Every summer for the past 19 years, the municipal government has surrendered control of the city to the NXNE festival for days of music and the attendant “great cleansing.” On June 13-22, 2014, the festival's 20th anniversary is looking to be one of the most pleasing to the Blood Archon yet.
St. Vincent, Juicy J, Danny Brown, Mac Demarco, Speedy Ortiz, Run The Jewels, Omar Souleyman, Courtney Barnett, Odonis Odonis are all playing with many more to be announced, so start weaving your fetishes accordingly. Speakers at the NXNEi panel series will include Shady Records president Paul Rosenberg, Drake's manager Oliver El-Khatib, Dat Piff mogul KP Swazy, and Chris Taylor of Last Gang Records. Their topics have not yet been announced, but we assume it will have something to do with the future of the music industry, and how that will affect K'Thxphu's Glorious Return.
So while you decide on what cloak to wear, listen to a playlist of all the announced artists, watch episodes of Chart TV with Mac Demarco and Odonis Odonis, and read Speedy Ortiz's UNCHARTED.
Mac Demarco, “Ode To Viceroy”
Odonis Odonis, “Handlebars”