NXNE added to its already impressive lineup of both bands and movies Wednesday.
Highlights of the latest addition are stellar Toronto shoegaze act A Place to Bury Strangers, rising American experimental musician John Maus, psychedelic favourites Portugal. the Man and prog-rockers Protest the Hero.
Check the NXNE website for the bountiful complete list of bands.
Not to be outdone by their musical counterparts are the films of NXNE. Added Wednesday is the Canadian premiere of Letting Go, directed by 14-year-old Cameron Linton. Linton makes festival history as the youngest director to have a film featured. Letting Go is being dubbed ‘a mature portrait of a tough-minded young girl dealing with death‘.
NXNE Film will also screen the Canadian premiere of Memphis Psychosis, a short focusing on British counter-culture icon Mick Farren’s trip to Graceland gone hellishly and hilariously wrong due to a handful of pills purchased in a bathroom.
Deciding which events to attend can be hard, so NXNE is making it a lot easier this year with a nifty little organizational feature on their website, goofily titled a ‘schedulizer‘.
The festival takes over Toronto from the 11th to 17th of June.