What’s happening: NXNE Day 2

The second day of NXNE has dawned, and here are the latest things happening around the city for the festival, which runs until Sunday, June 16. This is a short-but-sweet list today, but stay tuned as tomorrow is really the first major day for the music portion of the festival, which features 1000 bands and musicians across the city of Toronto.

Folk songwriters The Crackling release new album, ‘Mary Magdalene’

The members of the Crackling can boast as many roles as their new album Mary Magdalene has layers. Kenton Loewen, the man behind The Crackling, is best known as the drummer in Dan Mangan’s band and for his role in the Gord Grdina Trio with the band also featuring Jeremy Page of Mother Mother on bass. The album is dark and introspective while at the same time being warm and musical.