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NXNE Photos 2014

EXPOSURES: Photos from NXNE 2014

Jun 24, 2014

One intrepid photographer's intimate band portraits, candid crowd shots and gritty Toronto streetviews, on film.

NXNE 2014 Report Cards

NXNE ’14 Report Cards: Who Took Top Marks?

Jun 23, 2014

Between all the debate about the role of the festival itself, we managed to review 29 shows. Here are our grades, arranged from highest to lowest.

Juicy J Report Card

NXNE ’14 Report Card: Juicy J @ Yonge & Dundas Square

Jun 23, 2014

Sunday, June 23. Rap's unlikeliest legend recites his own chapter from the history books. We can argue later, for now let's just enjoy.

Ratking Report Card

NXNE ’14 Report Card: RATKING @ Yonge & Dundas Square

Jun 23, 2014

Sunday, June 22. Intimidation and a struggle for energy dominated the rap trio's latest festival show.

special costello

NXNE ’14 Report Card: Special Costello @ Bovine Sex Club

Jun 22, 2014

Saturday, June 21. Halifax space punk provides an energizing soundtrack for the festival's peak of sleeplessness.

METZ

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

Jun 22, 2014

Saturday, June 21. METZ are back on Toronto festival stages, but this time as a headliner. It suits them well.

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.