PP Picks For NXNE 2014


(Carmen Elle of Army Girls playing with DIANA at NXNE2013. Pic by W.S. Rivera)

We at PP are pumped as hell for this festival. Starting Wednesday, downtown TO will be packed with insane talent from around the world. Some people just buy a wrist band and pop into any bar with a NXNE banner, enjoying boozing until the 4am last call. While that’s certainly one approach, there are acts you don’t want to miss.

We blended music and comedy. You can’t see all our picks because the schedule overlaps, but that’s unavoidable when hundreds of acts play over 5 nights.



P.S.–If you think we’re idiots for missing the NXNE act you love most, share that shit in the comment section, please and thank you.


Chris Robinson, Todd Graham, Steph Tolev and Fraser Young-TO Comedy, Free Times Cafe, 8:20-9

Scott Thompson- TO Comedy, Tranzac Club, 10:40

Low—Duluth, Minnesota, Horseshoe, midnight

Kiesza—NYC, Wrongbar, midnight


Danny Brown—Yonge and Dundas, 7:40-8:40m

Family Slides – Comedy Bar Cabaret Room, 9pm

Sleigh Bells—Yonge and Dundas 9:10-10:40

Pusha T – House of Vans @ VICE Island, 10pm

Fresh Snow (TO) – The Great Hall, 12am

Odonis Odonis (TO) – The Garrison, 1am


You handsome devil (TO)—Bovine Sex Club, 9pm

Barr Brothers (Montreal)—Massey Hall, 9pm

Army Girls (TO) – Lee’s Palace 9pm

Marker Sterling (TO)—Drake, 10pm

Trembling Bells (Glasgow, UK)—Drake, 11pm

Reggie Watts (NYC)—comedy—MiO Squirtcar, midnight

Goat (Gothenburg, Sweden)—Lee’s Palace, 12am

Speedy Ortiz (Northampton, MA)—Horseshoe 1am


Tom Robinson (UK) – Drake Underground, 9pm

Kurt Braunohler – Comedy Bar, 10pm

Metz (TO)—Lee’s Palace midnight

Run The Jewels (NYC)- Adelaide Hall, 1am

*?Secret Show?*–Tattoo, 1am


Laugh Sabbath Film Festival – Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 3:30pm

Run The Jewels -Yonge Dundas, 8pm

Laugh Sabbath – Rivoli, 9pm

About pengoo

Pengoo is the mascot and admin of this site. Although his/her/its views do not necessarily reflect those of Provocative Penguin or its affiliates, they probably do.