North by Northeast music festival brings indie scene to Toronto

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

Last weekend, enthusiastic music lovers filled Toronto’s streets to partake in the independent music smorgasbord, North By Northeast (NXNE) Music & Film Festival and Conference. With over 450 bands playing in 40 venues, it was like a four-day Christmas for avid concert goers, aspiring bands and labels looking for the next Arcade Fire. (read more)

Quick facts about North by Northeast

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

- NXNE is an annual live music festival and conference held in June in Toronto since 1996. Hundreds of selected bands showcase their talent in downtown venues.

- The conference allows delegates, panelists and bands playing the festival to network and participate in discussions, round tables, keynotes, demo listening, legal clinics and mentor sessions. (read more)

The Gazette's North by Northeast festival picks

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

Most Likely to Be From Another Planet: Mother Mother (The Boat)
It’s hard to describe this Vancouver band. With the lead singer resembling a timid blonde college boy, the sound coming from this quintet seemed unnatural to hear during its first-night set. (read more)

An eclectic soundtrack filled with NXNE flavour

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

Take a listen to some of the Canadian indie scenesters who rocked the festival.

Mother Mother - Touch Up
A pop-driven ode to Avon ladies and our appearance-obsessed culture, Touch Up is typical of Mother Mother’s quirky style. (read more)


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