Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Toronto’s 2011 NXNE Festival...Whip It OFF! until your Fucked Up

               Yesterday Toronto’s NXNE Festivals and Conference gave us a good chunk of the music artists they have lined up for their 2011 Festival. As I did a quick scan of the list there were a few names that jumped out and smacked me right away...

Devo: Come on, you have to be a real hard ass not to like at least one Devo track, these guys have been around forever and still making and performing great music.... de-volution is inevitable

OFF!: Keith Morris and company are going to bring their anti-establishment/hardcore vibe to the 2011 festival, and I for one will be there to feel everything

PS I Love You: Kingston Ontario’s assault on our senses will continue when PS I Love You invade the festival. These 2 guys have the ability to produce music that not only makes u move but destroys a few brain cells at the same time...can’t wait

Men Without Hats: The Safety Dance…That’s all I have to say

Digable Planets : there was this whole scene back in the early ‘90’s that had Hip-hop and Jazz being fused together, and Digable Planets lead the way with their 1993 record “Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space)” I remember really digging the single "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)", I’d like to catch them just to see what time has done to their sound.

Evan DandoJuliana Hatfield: Another that’s all I have to say act, if Evan and Juliana can just do an acoustic version of “It's a Shame About Ray” then I’ll be a happy man

No Joy: Another Montreal buzz band that’s been lurking in the back of my mind for a bit, their fuzzy, shoegazing sound is hypnotic enough to strike a chord even within the hardest hipsters hearts.

Rusty: Much Music+1990’s=Rusty.....With their album “Fluke” and the Bruce LaBruce video for "Misogyny”, these guys just gave a real kick in the Ass to music at the time, a very welcome reunion

Here’s a complete list of the artists confirmed so far:  Lull, A , Aids Wolf ,Anti Flag ,Art Brut ,Belle Phoenix ,Bensh ,Black Light White Light,Black Lungs ,Braids ,Chad VanGaalen ,Chris Velan ,Chuck Ragan ,CJ Ramone ,C’Mon ,Cory Branan ,Crocodiles ,Cults ,Dance Laury Dance ,Dave Hause , DD/MM/YYYY , Deerhoof , Descendents , Devo , Digable Planets,Dirty Beaches , Doldrums ,Dum Dum Girls , Evan DandoJuliana Hatfield ,Evening Hymns ,Forest City Lovers ,Gauntlet Hair ,Gentlemen Husbands , Hafdis Huld , Hot Water Music ,Houses , Jean Caffeine , Jen Castle , Joey Cape & the Bad Loud , Julianna Barwick , Kevin Seconds , Kovak , Kydd , Labirinto , Land Of Talk , Lower Dens , Marta , Men Without Hats , METZ , MINOTAURS , Miri , Mockingbird Wish Me Luck , MONOKINO , My First Tooth , Nive Nielsen & The Deer Children , No Joy , OFF! , One Buck Short , Parlovr , Pat Jordache , Polyphase , Prince Rama , PS I Love You , Pujol , Red Mass , Rosie and Me , Royal Bangs , Rusty , Secret Cities , Sharks , sharks took the rest , Snowblink , Stars , Suuns , Talk Normal , Tape Deck Mountain , Temperatures , The Blues Preachers , The Bouncing Souls , The Dodos , The Flatliners , The Luyas , The Pack AD , The Pharcyde , The Postelles , The StandStills , The Star Department , Thees Uhlmann & Band , Twin Shadow , Ty Segall , Uncle Bad Touch , USA Out of Vietnam , We Are Wolves , Wild Nothing , Will And The People , Woodsman , Writer , Zoon van snooK

The Festival runs from June 13th to the 19th 

A very hectic but exciting few days for music in Toronto ...” like totally for sure”

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS