Live Shots: Grass Widow – NXNE

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The term “grass widow,” which dates back to the 1500s, refers to a woman whose lover or spouse is temporarily absent, out to sea, or off to war. Lillian Maring (drums, vocals), Hannah Lew (bass, vocals) and Raven Mahon (guitar, vocals) rely on themes of love, loss, and life to pen their post-punk influenced narratives. If you didn’t have the chance to see the San Francisco-based trio Grass Widow at this year’s NXNE conference, catch them cracking jokes on Portlandia with Joanna Newsom and Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes!

Grass Widow Press Shot: Grass Widow

NXNE – Tour Death’s Best Bets

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NXNE is upon us!

With only 96 hours to see over 800 bands, 45 film screenings, 75 conference panels, and a handful of comedy troupes within the city limits of Toronto, we know time isn’t on our side.  Since we’re music journalists, not marathon runners, we’re scaling things back a bit to give you a short list of our NXNE best bets:

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy  

White Rabbits 

Soft Copy

Grass Widow

Orpheum Bell

Pistol George Warren

Army Girls

Young Liars

Filligar

Daniel Romano


Friday, June 15, 2012

The Black Belles

Smoking Popes
 


Saturday, June 16, 2012

Of Montreal

The Flaming Lips

Portugal. The Man

Bleached

The Lumineers

Young Empires

CATL

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Amos The Transparent

Killer Mike

If you’re attending NXNE, Tweet (@tourdeath) to let us know what you’re checking out!

Contribution: Thanks to our favorite Canadian (Kim Stemshorn) of For The Trees for  adding to our list!

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