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Rhye Report Card

NXNE ‘14 Report Card: Rhye @ Massey Hall

Jun 22, 2014

Saturday, June 21. Rhye’s set felt contrived as the band searched longingly for something to dig into.

Kelela

NXNE ‘14 Report Card: Kelela @ Massey Hall

Jun 22, 2014

Saturday, June 21. Kelela’s second NXNE show revealed how dynamic a performer she really is.

GOAT Report Card

NXNE ‘14 Report Card: Goat @ Lee’s Palace

Jun 21, 2014

Friday, June 20. Goat’s burning psychedelic funk left us entranced and begging for more.

Oneohtrix Point Never Report Card

NXNE ’14 Report Card: Oneohtrix Point Never @ The Great Hall

Jun 21, 2014

Friday, June 20. Daniel Lopatin's long-awaited Toronto show delivers in ways even the faithful could not have expected.

Spoon Report Card

NXNE ’14 Report Card: Spoon @ Horseshoe Tavern

Jun 21, 2014

Friday, June 20. Spoon's late-night set was the worst kept secret of the festival, so they played for a packed room of superfans.

Swans Report Card

NXNE ‘14 Report Card: Swans @ Yonge-Dundas Square

Jun 21, 2014

Friday, June 20. Swans gyrated and ground Yonge-Dundas Square into a pulp.

thug entrancer

NXNE ’14 Report Card: Thug Entrancer @ The Great Hall

Jun 21, 2014

Friday, June 20. An intimate and engaged show of experimental electrics felt like an actual festival secret.

Perfect Pussy Report Card

NXNE ’14 Report Card: Perfect Pussy @ Horseshoe Tavern

Jun 21, 2014

Friday, June 20. Perfect Pussy deliver the meltdown NXNE, turning their set into a noisy protest against fate and sound.

Pizza Underground Report Card

NXNE ’14 Report Card: The Pizza Underground @ MIO Squirtcar

Jun 20, 2014

Thursday, June 19. Macaulay Culkin's pizza band plays a streetcar. Yes, really.