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NXNE 2012: Day One Highlights

posted by Safa Jinje on June 14, 2012

  • Hume at El Mocambo
  • The Heartbroken at the Horseshoe Tavern
  • Charlotte Cornfield at the Cameron House
  • Porcelain Raft at the Drake Underground
  • Top Less Gay Love Tekno Party at The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom
  • Top Less Gay Love Tekno Party at The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom
  • The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom
  • Hume at El Mocambo

    This experimental musique concrète band from Baltimore, MD was my first and favorite find of the evening. Hume shifts between trippy synths and sweet melodic harmonies, striking an odd yet sublime balance.
    (Photo courtesy of Caroline Aksich)

  • The Heartbroken at the Horseshoe Tavern

    Toronto's The Heartbroken is a little bit of rock and a whole lot of country. Lead singer Damhnait Doyle's deep, sultry voice reminded me of Janis Joplin.
    (Photo courtesy of Caroline Aksich)

  • Charlotte Cornfield at the Cameron House

    At 23 years old, Charlotte Cornfield is well on her way to becoming a folk sensation. Her soul-bearing performance at the Cameron House brought her audience to their knees.
    (Photo courtesy of Caroline Aksich)

  • Porcelain Raft at the Drake Underground

    Porcelain Raft is the solo work of Italian Mauro Remiddi. The ethereal harmony of his music lands it in the realm of dream-pop, which is no wonder that Remiddi has been touring with Beach House this year.
    (Photo courtesy of Caroline Aksich)

  • Top Less Gay Love Tekno Party at The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom

    Top Less Gay Love Tekno Party, a Vancouver based electro-pop band, offered the liveliest performance of the night, full of glitter and beach balls; things even got X-rated at one point when a massive dildo flotation was thrown into the mix.
    (Photo courtesy of Caroline Aksich)

  • Top Less Gay Love Tekno Party at The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom

    Our photographer got down into the glittered trenches to be one with the golden people.
    (Photo courtesy of Caroline Aksich)

  • The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom

    Everything and everyone left the venue covered in sparkles!
    (Photo courtesy of Caroline Aksich)