What to see at NXNE?

NXNE is coming up fast and that means summer is most definitely upon us. Probably our favourite festival of the year, we get to run around Toronto, catch bands, drink a whole bunch and attend barbecues. One of the highlights for me is going to the the Record Show.

Additionally, heading to yonge & Dundas square for all the free shows that happen throughout the day including Flaming Lips, a band I definitely thought I’d never have the chance to see.

We’ve asked some of our writers to list their top 5 must sees for this years festival

Matt Hughes:

Paint (catch Paint on Friday June 15th @ Rancho Relaxo as part of the Indie Machine Showcase – 11pm)

Matt Good (Matt Good is one of this years Y&D Square picks on Friday June 15th – 930pm)

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah (another Y&D Square pick, Sunday June 17th – 9pm)

Dwayne Gretzky (kick ass covers Friday June 15th @ El Mo – 2am)

Daytime Event of Choice: HMV is having a bunch of instores. Paint will be playing!

Acacia Christensen:

Alright Alright (Catch Alright Alright Thursday June 14th @ Detour Bar – 11pm)

Bran Van 3000 (Catch this whiff of nostalgia on Thursday June 14th @ Horseshoe Tavern – 1am)

Rikers (Catch these recently signed Warner dudes on Friday June 15th @ Mod Club – 7pm & Sat June 16th @ Y&D Square – 1pm)

Wazu (all the way from Brooklyn you can catch them Saturday June 16th @ Painted Lady – 1am or Sunday June 17th @ Rancho Relaxo – 9pm)

BBQ of Choice? Joao Carvalho’s Mastering Studio BBQ

Rachel Tentcher:

The Ascot Royals (Catch The Ascot Royals Thursday June 14th @ El Mo – 11pm)

Fast Romantics (Catch Fast Romantics Thursday June 14th @ El Mo – 12am)

Secret Broadcast (Secret Broadcast will be hitting The El Mo Upstairs on Friday June 15th – 10pm)
The Sweet Mack (Thursday June 14th @ Velvet Underground – 8pm)

Daytime Event of Choice: Sonic Boom instores. Don’t care who they are. Always worth a go.

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