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06. 09. 14. 06:22 pm

Play Taxi Media

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Hailing a cab this NXNE? Us too. We’re hitching a ride with Play Taxi Media.

When you’re venue hopping in the back of a taxi, take a break from people watching out the window and instead pay attention to the television screen. You might see a quick little reminder of just a handful of the artists you can see at NXNE 2014 (assuming, of course, that you’ve got yourself a Badge/Wristband.)

Haven’t seen our 2014 trailer yet? Shock! Horror! General disbelief! … Find it below.

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06. 04. 14. 12:32 pm

Showcase: Tin Angel Records

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Spend your Friday night with Tin Angel Records. They’ll be down at The Drake Hotel Underground on Friday, June 20, with the UK label presenting some of the best in Canadian and Scottish pop and folk rock. Get there early for Devon Sproule’s 7 pm kickoff and plan to stay late with Quatro taking the stage at midnight for a “visual quest.”

The Drake Hotel Underground (1150 Queen St W) | Friday, June 20th
7:00 pm – Devon Sproule
8:00 pm – Bernice
9:00 pm – John Southworth
10:00 pm – Marker Starling
11:00 pm – Trembling Bells
12:00 am – Quatro

RSVP to the Facebook event.

More information over on the schedulizer. Get in for this + much more with the NXNE Badge/Wristband.

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06. 03. 14. 05:10 pm

Showcase: A3C’s Best In Show @ Studio Bar – June 20

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If you’ve been paying attention to the NXNE schedulizer, you’ve probably noticed the fact that we’ve got a lot of great hip hop on offer. Whether it’s established names or the up-and-coming MCs your after, there’s definitely enough to fill your music-going time.

One of those showcases comes from Atlanta’s A3C festival.

Based off the concept of the A3C x SXSW Showcase that happened earlier this year, The Best In Show shines a light on several independent artists from North American markets. This showcase also marks the first time A3C is crossing the border into Canada, bringing along A3C’s own history, values, and talent. This showcase also symbolizes building bridges between the American and Canadian markets and developing relationships that benefit unsigned artists on both sides of the border.

It takes place at the Studio Bar on Friday, June 20, with artists from across the United States and Canada. Trust us: turn up ’cause it’s going to be good.

Studio Bar (824 Dundas St W) | Friday, June 20th
8:00 pm – The Bass6
9:00 pm – Austin Millz
10:00 pm – Flex The Antihero
10:20 pm – Soul Khan
10:40 pm – Ro Spit
11:00 pm – EarthGang
11:20 pm – Dow Timo
11:40 pm – Michael Christmas
12:00 am – Dutch ReBelle
12:20 am – Kydd Jones
12:40 am – Immerze
1:00 am – Doughbeezy

More information on it all over here.

Get in on this & the rest of the music with your NXNE Badge/Wristband.

 

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06. 03. 14. 02:45 pm

DIY Label and Art Fair

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If you can survive all the NXNE madness until Sunday, June 22nd, you’re going to need to be able to wake up early. People Put Out Productions, Sonic Boom, and NXNE present the DIY Label and Art Fair.

Check out records, tapes, art, zines, and photography from local labels, musicians, and artists. The day starts off with a record swap at 11:00 am, then keeps on going with an all-day courtyard BBQ and live performances. Over 40 labels and artists will be in attendance.

NXNE Festival Village at Edward Day Gallery (925 Queen St W) | Sunday, June 22nd
10:00 am – doors open
11:00 am to 1:00 am – record swap
12:00 pm to 8:00 pm – DIY Label & Art Fair

Labels in attendance: Arachnidiscs Recordings, Art Drug Records, Arts & Crafts, Bruised Tongue Records, Buzz Records, Coalition Records, Dine Alone Records, Disembraining Songs, Eternal Bummer Records, Hand Drawn Dracula, Healing Power Records, Hosehead Records, IndoorShoes, Inyrdisk Records, Medusa Editions, Mammoth Cave Recording Co., Optical Sounds, Out of Sound Records, Pansy Twist Distro, Pleasence Records, Reel Cod Records, Schizophrenic Records, Telephone Explosion, Underground Operations

Distro/shops in attendance: Weird Canada, Sonic Boom

Recording studios in attendance: Candle Recording 

Art, blogs, and photographers in attendance: Blanket Fort, Ivy Lovell, Keith Jones, Mechanical Forest Sound, MusicSheBlogged, My Favorite Band Tee, Steve Manale, YOSH Photography

Performance Schedule:
1:00 pm – Carl Didur
2:00 pm – Wizard Of
3:00 pm – Wish
4:00 pm – Young Mother
5:00 pm – Sonic Avenues
6:00 pm – Unfinished Business
7:00 pm – Greys

Plus indoor DJ sets from: Human Mane, New Chance, Rave Tapes (Brandon from Most People) & special guests.

For the good news: this is free. For more information, check out the Facebook event.

More information at the schedulizer.

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05. 30. 14. 02:23 pm

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No NXNE is complete without a trip to The Garrison and Hand Drawn Dracula & Artificial Records are providing a great reason to not just stop by the Dundas and Ossington haunt, but stay there all night long. Tacos don’t hurt either.

The Garrison (1197 Dundas St W) | Friday, June 20th
8:00 pm – North America
9:00 pm – Tiers
10:00 pm – Weeknight
11:00 pm – Beliefs
12:00 am – Crystal Stilts
1:00 am – DOOMSQUAD
2:00 am – Wish

For more on the schedule, head over here. You’re also going to want to get your hands (or wrists, as it were) on NXNE Badges & Wristbands.

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06. 09. 14. 05:46 pm ♥ 1

NXNE Festival Village at Edward Day Gallery

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NXNE is taking over the Edward Day Gallery (952 Queen St W #200) and the MOCCA Courtyard, turning it into our festival lounge from June 18-22.

Come for the daytime BBQ and Exclaim! TV recording session, then stay for the music, with artists such as Le1f, Small Black, and Eagulls presented by SESAC; The Pizza Underground’s ‘free pizza’ party; a DIY Label and Art Fair presented by People Put Out Productions, Sonic Boom, and NXNE (with performances by Greys, Sonic Avenues, Young Mother, and more); and performances by Veronica Vasicka, co-founder of NYC’s East Village Radio, as well as Kontravoid, LA COPS, Doomsquad, Maica Mia, Ancient Ocean, and more.

Thursday, June 19th
6:00 pm – LA COPS
7:00 pm – Doomsquad
8:00 pm – Ancient Ocean
9:00 pm – Maica Mia
10:00 pm – Lydia Ainsworth
11:00 pm – Kontravoid
12:00 am – Veronica Vasicka

Friday, June 20th
10:30 am – The Pizza Underground (Pizza Party)
1:30 pm – (VIP Event)

8:00 pm – Laurel
9:00 pm – Lux Deluxe
10:00 pm – Caddywhompus
11:00 pm – Eagulls
12:00 am – Small Black
1:00 am – Le1f

Sunday, June 22
11:00 am – DIY Label and Art Fair
1:00 pm – Carl Didur
2:00 pm – Wizard Of
3:00 pm – Greys
4:00 pm – Young Mother
5:00 pm – Sonic Avenues
6:00 pm – White Poppy
7:00 pm – Wish

Access to the Edward Day Gallery comes with your NXNE Badge or Wristband. Stay up to date with all the comings-and-goings over on the schedulizer.

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06. 03. 14. 06:17 pm

Showcase: Burn Down The Capital @ The Great Hall – June 18

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Start your NXNE Music off right (and maybe a little weird) on Wednesday, June 18 with Burn Down The Capital‘s showcase at The Great Hall. There’ll be noise funk, kraut space jams, a healthy helping of freak jazz, and possibly some nudity for good measure. We’d explain more, but that kind of speaks for itself.

The Great Hall (1087 Queen St W) | Wednesday, June 18th
9:00 pm – Horse Lords
10:00 pm – Guerilla Toss
11:00 pm – Many Arms
12:00 am – Kirin J Callinan

RSVP to the Facebook event.

More information on the schedulizer; get in with your NXNE Badge/Wristband.

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06. 03. 14. 03:29 pm

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If you’re looking for free shows during NXNE, we’ve got this to add to your frugal calendars… though when we say “free”, we warn you that you may end up buying a new wardrobe during our GAP in-stores. We’ll be at the corner of Queen & Peter on Saturday, June 21 for an afternoon of free shows from three bands. It’ll be the perfect soundtrack for all your browsing & wardrobing needs.

GAP (375 Queen St W) | Saturday, June 21st
2:00 pm – Joywave
3:00 pm – Beach Day
4:00 pm – Craft Spells

This is a free and all-ages show.

More details at the schedulizer.

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06. 02. 14. 03:05 pm

Panache/M For Montreal 4th Annual Bruise Cruise

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Land is overrated and, as is tradition, during NXNE you can get your music on the great lake. The Panache/M for Montreal Bruise Cruise returns for its fourth year.

We’ll set sail on Lake Ontario on Saturday, June 21st – and this year’s edition is bound to get both wet and wild as Mac DeMarco plays host.

Saturday, June 21st | Queens Quay Terminal (207 Queens Quay W)

More information when you RSVP to the Facebook event.

*Don’t get left behind. There’s limited space on board the boat, so arrive early if you want to cruise on. Also, speaking from experience: wear SPF. You don’t want to be the lobster at YDS.

The Bruise Cruise is free with your NXNE Badge or Wristband, or $10 if you’re without (… we’ll assume you have a good reason.) Tickets for NXNE 2014 are available here.

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05. 30. 14. 01:35 pm

Showcase: Toronto Pride @ The Drake Hotel – June 21

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We’ve teamed up with Toronto Pride to help celebrate the first-ever WorldPride celebrations in North America – happening in the great city of Toronto.

Wave your rainbow flag proud, because headlining the showcase is Tom Robinson. Robinson was one of the first openly gay musicians and is someone who uses his music as a force for good, promoting LGBT rights. His single “Glad to be Gay” was written for a London gay pride parade in 1976, and remains an anthem to this very day. This will be Robinson’s only North American appearance.

Also on the bill are rising Toronto acts WTCHS and Urvah Khan. Arrive early for a retrospective set of 70’s/80’s British queer-themed music by DJ Triple-X, starting at 8 pm, then stay late with Diggy The DJ.

Drake Hotel Underground (1155 Queen St W) | Saturday, June 21st
7:00 pm – doors open
8:00 pm – DJ Triple-X
9:00 pm – Tom Robinson
10:00 pm – WTCHS
11:00 pm – Urvah Khan
12:00 am – Diggy The DJ

Find the Facebook event here.

The NXNE schedule is over here. Tickets to get in for the show come with your NXNE Badge/Wristband.

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