Central & Remote NXNE 2012 Edition

North By Northeast starts on Wednesday and Central & Remote wants to bring you a preview. There’s a lot to sift through so let’s just get to it:


Audio Blood Media knows music and they know how to throw a party. Watch twitter for #ABDOESNXNE and check out these showcases and barbeques.

Wed. June 13  – Go Folk Yourself Showcase @ Cameron House

Featuring…Gavin Slate, JF Robitaille, Revelstoke, Jeff Pinto, Kevin Black & Derek Monson (of Hands & Teeth). $5 or wristbands/passes accepted, 7:30PM

Fri. June 15 – Steam Whistle presents The Audio Blood & Bonsound Rooftop Riot! @ #LoftAB (435 Spadina)

Featuring…The Balconies, Les Breastfeeders, Sandman Viper Command, Mama Rosin, The Town Heroes, Ponctuation, Hue. Free with #ABDOESNXNE tweet, 1-7PM


Sat. June 16 – SheDoesTheCity.com & Audio Blood present… an in-store at MODEL CITIZEN 

Featuring…Inlet Sound, The Aves, The Town Heroes, hosted by Ben Caplan. Free, 6:30-8:30PM

Bonus: Catch the Smith Westerns at Gibraltar Point on Thursday June 14th.


Here’s a playlist with some of the bands mentioned below.


Wednesday June 13th

Army Girls at the Supermarket 9PM

Amos the Transparent at the El Mocambo – 11PM

Porcelain Raft at the Drake Underground – 12AM


Thursday June 14th

Moon King at Wrongbar – 9PM

Baby Eagle at The Great Hall – 9PM

Exitmusic at Wrongbar – 10PM

Violens at the Horseshoe – 11PM

Doldrums at the Drake Underground – 11PM

Young Magic at Wrongbar – 12AM

Zulu Winter at the Rivoli – 12AM

Purity Ring at Wrongbar – 1AM

The Men at The Garrison – 1AM

Bran Van 3000 at the Horseshoe – 1AM

A Place to Bury Strangers at El Mocambo – 1AM


Friday June 15th

Eight & a Half at Yonge & Dundas – 7:30-8:10PM

Lou Canon at the NOW Lounge – 9PM

DZ Deathrays at Wrongbar – 9PM

Bass Drum of Death at Wrongbar – 10PM

Metz at Wrongbar – 11PM

Friends at Lee’s Palace – 11PM

Doldrums at The Garrison – 11PM

Odonis Odonis at Sneaky Dee’s – 11PM

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan at The Garrison – 12AM

Most People at Czehoski – 12AM

The Death Set at Wrongbar – 1AM

Widowspeak at the Garrison – 1AM

John Maus at Lee’s Palace – 1AM


Saturday June 15th

Parlovr at Yonge & Dundas – 2-2:40PM

Cellphone at Silver Dollar Room – 9PM

Doldrums at Wrongbar – 10PM

Brasstronaut at the Gladstone Ballroom-  12AM

Limblifter at El Mocambo – 12AM

Killer Mike at Wrongbar – 1AM


Sunday June 16th

Action Bronson at Yonge & Dundas – 7-7:40PM

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah at Yonge & Dundas – 9-11PM



 As of Wednesday (June 13th), PP’s Danny D. and Seamus G. are going to be all up inside NXNE. Check back for the best daily picks and least lucid recounts of the previous night’s happenings.


About Yuli Scheidt

Yuli was born at the exact moment in 1986 when the Challenger Space Shuttle exploded and rained down on the ocean. As a child she believed this meant she was destined for greatness in the realm of space travel and radioastronomy. Nothing remotely as awesome as that has happened so far. Instead Yuli, at the age of 18, relocated from Calgary to Ottawa where she studied photography, life sciences and graphic design before moving to Toronto. [More by Yuli]