It was definitely a great time to be in Toronto for the 2014 edition of NXNE. The first event to check out was the Osheaga Rooftop party at Adelaide Hall. There, I got to meet the ever popular Christine McAvoy. Tagged along with her to several events at NXNE. The next stop was the Polaris Long List Salon as the 2014 edition of the Long List was announced. The panel had NOW’s Julia Leconte, Maclean’s/Radio Free Canuckistan’s Michael Barclay and CBC Radio 3’s Lana Gay. It was moderated by Exclaim’s James Keast. They ran down the 40 long listers and it’s safe to say all nominees seemed to have good choices.
After the salon was off to The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern for Hidden Pony Records‘ 5 year anniversary. I was there to see Rah Rah and to my own surprise, there were so many people that I bumped into. The usual CBC Radio 3 bloggers/fans, members of Fevers, The Elwins and some music bloggers from Celina Ip of heyilikeyourmusic and Alicia of A Music Blog, Yea?. It was definitely a fun time.
After leaving the Horseshoe was checking out the Exclaim/Jaegermeister Annual BBQ Bash. There were DJ sets from Tokyo Police Club, Metz and BadBadNotGood. I had poutine and Monster energy drink. It was another fun event as there were crowds of people.
Later in the night, I check out St. Vincent at Yonge-Dundas Square and ending off with Shred Kelly at The Dakota Tavern.
It was definitely a great time in Toronto to check out live music and also meeting the usual and new people.
You can check the photos over at this link.