The merits of NXNE are up for debate, but what isn't are the great new Canada-based bands and musicians that play every year. We've assembled a series of mini-profiles of some smaller acts you should check out.
Monomyth are a band from Halifax, tagged as "pop rock shoegaze halifax United Kingdom" on Bandcamp. They play Handlebar tonight at 11PM with Each Other, Maica Mia and Old and Weird.
What were you doing before you started answering these questions?
How should we prepare for your NXNE show?
Go for a jog.
What present should a fan bring for you to the gig to show their appreciation?
a drawing of us doing lewd things
What's your favourite show you've ever played?
First show home from our first cross-Canada tour. Played in a this place called One Block Barbershop and everyone went ham. Lots of haircutting mirrors everywhere and people throwing ice at one another.
What's your favourite thing on the Internet right now?
Who are you most excited to see at NXNE and why?
Viet Cong. I've seen them before and they absolutely slay. Plus their guitarist Danny is a gem, he deepened my appreciation of Mobb Deep.
What's your favourite summer activity?
Night Swim ft. Bonfire
Are you playing any unofficial shows?
Saving Gigi - 1pm on Saturday