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05. 27. 14. 03:46 pm

Film – Vann “Piano Man” Walls: The Spirit of R&B

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Vann “Piano Man” Walls was an influential American rhythm and blues piano player, songwriter, studio musician, and professional recording artist. He was a long-standing session player for Atlantic Records, appearing on hits by artists including Big Joe Turner, Ruth Brown, and The Clovers.

Vann “Piano Man” Walls: The Spirit of R&B is a film for anyone interested in rhythm and blues, the father of rock n’ roll.

Ahead of its Canadian premiere at NXNE, videographer Jean-François Hayeur followed director Steven Morris to Memphis for the American premiere of his film. See his footage of the trip below & visit the film’s official website for more details.

Van “Piano Man” Wall: The Spirit of R&B screens at NXNE 2014 on Sunday, June 15 at 12:30 pm at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. More details on the schedulizer.

NXNE Film wristbands are available here. Individual tickets for the film are also available via the Bloor Cinema.

Film – Vann “Piano Man” Walls: The Spirit of R&B was originally published on NXNE

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.

05. 24. 12. 11:42 am
A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: ODONIS ODONIS

Mr. Smith" goes to NXNE… and trips out in the toys aisle at the Dollar Store.

• What’s black, white, and red all over? This high contrast “Ledged Up" video.
• “Blood Feast" is appropriately unsettling.

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.

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05. 22. 12. 10:59 am

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: BRAN VAN 3000

Practice singing along now. (Not that anyone ever forgot the lyrics to “Drinking In L.A.”)

• “Astounded" is the big famous kiss fest.
• The video for “Grace (Love on the Block)" is a whole bunch of Russian.

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

05. 19. 12. 12:16 pm

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: VIOLENS

Spectator and Pupil”, or the first music video filmed in the artificial flower aisle at the Dollarama.

• “Doomed" - Smile girls, you look like you just saw a dead… oh.
• There’s something vaguely unsettling about “It Couldn’t Be Perceived”. You might need a hug.

Violens fiddle around at the Horseshoe Tavern for NXNE 2012. Head to nxne.com/2012/violens for more information.

04. 30. 14. 10:35 am

2014 Lineup Video

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You hopefully saw our Third Wave in all its textual glory, but for those of you that prefer the whole “pretty moving pictures” thing, we also put together a video highlighting some of the Artists headed to NXNE 2014.

Watch it below, get excited, have a hankering to visit some of our city’s landmarks, and we’ll see you in Toronto this June.

Badges & wristbands for NXNE 2014 are available here.

2014 Lineup Video was originally published on NXNE

05. 25. 12. 01:30 pm

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: GOOD RIDDANCE

Yesterday’s Headlines" … We hear they have that on the internet now.

• Get a live taste of this 1999 video performance of “Fertile Fields" from Germany.
• “Darkest Days" sees the guys get holed up at the most minimum security prison ever. They never let us form punk bands in the bin.

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. 04:33 pm ♥ 1

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA

Our Ffunny Ffrends always came with far fewer disco balls.

• If there’s anything “Thought Ballune" teaches us, it’s that we’ve been eating cupcakes wrong our entire lives.
• This is how spy careers get started - watching “Strangers Are Strange”.

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

05. 20. 12. 06:55 pm

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: ANDRE WILLIAMS & THE SADIES

To get you NXNE prepared, a live video of Andre Williams & The Sadies from 2008.

• In case you need proof that Andre Williams is insanely cool, see “Jailbait.”
• The Sadies picked up a Juno for “Rumbleseat" - it won best video of the year at the 2012 awards.

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

05. 18. 12. 10:28 am

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: BLEACHED

Think of You" and remember that goofy summer fun means you’re bound ruin an outfit or two.

• “Searching Through the Past" if your past involved hair flips + mattress jumping + horses.
• “Electric Chair" live in a boxing ring. Lousy quality, but it kind of just sounds like intentional fuzz.

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.