Saturday night at NXNE is always a panicked evening of venue hopping as festival goers attempt to see as many acts as possible and not spend too long in a cab or waiting for a streetcar. Many people pick an area of town and wander from bar to bar, listening to a few songs here and there until an act really grabs them and they stick around for a full set.
The 2013 Sirius XM Indies pulled out a packed crowd on Friday for independent acts ranging from gothic gospel to glam rock. Oh, and Metric performed, which might have something to do with the audience screaming at any reference to the band and growing in numbers as their set time neared.
JJ Shiplett is a cowboy who isn’t afraid to spend as much time calling bar patrons onto the dance floor as he is composing songs about achingly sincere loss.