First up yesterday was Decades, and their vocalist Mike Kaminski wowed the crowd with his Morrissey-esque singing style. Actually, the title of most of these NXNE blog posts could probably be "That Day I Formed A Crush On Yet Another Musician" because his vocal stylings were definitely swoonworthy.
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Next up was the super danceable Bear Mountain! Even at 1 in the afternoon, they still got everyone pumped up and moving. Guitarist Kyle Statham even hopped off the stage to do some dancing/guitar-soloing in the crowd.
Beach Day was up next with their sunny, '60s-sounding songs, and adorable lead singer Kimmy Drake started them all off by telling the crowd what they were about. ("This is a song about a boy.") Would love to steal her hair for my own, TYVM.
Still Corners were up next and played their first few songs in a stripped-down way that really showed off vocalist Tessa's voice. She kept saying "cool" and told the audience it was her new favorite word. And when she found out there were a couple dogs in the crowd, she suggested they come up front for a doggie dance party. So cute!
Last but not least was Dusted! The crowd totally loved them, and they were the perfect end to a music-filled day. All in all our second annual free day show went off without a hitch, and I can't wait to see what we have in store for next year. NXNE has been a blast so far, and I wish I could stay in Toronto for another week!
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