Here’s our Thursday guide for locals who want to check out some of the great music and comedy happening at NXNE in our immediate area. Within a short walk there’s also more great music at The Great Hall, The Drake Hotel, The Gladstone Hotel and the Mod Club. Check out the NXNE guide for more details.
Hopefully the rain will let up because free music is available daily starting today at Trinity Bellwoods Park. Bands participating in the official NXNE festival are also playing unplugged at Live In Bellwoods: The Great Heart Festival. Bring a blanket to sit on, and maybe some snacks and enjoy some free music al fresco!
4:00pm: Olenka and the Autumn Lovers – Moody, ethereal music and singing
4:30pm: Maylee Todd – Upbeat pop with disco, bossa nova and jazz influences
5:00pm: Kalle Mattson – Singer-songwriter with mellow songs and a band full of horns and strings. Decemberists sound
5:30pm: Jay McCarrol – Piano melodies, singer-songwriter
6:00pm: Alright Alright – Catchy melody rock songs – (which should be interesting played acoustic)
9:00 PM William Tyler – Thoughtful, rich solo guitar
10:00 PM US Girls – Rich sounds, minimalist also, mixed coolness
11:00 PM Roomrunner – Grungy lo-fi, garage rock from Baltimore, MD
12:00 AM Destruction Unit – Three guitars, reckless noise-punk.
1:00 AM Milk Music – Lo-fi, melodic, grungy sounds from Olympia, WA
8:00 PM The Rucksack Willies – Old style country/bluegrass with Canadiana style original songs
9:00 PM Animal Parts – Pop country, minimalist songwriters
10:00 PM Willhorse – Southern style rock/blues – Black Crows, Alman Bros, Lynard Skynard
11:00 PM Jason Plumb and The Willing – Country style rock/pop with clever pop-style songs
12:00 AM Lindy Vopnfjord – Songs of love and loss in an alt-pop setting.
1:00 AM Graydon James & the Young Novelists – Roots rock/folk – think Wilco/Blue Rodeo styles
2:00 AM Pistol George Warren – Eight piece country/motown/funk/grooves
8:00 PM Modern Primitive – Crisp, modern, new-wave, punk.
10:00 PM Dance Movie – Danceable Pop music – Lyrics reminiscent of Regina Spector/Jenny Lewis
11:00 PM Loopsy Dazy – Violin, guitar synth, and a lot of loops.
12:00 AM Sunrise and Good People – Experimental, tribal, melodic, and really interesting.
1:00 AM PARALLELS Synthy girl pop
2:00 AM Pick A Piper – World music, dance DJ
Comedy at the Lower Ossington Theatre:
8:00 PM Monty Scott
8:10 PM Brian Coughlin
8:20 PM Dave Tsonos
8:30 PM Andrew Chapman
8:40 PM Barry Taylor
8:50 PM Mark Bennett
9:00 PM Nile Seguin
9:10 PM Arthur Simeon
10:10 PM Amanda Brooke Perrin
10:20 PM Barry Taylor
10:30 PM Tom Henry
10:40 PM Michael Kolberg
10:50 PM Sara Hennessey
11:00 PM Monty Scott
11:10 PM Deborah Robinson