PP Does NXNE 2013 – Guide To 4AM Last Call

PP_NXNE_2013_4AMGuide-01NXNE is descending upon Toronto, running from June 10-16, and with more bands than ever this year it might be hard to navigate. That’s what we’re here for, gentle reader. We here at Provocative Penguin have poured over the listings and put together this, The PP Guide to 4AM NXNE 2013. On the busiest days of the festival we’ve found a venue for each night that we feel confident you will want to stick around in well past your bed time; saving you from running around the city, dealing with TTC, other festival attendees and regular everyday drunks.

Map of All 34 Bars open until 4am

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Top Picks


The Horseshoe Tavern – 370 Queen St W
Powerhouses and buzzbands, plenty of local kids.

Moon King – 9PM
Diana – 10PM
Merchandise – 11Pm
Dan Deacon – 12AM
Nu Sensae – 1AM
Special Guest TBA – 2AM


The Garrison – 1197 Dundas St W
This one will start soft and get witchy-rock

Sarah Jaffe – 9PM
Big Black Delta – 11PM
The Soft Moon – 12AM
Odonis Odonis – 1AM


The Silver Dollar Room – 486 Spadina
West Coast surf and chill mixed with some local talent and snyth vibes.

International Zombies of Love – 8PM
Henri Faberegé – 9PM
Michael Rault – 10PM
Shannon & the Clams – 11PM
Chico No Face – 12AM
Mikal Cronin – 1AM
Sphinxs – 2AM
The Lost Babies – 3AM


The Crawford – 718 College St
A night of oddly named bands that deserve your ear so give them a chance

Non-Stop Girls – 9PM
Leslie Spits – 10Pm
Strange Waves – 11PM
Lightmares – 12AM
King Creep – 1AM
Fill Spectre – 2AM

To sweeten the deal, here’s a playlist featuring some of the bands from our picks to get you amped:


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