With six albums on the table and a turbulent year behind them (remember that whole stolen van fiasco?), the Alaskans of Portugal. The Man are leaning into 2012 with the sun on their faces. The quartet brought their T-Rex inspired glam fuzz and #1 fan Wayne Coyne to the Yonge-Dundas Stage for this year’s NXNE festival.
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: