NXNE Day 3 – June 14 2013 Tip Sheet

Mad June at The Hideout

Mad June at The Hideout

June 13 2013 – 2 days down, 2 days to go. NXNE had an incredible first 2 days, we reviewed 15 bands on Day 1 (June 12 2013) which you can read here, and 10 more bands on Day 2 (June 13 2013) which you can read here.

Below is what we recommend for Day 3 Friday June 14 2013 if you like rock this is what you want to see with a major double bolded asterisk for Public Animal – do not miss that one.

Like we usually do we also present what NXNE is recommending (which is not endorsed by us as we didn’t research their selections but it is interesting to see what else is being offered at the festival).


Hayden presented by Deezer8pm Yonge-Dundas Square

The special guest TBA has BA and it’s Hayden.

Sloan, Superfriendz presented by Porter Airlines 11pm Sloan* 12am Superfriendz* The Great Hall (1087 Queen Street West)

Porter Airlines brings the east coast to Toronto to celebrate 21 years of murderrecords with Sloan, Superfriendz and more.

St. Lucia 12am Wrongbar (1279 Queen Street West)

From Johannesburg to Liverpool to Brooklyn, the atmospheric quality of St. Lucia’s electronic pop is powerful, with Jean-Philip Grobler’s global travels effortlessly showcased in his dreamy, shimmering synths.


Arstidir 8pm The Central (603 Markham Street)

Icelandic folk band painting cinematic landscapes with arresting six-part vocal harmonies and lush instrumentation. A warm tide of resonant acoustic and baritone guitars, virtuosic piano, and melismatic strings.

Lakes of Canada 1am Monarch Tavern (12 Clinton Street)

Fleet Foxes and Simon & Garfunkel-style quintet playing choral folk pop. There’s soul to the lyric-driven songs, warming the heart with the Montreal band’s delivery of rich vocal harmonies and stellar instrumentation.


BB King – The Life of Riley 6:45pm The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West)

British director Jon Brewer shot over 250 hours of footage on blues legend BB King. With narration by Morgan Freeman, the film also features Bono, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Ringo Starr, and a host of other rock legends paying their respect to BB.


The Best of the Fest Encore Show presented by TOsketchfest 8pm Measure (296 Brunswick Avenue)

Spotlighting the three award-winning troupes from the TOsketchfest 2013 Festival featuring sketch comedy from She Said What, Deadpan Powerpoint and The Rocket Scientists.

Greg Behrendt presented by Empire Comedy Live 9pm Paintbox (555 Dundas Street East)

Greg Behrendt should be known for many things. He’s a lifelong stand-up comedian who accidentally became the best-selling co-author ofHe’s Just Not That Into You; he was the straight-male voice of reason as a script consultant on Sex and the City; and he’s the foremost collector of small glass pig figurines (or “pigurines.”)


Ulu Braun, Atlantic Garden 9:30pm

Sears at Yonge-Dundas Square (South-East corner of Yonge Street and Dundas Street)

Ulu Braun’s video collage combines documentaries shot by Braun with elements taken from television. It’s selected, looped, sampled, and demands the viewer gets up close and personal with the projection, to take in the landscape’s most minute elements.

NXNE INTERACTIVE presented by Kobo

CineCoup: the trials and tribulations of launching a disruptive film start-up with J.Joly 1:45-2:45pm Hyatt Regency (370 King Street West) – Regency B

J. Joly talks candidly about the challenges, successes and learnings in developing and launching the Canadian pilot for CineCoup. This discussion is not to be missed by any filmmaker, industry veteran or entrepreneur interested in disruptive new models, the future of indie film or how data can help “moneyball” traditional marketing strategies.

The Other Singularity with Jared Ficklin of Frog Design    3-4pm Hyatt Regency (370 King Street West) – Regency A/B/C

This session will offer visions of the next patterns of computing and a discussion of how the cast offs of the exponential technology curve will have big impacts from devices to the way we view computers to the way we do design.

19 Years, 1000 Bands, 30 Films, 65 Interactive Sessions, 200 Comedians, 35 Visual Artists, 7 Days

Article – Terry Makedon 
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