Part two in our preview for Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20. Featuring music from a selection of bands you can check out in as 500 bands descend on the city between June 17 and 21 for the 2009 North by Northeast music .

Friday, June 19 @ The Rivoli
The Framework – 10:00 pm | MySpace.com/songsintheframework

Song: “Always Left Behind”

Bio: This Toronto synth-rock band is notorious for its explosive live performances and undeniable star power. Fans of will love the band’s catchy, danceable, Brit-rock songs. Their debut full-length record, Before Tonight, is out through Last Gang, August 4th


Friday, June 19th @ Cadillac Lounge
Andrea Wasse – 9:00 PM | MySpace.com/andreawassemusic

Song: “Glow”

Bio: Andrea fronted the London, ON, band The Weekend for a decade, then decamped for L.A. 3 years ago. The Californian sun mellowed her soul and she fell in love with her acoustic guitar… and not having to shout over Marshall stacks.


Saturday, June 20 @ The Mod Club
God Made Me Funky – 9:00 pm | MySpace.com/godmademefunky

Song: “On The Line”

Bio: God Made ME Funky (GMMF) is a funky live ensemble, comprised of a diverse array of musicians ranging from a classically trained jazz artist to street schooled Hip-Hop and R&B vocalists. An eclectic mix of old school hip-hop with a new school twist; funk, rap, rock and R&B merged together help to produce the band’s “NuFunk” genre. The band consists of Vocalists – Kaybe and Melissa O’Neil, Rapper – PHATT al, Keys – Danny Argyle, Bass – Cam Dougall, Guitar – Rich Grossman, Trumpet – Benji Perosin, Sax – Arthur Kerekes, and Drums – Alan Witz.

God Made Me Funky’s new album “Welcome to the NuFunktonia” hits stores July 14, 2009.

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