Tag: NXNE

NXNE 2016: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Well NXNE changed. Yep; this year, organizers opted for a formula minimizing bar-hoping (which we used to… nay..WE STILL love so much) replacing it with a two-stage activity center where most of the shows occurred. Right off the bat, we made…

NU_MTL Goes to NXNE 2016 – Our Guide

This year, NXNE decided to shake things up a little and ended up (seemingly) changing anything and everything we knew about the festival. We don’t like change (too exhausting).  Buuuuuuut, we’re also not one to miss a great party.  So we…

NXNE: Our guide to the 2015 Festival

Ok, we’re not going to lie, it seems as though North by NorthEast took a small hit from last year’s ridiculous radius clause and paid for it.  But, fear not, it is still a serious time for Toronto, with free shows happening…

A Summer Chat With July Talk

We’ve had a little thing for July Talk ever since we saw them at NXNE last year. The 5 piece band, lead by singers Leah Fay and Peter Dreimanis, instantly blew us away with their engaging performance and rocking songs. Their solid…

CTZNSHP to Play at La Vitrola This Saturday Night

CTZNSHP, pronounced Citizenship, will be playing at Montreal’s newest concert venue La Vitrola this Saturday night, with fellow Montrealers Holy Data and Kurvi Tasch. After the self-release of the band’s acclaimed “Swan Dive” EP online, CTZNSHP quickly became known for their…

NXNE Eliminates 45 day Radius Clause

Most of you might have noticed that bands who played Canadian Music Week this year were a no show at NXNE.  That was no coincidence. North By had induced a 45 day radius clause which basically meant, if you played CMW you…

Your N_XNE 2014 Music Guide

Amidst all the things that come with this time of year (Game 5, lifetime NBA bans, serious Lacrosse rap feuds, and the like), we the north nearly forgot about the other thing that creeps up around this time: North by…

Psych Lives Again With B-17

Psych is not dead. No, really.   It’s funny how people tend to nostalgically listen to their old psychedelic records without ever catching on to the present-day psych trend. I’m not judging, because I’m definitely one of them. Yet every time…