NXNE Guide to Ossington – Friday Edition


downloadHere’s our Friday guide for music lovers who want to check out some of the great NXNE events in our neighborhood. We’ve listed all the local stuff, but there’s more close by at The Great Hall, The Drake Hotel, The Gladstone Hotel and the Mod Club. Check out the NXNE guide for more details. You can also read our calendar for other events happening in the neighbourhood.

Free acoustic sets are happening in Trinity Bellwoods Park, south of the Dog Bowl.

The Great Hearts Festival:

4:00pm: James & Blackburn: Moody singer-guitarist
4:30pm: Eagle Lake Owls: Folky storytellers
5:00pm: BB Guns: A little rock, a little punk, with a little bit of retro and lots of energy
5:30pm: Nicholas Doubleyou & the B-Squad: Upbeat country rock band
6:00pm: Donovan Woods: Poetic lyricist with a compelling voice

The rest of the fest is accessed via wristbands or pay as you go entry:

The Garrison:

9:00 PM Sarah Jaffe – Texas singer songwriter with a big voice and an indie-pop sound
!0:00 PM VALLEYS – This couple from NYC delivers solid noise pop with some melody
11:00 PM Big Black Delta – Beat heavy, poppy and ambient electronic solo artist
12:00 AM The Soft Moon – Post punk noise rock from Oakland, CA
1:00 AM Odonis Odonis – Local Torontonians play guitar heavy rock with feedback
2:00 AM Special Guest

The Dakota Tavern: This showcase features several acts from Ching Music, including owner and member of The Tragically Hip, Paul Langlois

9:00 PM Jim Tidman – Canadian singer-songwriter with a classic country voice and sound
10:00 PM Greg Ball – Alt-country
11:00 PM Paul Langlois – Tragically Hip member and record label owner plays his label’s showcase
12:00 AM Tin Star Orphans – Country with extras like horns and strings, and great musicianship
2:00 AM Big Tobacco & The Pickers – Dakota regulars play traditional honky-tonk style country

The Painted Lady:

8:00 PM Daybreak Gentlemen – A mix of Brit-pop and the Strokes
9:00 PM HOT PEACH – Fun upbeat power pop
10:00 PM The Nameless Girl
11:00 PM Antennas Up – Bouncy energetic electro-pop similar to OK Go
12:00 AM Happy Lives -Poppy rock with DJ influence
1:00 AM Moon Furies – 80s new wave crossed with math rock
2:00 AM Technical Kidman – Techno alternative

Comedy at the Lower Ossington Theatre:

Jordan Foisy 8:10 PM
Danny Polishchuk 8:20 PM
Diana Love 8:30 PM
Deborah Robinson 8:40 PM
Ben Miner 8:50 PM
Tim Golden 9:00 PM
DJ Demers 10:10 PM
Aisha Alfa 10:20 PM
Patrick Hakeem 10:30 PM
Monty Scott 10:40 PM
Sarah Donaldson 10:50 PM
Ali Hassan 11:00 PM
Dave Merheje 11:10