NXNE: Staff Picks

June 12, 2012 No comments
Written by Melody Lau

Photo by Aviva Cohen


NXNE is probably The Singing Lamb’s favourite music festival. The free shows, the sunny weather, heck, this year NXNE is even offering free yoga classes to wristband holders, musicians and volunteers! Exercise and rock ‘n’ roll — these guys know how to take care of us.

If you’re still planning out your week, here’s a quick list of the top five bands we’re looking forward to seeing and what our favourite part of NXNE is!

Melody Lamb, editor-in-chief:
1) Parlovr
3) Purity Ring
4) Dusted
5) Boxer the Horse

Favourite thing about NXNE – Running into a bunch of people all in the span of a week (and not running into streetcars; this almost happened, this festival can kill you).

Aviva Cohen, managing editor:
1) Unknown Mortal Orchestra
2) Purity Ring
3) The Men
4) Bleached
Bonus: Radiohead (just kidding)

Favourite thing about NXNE – The thing I look forward to the most about NXNE is not dying.

Wini Lo, content editor:
1) Eternal Summers
2) Volcano Playground
3) Bleached
4) The Black Belles
5) Andre Williams with The Sadies

Favourite thing about NXNE - This is my first NXNE, so I’m just looking forward to experiencing it, especially as a Torontonian!

Brian Vendiola, photographer:
1) Daughn Gibson
2) Killer Mike
3) The Flaming Lips
4) John Maus

Favourite thing about NXNE - I quite enjoy the Yonge and Dundas shows. They’re free, rad bands play there, and it’s just an overall good time. 

Kristian Noel Pedersen, writer/photographer/GIF-fer:
1) Action Bronson
2) Dusted
3) Gay
4) Daniel Romano
5) T-Shirt

Favourite thing about NXNE –  The organization is excellent, which makes show hopping a dream.


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