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!


Grandchildren Debut New Video

To celebrate the release of their latest full length, Grandchildren had Toronto director Chelsea McMullan oversee their first music video, “Saturn Returns.”

Now, two years later, Chelsea has returned to help the band re-envision their superb first single. The video (more like a short film) “Saturn Returns Part II” features the underlying message that both nature and technology want to you dead (or something). It’s not the most cheerful, but damn does it look cool.

You can see it right here.


Saturn Returns Directed by Chelsea McMullan Produced by What Matters Most from Green Owl on Vimeo.

Besides a new video, Grandchildren have announced that they’ve extended their fall US tour! You can see them…

11/4 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory
11/5 – Hot Springs, AR – Low Key Arts
11/6 – Murfreesboro, TN – Pawbowsky’s Dog House
11/7 – Knoxville, TN – The Pilot Light
11/8 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
11/9 – Charlottesville, VA – Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
11/10 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
11/11 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands – Tell All Your Friends Showcase
11/12 – New Haven, CT – Cafe Nine – w/The Coathangers