Saturday, June 26, 2010

NXNE said and done

me and my neighbour jeff bro'd down hard at NXNE festival in toronto and probably got the most out of it we could of. We arrived wednesday night for Eagles Of Death Metal to open our nxne festivities, they ruled beyond belief, and I respect them as rocknroll sunofabitches even more so than i did prior. Aside from scrambling to find a place to stay the first couple of nights, we had a pretty comfortable system by Friday night, staying at my friends up in bayview village. But yeah, i cant really sum up nxne at the moment, it was just all too overwhelming. so ill just make a list..

NXNE highlights included:
-WARPAINT: an all female ambient stoner rock four piece who melted my face. me and jeff went behind the horseshoe tavern to pee and ended up meeting these (unbelievably good looking) girls who were just about to go on. we went, watched, and didnt want it to end.
-LITTLE GIRLS: we thought we could catch the Mockingbird Wish Me Luck set at the bovine, but were a sliver too late, so we ended hoping on a bus to the drake hotel, went downstairs and caught this young blitzed out post punk band ownnnnnnn their set. was happy to have landed in on that one.
- ATTACK IN BLACK: aside from hanging out with Shad in the lineup outside, AIB ruled as always. They played these weird sorta mashups of new/older material and im not sure if it went over everyones head or not, but it was cool.
- IGGY AND THE STOOGES: mike-fukn-watt
- BEST COAST/SOFT PACK: jeff was getting me super high the whole week and when we went to this show, best coast made vivian girls sound like s club seven. on that note, i was even so high, that when watching the soft pack, i caught myself making all the punk rock faces the guitarist was making and thought "wow..."

all in all, good trip. stoked i got my nxne wristband for free from 94.9 CHRW. listen to our radio show every thursday afternoon from 3:30-6pm!!!

currently listening too... WARPAINT - Exquisite Corpses

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