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06. 30. 12. 10:23 am ♥ 1

Urban Outfitters x NXNE: Live @ UO part II from Sean L T Cartwright on Vimeo.

Trends + tunes at Urban Outfitters during NXNE. Check out the videos of DJs & bands playing for free at the Queen Street store to either A) remember how great it was or B) kick yourself for not going.

Part 1 with Bowly, DJ Fusion, Kenny Wilson, Beta Frontiers
Part 2 with Vacationer, Zulu Winter, Young Magic, DIIV

06. 08. 12. 01:11 pm
A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: Reigning Sound• Band Members: Greg Cartwright (vocals/guitars), Benny Trokan (bass), Mike Catanese (guitar)Mikey Post (drums), Dave Amels (keyboardist)• Genre: Garage Rock
Need To See Video: A taste of their live show, but we’re pretty sure they’ll be in glorious technicolor. 
Reigning Sound plays at the Horseshoe on Friday June 14 at 1am for NXNE 2012. Check out http://nxne.com/2012/reigning-sound/ for more information. High-res

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: Reigning Sound
• Band Members:
Greg Cartwright (vocals/guitars), Benny Trokan (bass), Mike Catanese (guitar)
Mikey Post (drums), Dave Amels (keyboardist)
• Genre:
Garage Rock

Need To See Video: A taste of their live show, but we’re pretty sure they’ll be in glorious technicolor. 

Reigning Sound plays at the Horseshoe on Friday June 14 at 1am for NXNE 2012. Check out http://nxne.com/2012/reigning-sound/ for more information.

06. 06. 12. 12:43 pm

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: YAMANTAKA//SONIC TITAN
• Band Members: Ruby Kato Attwood & alaska B + Ange Loft, John Ancheta, Brendan Swandson, Alana Ruth, Walter Scott• Genre: Experimental noh-wave, psych opera and a whole mix of everything • From: Montreal//Toronto• Year Formed: Late 2007• Biggest Song: “Queens”• Need To See Video: The live video for “Counting Track" will give you some indication of how an NXNE show is going to go down. Art: get ready for it
Make sure YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN find a place on your NXNE 2012 schedule. They’ll be at The Garrison on June 15. Check out http://nxne.com/2012/yamantakasonic-titan for more information.
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A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: YAMANTAKA//SONIC TITAN

• Band Members: Ruby Kato Attwood & alaska B + Ange Loft, John Ancheta, Brendan Swandson, Alana Ruth, Walter Scott
• Genre: Experimental noh-wave, psych opera and a whole mix of everything
• From: Montreal//Toronto
• Year Formed: Late 2007
• Biggest Song:Queens
• Need To See Video: The live video for “Counting Track" will give you some indication of how an NXNE show is going to go down. Art: get ready for it

Make sure YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN find a place on your NXNE 2012 schedule. They’ll be at The Garrison on June 15. Check out http://nxne.com/2012/yamantakasonic-titan for more information.

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.

06. 05. 12. 11:19 am

Artist: Friends
Title: I'm His Girl


Download this song here.

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: FRIENDS

The devilishly ear-sticking “I’m His Girl

• The Brand spankin’ new “Mind Control
• Lee Zero’s Remix of “Friend Crush" makes us crush, hard

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

(Source: soundcloud.com)

06. 13. 12. 01:53 pm ♥ 5
NXNE continues to get more amazing: Free Ice Cream
NXNE is just heating up, so cool down with some free frozen treats from the tasty people of Ben & Jerry’s. They’ll be sampling at the VIP party at the Hoxton tonight from 8pm to 9:30 pm on their patio, and from 9pm to 1am their reps will be visiting a few NXNE showcase venues for guerrilla sampling. Pack some fake moustaches and hit them all. A sticky sweet night awaits.
 9PM to 9:45PM El Mocambo 10PM to 10:45PM The Garrison 11PM to 11:45PM The Drake 12AM to 1AM The Horseshoe  High-res

NXNE continues to get more amazing: Free Ice Cream

NXNE is just heating up, so cool down with some free frozen treats from the tasty people of Ben & Jerry’s. They’ll be sampling at the VIP party at the Hoxton tonight from 8pm to 9:30 pm on their patio, and from 9pm to 1am their reps will be visiting a few NXNE showcase venues for guerrilla sampling. Pack some fake moustaches and hit them all. A sticky sweet night awaits.


9PM to 9:45PM El Mocambo 
10PM to 10:45PM The Garrison 
11PM to 11:45PM The Drake 
12AM to 1AM The Horseshoe 

06. 07. 12. 01:00 pm ♥ 1

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: 2:54
• Band Members:  Hannah Thurlow, Colette Thurlow, Alex Robins, Joel Porter• Genre: Indie lo-fi• From: London, UK • Year Formed:  2011• Biggest Song: “Scarlet" has us seeing red, though that may just be all the beats we’ve been eating…• Need To See Video: “You’re Early" and not just because it’s a good goal to keep in mind if you want to avoid venue lines 
Be on time for 2:54 at NXNE 2012. They play Lee’s Palace on June 15. Check out http://nxne.com/2012/254 for more information.
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A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: 2:54

• Band Members:  Hannah Thurlow, Colette Thurlow, Alex Robins, Joel Porter
• Genre: Indie lo-fi
• From: London, UK
• Year Formed:  2011
• Biggest Song: Scarlet" has us seeing red, though that may just be all the beats we’ve been eating…
• Need To See Video: You’re Early" and not just because it’s a good goal to keep in mind if you want to avoid venue lines

Be on time for 2:54 at NXNE 2012. They play Lee’s Palace on June 15. Check out http://nxne.com/2012/254 for more information.

06. 05. 12. 06:34 pm ♥ 5
DIE MANNEQUIN - Mod Club, June 15
Punk rock hits Toronto’s Mod Club on June 15.  Be there to see Care Failure, Tony Bleed, Dazzer Scott and Stacy Stray (as well as Dearly Beloved + Courage My Love) or regret it. Really.
Doors at 6 pm

7 pm - Courage My Love8 pm - Dearly Beloved9 pm - Die Mannequin

$15 or arrive early - first 100 NXNE pass/wristbands get in freeMore info & get your tickets HERE High-res

DIE MANNEQUIN - Mod Club, June 15

Punk rock hits Toronto’s Mod Club on June 15.  Be there to see Care Failure, Tony Bleed, Dazzer Scott and Stacy Stray (as well as Dearly Beloved + Courage My Love) or regret it. Really.

Doors at 6 pm

7 pm - Courage My Love
8 pm - Dearly Beloved
9 pm - Die Mannequin

$15 or arrive early - first 100 NXNE pass/wristbands get in free
More info & get your tickets HERE

06. 05. 12. 12:03 pm

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: FRIENDS

Friend Crush" is a dreamy, glittery, colourful eyeful. Like taping kaleidoscopes to your face.

• If you lick the right frogs before going into Value Village, it might look a little like “I’m His Girl.”
• Friends performing live in Union Square

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

06. 05. 12. 10:12 am
A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: FRIENDS
LOWDOWN:• Band members: Samantha Urbani (vocals); Lesley Hann (bass, percussion, backing vocals); Nikki Shapiro (guitar, keyboards, percussion); Matthew Molnar (keyboards, percussion, bass); Oliver Duncan (drums) • Biggest hit: “I’m His Girl” or “Friend Crush”• Must-listen, little-known hit: “My Boo,” a cover of Ghost Town DJ’s 1996 hit• Year formed: 2010• Genre: Self-described as “weird pop”• Most notable achievement/fact: Friends formed after a bedbug infestation forced two members to stay with Urbani. They played their first show less than a week later. Lemonade out of lemonsFriends will be there for you during NXNE 2012. Visit nxne.com/2012/friends for more information. High-res

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: FRIENDS

LOWDOWN:
Band members: Samantha Urbani (vocals); Lesley Hann (bass, percussion, backing vocals); Nikki Shapiro (guitar, keyboards, percussion); Matthew Molnar (keyboards, percussion, bass); Oliver Duncan (drums) 
Biggest hit: “I’m His Girl” or “Friend Crush”
Must-listen, little-known hit: “My Boo,” a cover of Ghost Town DJ’s 1996 hit
Year formed: 2010
Genre: Self-described as “weird pop”
Most notable achievement/fact: Friends formed after a bedbug infestation forced two members to stay with Urbani. They played their first show less than a week later. Lemonade out of lemons

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

(Source: afriendszone.com)