little-known hit: “Hollywood” (though it isn’t obscure to any players of NBA 2K12)• Year formed: 2007• Genre: Electro-pop-dance or Electro-dance-pop, not 100% on the official nomenclature• Most notable achievement/fact: Most people talk about forming electro-dance-pop bands upon exiting Daft Punk concerts, but these Australian recovering rockers really went for it
Art vs. Science will play NXNE 2012. Visit nxne.com/2012/art-vs-science for more information. High-res

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: ART VS. SCIENCE

LOWDOWN:
Band members: Jim Finn (vocals, keyboards); Dan McNamee (“Dan Mac”) (vocals, keyboards, guitar); Dan Williams (Dan W.) (drums, vocals)
Biggest hit:  “Parlez-Vous Francais?”
Must-listen, little-known hit: “Hollywood” (though it isn’t obscure to any players of NBA 2K12)
Year formed: 2007
Genre: Electro-pop-dance or Electro-dance-pop, not 100% on the official nomenclature
Most notable achievement/fact: Most people talk about forming electro-dance-pop bands upon exiting Daft Punk concerts, but these Australian recovering rockers really went for it

Art vs. Science will play NXNE 2012. Visit nxne.com/2012/art-vs-science for more information.

05. 04. 12. 10:00 am ♥ 1
A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: METZ
LOWDOWN:• Band members: Alex Edkins (guitar); Chris Slorach (bass); Hayden Menzies (drums) • Biggest hit: So far, “Negative Space” • Must-listen, little-known hit: A debut LP still on the way, we’ll wait and see • Year formed: 2009 • Genre: Post-punk, experimental grunge • Most notable achievement/fact: The Toronto band makes a whole lot of (good/great/chaotic/awesome) noise. Now when you Google search METZ, they come up second – right behind the city in France
METZ make a triumphant return for another round of NXNE. Visit nxne.com/2012/metz for more on the trio. High-res

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: METZ

LOWDOWN:
Band members: Alex Edkins (guitar); Chris Slorach (bass); Hayden Menzies (drums)
Biggest hit: So far, “Negative Space”
Must-listen, little-known hit: A debut LP still on the way, we’ll wait and see
Year formed: 2009
Genre: Post-punk, experimental grunge
Most notable achievement/fact: The Toronto band makes a whole lot of (good/great/chaotic/awesome) noise. Now when you Google search METZ, they come up second – right behind the city in France

METZ make a triumphant return for another round of NXNE. Visit nxne.com/2012/metz for more on the trio.

05. 06. 12. 09:41 am
A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: HOLLERADO
LOWDOWN:• Band members: Dean Baxter (bass, vocals); Jake Boyd (drums, vocals); Nixon Boyd (guitars, vocals); Menno Versteeg (guitar, lead vocals)• Biggest hit: “Juliette,” heard in commercials and stadiums all over the country• Must-listen, little-known hit: "Canadianarama"• Most notable achievement/fact: Hollerado are DIY superheroes and have perfected the art of fun shows since their homemade Demo in a Bag albums. Read their rise to glory on their website, handwritten by lead singer Menno. (How’s THAT for analog?)
Hollerado play NXNE 2012 alongside their heroes the Flaming Lips. Check out nxne.com/2012/hollerado for more. High-res

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: HOLLERADO

LOWDOWN:
Band members:
Dean Baxter (bass, vocals); Jake Boyd (drums, vocals); Nixon Boyd (guitars, vocals); Menno Versteeg (guitar, lead vocals)
Biggest hit: “
Juliette,” heard in commercials and stadiums all over the country
Must-listen, little-known hit:
"Canadianarama"
Most notable achievement/fact:
Hollerado are DIY superheroes and have perfected the art of fun shows since their homemade Demo in a Bag albums. Read their rise to glory on their website, handwritten by lead singer Menno. (How’s THAT for analog?)

Hollerado play NXNE 2012 alongside their heroes the Flaming Lips. Check out nxne.com/2012/hollerado for more.

05. 10. 12. 09:55 am ♥ 1

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: PLANTS AND ANIMALS
LOWDOWN:• Band members: Warren Spicer (guitar/vocals); Mattew Woodley (drums/vocals); Nicolas Basque (guitar/vocals)• Biggest hit: "Bye Bye Bye" even showed up on an episode of Chuck• Must-listen, little-known hit: If we could whistle, we’d be whistling “Feedback In The Field” all day/week/month• Year formed: together, now, for the big 10 years • Genre: Indie, “post-classic” rock• Most notable achievement/fact: Though Plants and Animals lost out to the latter, with Caribou taking home the grand prize, debut disc Parc Avenue was on the shortlist for the 2008 Polaris Prize.
In the midst of a jaunt around our neighbours to the south, Plants and Animals play NXNE. Check out nxne.com/2012/plants-and-animals for more.
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A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: PLANTS AND ANIMALS

LOWDOWN:
• Band members:
Warren Spicer (guitar/vocals); Mattew Woodley (drums/vocals); Nicolas Basque (guitar/vocals)
• Biggest hit:
"Bye Bye Bye" even showed up on an episode of Chuck
• Must-listen, little-known hit:
If we could whistle, we’d be whistling “Feedback In The Field” all day/week/month
• Year formed: together, now, for the big 10 years
• Genre:
Indie, “post-classic” rock
• Most notable achievement/fact:
Though Plants and Animals lost out to the latter, with Caribou taking home the grand prize, debut disc Parc Avenue was on the shortlist for the 2008 Polaris Prize.

In the midst of a jaunt around our neighbours to the south, Plants and Animals play NXNE. Check out nxne.com/2012/plants-and-animals for more.

05. 01. 12. 10:04 am
A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: EXITMUSIC
LOWDOWN:• Band members: Aleksa Palladino (vocals/keys), Devon Church (guitar)• Biggest hit: Newest single “Passage” is gaining radio love• Must-listen, little-known hit: Not too much room in their discography for hidden gems, but we do enjoy their cover of Bowie’s “Space Oddity”• Year formed: 2003 • Genre: Ethereal dream-pop• Most notable achievement/fact: An actress-turned-singer who doesn’t suck? Pretty notable to us High-res

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: EXITMUSIC

LOWDOWN:
Band members: Aleksa Palladino (vocals/keys), Devon Church (guitar)
Biggest hit: Newest single “Passage” is gaining radio love
Must-listen, little-known hit: Not too much room in their discography for hidden gems, but we do enjoy their cover of Bowie’s “Space Oddity
Year formed: 2003 
Genre: Ethereal dream-pop
Most notable achievement/fact: An actress-turned-singer who doesn’t suck? Pretty notable to us

05. 03. 12. 09:28 am
A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: YOUNG MAGIC
LOWDOWN:• Band members: Isaac Emmanuel (vocals/electronics); Melati Malay (guitar/vocals); Michael Italia (percussion) • Biggest hit:  “Sparkly” – a song that appropriately sparkles • Must-listen, little-known hit: We don’t know about little-known, but “Slip Time” is a must-listen • Year formed: 2009  • Genre: Experimental electronic psychedelia with lots of soul • Most notable achievement/fact: They wandered the world, collected sounds, made a band. Living the sonic landscape dream.
Young Magic bring their wands, errr, music to NXNE 2012. Visit nxne.com/2012/young-magic for more on the trio. High-res

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: YOUNG MAGIC

LOWDOWN:
Band members: Isaac Emmanuel (vocals/electronics); Melati Malay (guitar/vocals); Michael Italia (percussion)
Biggest hit:  “Sparkly” – a song that appropriately sparkles
Must-listen, little-known hit: We don’t know about little-known, but “Slip Time” is a must-listen
Year formed: 2009 
Genre: Experimental electronic psychedelia with lots of soul
Most notable achievement/fact: They wandered the world, collected sounds, made a band. Living the sonic landscape dream.

Young Magic bring their wands, errr, music to NXNE 2012. Visit nxne.com/2012/young-magic for more on the trio.

05. 05. 12. 03:24 pm ♥ 13
A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: BASS DRUM OF DEATH
LOWDOWN:Band members: John Barrett (vocals, guitar); Colin Sneed (drums)Biggest hit:  “Heart Attack Kid”Must-listen, little-known hit: “Nerve Jamming”Year formed: 2007Genre: Garage rock/grungeMost notable achievement/fact: The “band” began with: John + a guitar + a bass drum = “John Barrett’s Bass Drum of Death.” John later taught Colin how to play drums. He was added to the lineup and two words were dropped from the name.Bass Drum of Death travel up the Mississippi to play NXNE 2012. Visit nxne.com/2012/bass-drum-of-death for more information. High-res

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: BASS DRUM OF DEATH

LOWDOWN:
Band members: John Barrett (vocals, guitar); Colin Sneed (drums)
Biggest hit:  “Heart Attack Kid”
Must-listen, little-known hit: “Nerve Jamming”
Year formed: 2007
Genre: Garage rock/grunge
Most notable achievement/fact: The “band” began with: John + a guitar + a bass drum = “John Barrett’s Bass Drum of Death.” John later taught Colin how to play drums. He was added to the lineup and two words were dropped from the name.

Bass Drum of Death travel up the Mississippi to play NXNE 2012. Visit nxne.com/2012/bass-drum-of-death for more information.

05. 08. 12. 09:35 am
A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: DZ DEATHRAYS
LOWDOWN:• Band members: Shane Parsons (vocals/guitar); Simon Ridley (drums)• Biggest hit: "No Sleep"• Must-listen, little-known hit: The crashing, fuzzed out “Gebbie Street” that gives good cause for the NXNE alumn DFA1979 comparisons• Year formed: 2008 • Genre: Thrash punk• Most notable achievement/fact: Late last year, the duo toured Australia (their home country) with Foo Fighters, but say they only met Grohl and company once. It’s cool though, since Parsons and Ridley got to hang with tour mates and Toronto heroes Fucked Up
From BNE to YYZ, dz deathrays head to NXNE 2012. Check out nxne.com/2012/dz-deathrays for more. High-res

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: DZ DEATHRAYS

LOWDOWN:
• Band members:
Shane Parsons (vocals/guitar); Simon Ridley (drums)
• Biggest hit:
"No Sleep"
• Must-listen, little-known hit:
The crashing, fuzzed out “Gebbie Street” that gives good cause for the NXNE alumn DFA1979 comparisons
• Year formed: 2008
• Genre:
Thrash punk
• Most notable achievement/fact:
Late last year, the duo toured Australia (their home country) with Foo Fighters, but say they only met Grohl and company once. It’s cool though, since Parsons and Ridley got to hang with tour mates and Toronto heroes Fucked Up

From BNE to YYZ, dz deathrays head to NXNE 2012. Check out nxne.com/2012/dz-deathrays for more.

05. 13. 12. 10:32 am ♥ 2
A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: OBERHOFER
LOWDOWN:• Band members: Brad Oberhofer (vocals/guitar/keys); Matthew Scheiner (guitar/glockenspiel); Ben Roth (bass); Pete Sustarsic (drums)• Biggest hit: "Away Frm U" • Must-listen, little-known hit:  The quiet and melancholy ”Homebro”• Year formed: 2008• Genre: Coincidence pop• Most notable achievement/fact: Tearing it up for David Letterman
 Oberhofer will be stopping by NXNE to make you dance and blush. Check out nxne.com/2012/oberhofer for more. High-res

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: OBERHOFER

LOWDOWN:
• Band members:
 Brad Oberhofer (vocals/guitar/keys); Matthew Scheiner (guitar/glockenspiel); Ben Roth (bass); Pete Sustarsic (drums)
• Biggest hit:
"Away Frm U" 
• Must-listen, little-known hit:
  The quiet and melancholy ”Homebro”
 Year formed: 2008
• Genre: 
Coincidence pop
• Most notable achievement/fact: Tearing it up for David Letterman

 Oberhofer will be stopping by NXNE to make you dance and blush. Check out nxne.com/2012/oberhofer for more.