NXNE Announces 2011 Line Up

North By Northeast (NXNE) recently announced the second wave of bands for the 17th edition of the festival, taking over Toronto June 13-19, 2011. Now confirmed for the event are Devo, Descendents, Stars, The Pharcyde, Men Without Hats, Digable Planets, Twin Shadow, OFF!, Art Brut, Shad, Land of Talk, Chad VanGaalen, and Cults. They join previously announced acts that include The Dodos, Deerhoof, Hot Water Music, The Bouncing Souls, and Anti-Flag, Dum Dum Girls and others.

All NXNE Festival passes and wristbands are now on sale, available at www.nxne.com. Early-bird pricing for NXNE Priority Passes is available through April 25. And, the complete NXNE Music line-up and schedule, NXNE Film schedule and additional NXNE Interactive programming will be announced over the next few weeks. Stay tuned!


Scanners Set To Tour The UK

London band Scanners will be releasing their second album Submarine on March 21st and to appease their ever growing fan base, they will be hitting the road in the UK. 

The band has already been capturing quite a bit of attention with songs featured on shows like Gossip Girl, Entourage and Beverly Hills 90210.  They have also caught the attention of some fellow bands and have shared with stage with the likes of Florence and The Machine, Air, The Wedding Present and Devo.  Mega stations Radio One and XFM have shown their love for the band as well. 

Submarine is a reflection of the band’s evolving sound that has matured over the years.  With haunting vocals and rich layers of upbeat rhythms, their latest endeavor is a quick reminder as to why Scanners has made such an impact for fans in the USA and UK.  And it seems there is no slowing down as they are already close to completion of their next album due out sometime next year.  In the meantime, be sure to catch this amazing act on their current jaunt and keep an eye out for them as they continue to make their mark in the music world.

Tour Dates:
16th March – Louisiana, Bristol
23rd March – The Flapper, Birmingham
24th March – The Duchess, York
28th March – Kasbah, Coventry
29th March – Captain’s Rest, Glasgow
30th March – Ruby Lounge, Manchester
31st March – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
2nd April – Bodega Social, Nottingham

NYC’s Weekend Show Roundup!

Cloud Cult, Fort Wilson Riot @ (le) poisson rouge

VHS or Beta (DJ Set), Das Pop @ Brooklyn Bowl

The Chain Gang of 1974, Sigmund Droid, Yanqui @ Glasslands

Devo, The Drums, The Neon Trees @ Hammerstein Ballroom

DOM, The Smith Westerns, Yellow Fever, Total Slacker, Sweet Bulbs @ Station 171

Frightened Rabbit, Plants and Animals, The Phantom Band @ Terminal 5

Allo Darlin @ The Rock Shop

Local Natives, The Ruby Suns, The Union Line @ Webster Hall

Delicate Steve, Golden Ages, Crinkles, Lawrence Welks and Our Bear To Cross @ Cake Shop

The Dresden Dolls @ Irving Plaza

Robbers on High Street (as ELO), Black Dragon, Blue Album Group, Gross Relations @ Mercury Lounge

The Felice Brothers, Adam H. Stephens of Two Gallants @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Das Racist, The Beets and more! @ Ridgewood Temple