Saturday’s Best Bets – NXNE 2013


(Photo by Yuli Scheidt)

Top Picks By Penguin…

Yuli – Chad Valley, Majical Cloudz

W.S. Rivera – Dinosaur Bones, Fucked Up

Matt (Worst acts of the night) – Walter Sickert & The Army Of Broken Toys

Seamus – Os Tropies, Tangiers

Brooke – Art. Yes NXNE has art now.

Saturday’s Schedule…

Map of venues for tonight’s recommendations…

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12pm (-7pm) – Art, Art, So Much Art @ Ryerson Quad

Go see some art. Also, boobs.

8pm – Dinosaur Bones @ Danforth Music Hall

Dreamy rock jams.

[Read our interview with bassist, Branko Scekic here]

9pm – Walter Sickert & The Army Of Broken Toys @ The Great Hall

*Worst Band pick of the night!*

Dada darlings (bad) of the steampunk world (worse), sharing music for anyone who has ever been broken (Jesus fucking Christ). The Army of Broken Toys offer circus rock (OH SOUNDS GREAT) with rollicking apocalyptic waltzes (everyone’s favourite) and powerful ballads that seem to emerge from under their ringmaster Walter Sickert’s top hat (sounds casual and sexy). -MC

10pm – Os Tropies @ Creatures Creating

Brazilian Tropicalia inspired funky-dance rock. The best bet for anyone who loves fun for tonight. -SG

[Read our interview with Os Tropies here]

10pm – Chad Valley @ BLK BOX (Great Hall Underground)

Hugo Manuel reminds us of those quiet, but clearly soulful boys we knew from school. Sitting alone, dressing in what you realize now was some incredible vintage-chic button-ups, all the while creating massively lovable electronic songs in his basement. -YS

12am – Majical Cloudz @ BLK BOX (Great Hall Underground)

Imagine if Trevor Powers of Youth Lagoon had a Baritone. That’s what Montreal-based Majical Cloudz sounds like. Intense lyrical content mediate on themes of love, family, and death spread over minimalist beats. -YS

12am – Tangiers @ The Garrison

The original members of local rock ‘n punk modern legend Tangiers are reuniting for NXNE and this could be the last show they ever play. Go to them. -SG

1am – Fucked Up @ The Horseshoe

I’m headed straight back downtown (after Dinosaur Bones) to get fucked up. They are great, I can’t miss ’em. -WS

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