Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Second Wave of NXNE announcements plus The National documentary at Hot Docs

The second wave of announcements for the upcoming NXNE festival were just announced. (Check out the first wave of announcements here.) Just spreading the word. Looks to be a decent festival this year. The second wave of announcements for NXNE include:

Social Distortion and Big Boi will each be headlining free shows at Yonge Dundas Square on different nights (Social Distortion on Thursday June 13 and Big Boi on Sunday June 16).

Other acts include Toronto hardcore band Fucked Up, French Canadian singer-songwriter Coeur De Pirate, Hip hop Brooklyn duo Smif N’ Wessun, American alternative hip hop act WHY?, California five-piece The Soft Moon, English guitar-rockers Peace, West Coast melodic punks White Lung, Toronto chillwave group DIANA, B.C. garage punks NĂ¼ Sensae,noise-punk rockers Destruction Unit, Synth popsters Majical Cloudz, UK new wave poppers Still Corners, Copenhagen punks Lower, electro rock from Toronto band Moon King, Improv jazz out of Lean Left, and old school indie rockers Blinker the Star.

Also as already announced, New York City band The National will participate in this year's NXNE by headlining a free show at Yonge Dundas Square on Friday June 14 but if your in the mood for more Berninger and company, you can check out Matt's older brother Tom Berninger's intimate and up-close documentary on the band entitled Mistaken for Strangers as Tom joins them on tour as one of their roadies. The documentary will be at this year's Hot Docs festival in Toronto with screenings as follows:

April 30, 9:15 pm @ The Royal
May 2, 11:59 pm @ Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
May 5, 4:00 pm @ Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

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