What’s happening: NXNE Thursday, Day 4

by W. Andrew Powell

Music, film, comedy, and art all come together for the fourth day at NXNE here in Toronto. There is a lot to take in today, and running all the way through until Sunday, so visit NXNE.com for the full schedule and stay tuned for photos and coverage from The GATE tomorrow.

CORRECTION: Please note that Sloan and Superfriendz perform at The Great Hall on Friday, not today, as previously posted.

Social Distortion presented by Monster Energy Drink | 9:00 PM
Yonge-Dundas Square
A wicked night of punk rock starting at 6pm with Imperial State Electric, The Flatliners, Old Man Marley.


Mokomokai | 2:00 AM
Hard Luck Bar (772A Dundas Street West)
Heavy metal inspired by Judas Priest and Black Sabbath. Flashy riffs, operatic vocals, solo, and righteousness. You’ll think you’re back in 1979, so dress appropriately.


Authentic: Young Rival’s Journey Through Canada | 6:45 PM
The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West)
Follow Hamilton band Young Rival as they tackle the open road in the hopes of finding their place in the Canadian music industry. As they tour across Canada they cross paths with some of Canada’s favourite alternative bands and show what life on the road can really be like.

Tony Ho presented by TOsketchfest | 11:30 PM
Measure (296 Brunswick Avenue)
Spotlighting some of the best sketch comedy troupes including Tony Ho. This darkly hilarious Toronto group has been called the haunted house of sketch with good reason. Equally funny and disturbing, Tony Ho is entirely unexpected and absolutely unforgettable.

That New York Show | 8:00 PM
Yuk Yuk’s (224 Richmond Street West)
That New York Show features comedians Aaron Berg, Luis J Gomez, Dave Smith, Kaytlin Bailey and Dustin Chafin.

Kyle Duffield, Trance | 9:00 PM
Hashtag Gallery (801 Dundas Street West)
“Trace” is an interactive audio/video installation that allows its users to control both light and sound through gesture. Users face the lens of the projector and use their hands to control both the beams of light as well as sound so that they can create their own sound/light compositions.

How To Convince Clients To Love Your Work As Much As You Do with Mavis Huntley | 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Hyatt Regency (370 King Street West) – Regency B
In this presentation, Mavis Huntley will talk about how to sell your work, covering off topics such as who to involve, how to present and ensuring that your speaking points are spot on.

Women In Music: More Than Ever Before! | 3:00 to 4:00 PM
with Melissa Auf der Maur, No Joy, Ben Rayner, Yamantaka / / Sonic Titan
Hyatt Regency (370 King Street West) – Regency C
NXNE gave Melissa Auf der Maur free-reign to host a panel. She gathered an inspiring group of music makers, and professionals to discuss what it is to be a woman in the 21st century making music. She may be biased, but she truly believes that women are finally on the way to being THE FUTURE OF MUSIC AND THE WORLD.

Superfriendz courtesy of thesuperfriendz.tumblr.com.

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