Live Shots: Of Montreal – NXNE


Patriotic luchadores? Check. Pigmen? Check. Ghost lobsters? Check. Creatures that belong in Pan’s Labyrinth? Check. Androgynous lead singer backed by psychedelic noisemakers? Check. Kevin Barnes and his fellow Of Montreal cohorts sure know how to start a party. They had hips shaking all over Yonge-Dundas Square during their head-tripping NXNE set.

 Of Montreal Press Shot: Of Montreal

NXNE – Tour Death’s Best Bets


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


Daniel Romano

Friday, June 15, 2012

The Black Belles

Smoking Popes

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Of Montreal

The Flaming Lips

Portugal. The Man


The Lumineers

Young Empires


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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