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NXNE: Day One Recap


(Mozart's Sister)

Our guest blogger Carmel hit up a bunch of NXNE shows yesterday, including one of our secret shows, Nu Sensae, and reported back with a quick recap of everything that went on! Choosing what bands to see every day is proving an impossible mission and it's only going to get more hectic from here on out. We can't wait!


(Secret show performers, Nu Sensae)

The city is yet to see much of summer this year. I don't know about you, but the grey, nippy outdoors is making me feel like we're running around Edinburgh rather than Toronto in high summer. Luckily we saw a bit of sun yesterday!

There's nothing more quintessentially Toronto than starting the evening at the Arts & Crafts Pop Up gallery on 1093 Queen St W.


(Elsa)
Got there just in time to catch local shoe-gazers, Elsa. The showcase not only features live performances but also beautiful photographs by Norman Wong of the label's artists. The line-up for the week is also pretty stellar, so going back is definitely a must!
Later ventured slightly north to Creating Creatures on Dundas for Broken Pencil's Sex and Death showcase. Got there just in time to see writer and performance poet Liz Worth present her graphically poignant and literally bloody piece! It was incredible.

(Camera)


(Mozart's Sister)
Then, headed back down to Queen St for Camera and danced to groovy Mozart's Sister at the Rivoli before setting out to our first night of NXNE secret shows!


(Nu Sensae at the Garrison)

At the Garrison, Nu Sensae played with resolute energy in that way that they do, albeit secretly! Just tune in to our Twitter to avoid missing out! —Carmel