☯ SATURDAY JUNE 20th ☯
1:45pm – Old and Weird / 2:30pm – King Creep / 6:15pm – Bile Sister / 9pm – Michael Rault / 11pm – Jennifer Castle / 12am – Darlene Shrugg / 2am – DOOMSQUAD
Gonna be a megafun day at The Garrison. I’ll be running the Weird Canada table for the Sonic Boom Record Fair (12-7pm) with my buddy Kevin, so come say hi.
At 1pm, Halifax clashing pop trio Old and Weird will play their second NXNE show. Afterwards, Toronto’s bratty garage punk King Creep will usher in some insouciance. Then, Bile Sister drips freak beats all over the stage. Psych pop Michael Rault fishes with hooks. Beware. Jennifer Castle’s observational songwriting is sure to stir. Darlene Shrugg is a tasty combo of Meg Remy, Slim Twig, Carlyn Bezic and Amanda Crist. And obviously, the experimental dance tremors of DOOMSQUAD are worth buckling in for.
(The above track is by Bile Sister, released on Healing Power)
NXNE Sonic Boom Record Fair:
Arts & Crafts
Dine Alone Records
Hand Drawn Dracula
Pirates Blend Records
Out of Sound
Reel Cod Records
Ugly Pop Records
Idée Fixe Records
Royal Mountain Records
10pm – Slim Twig
Luckily, The Garrison is not too far from Horseshoe Tavern, because Max has a show two hours before he goes on stage with Darlene Shrugg at The Garrison.
9pm – Angel Olsen (St. Louis, Missouri) – cinematic Americana folk with a twist
Angel Olsen sings on a thread that resonates with my heartstrings. Her voice is a throaty throwback to 50s country sirens, and she could literally sing me an instruction manual and I would still cry. She’s amazing live, and this will honestly be the highlight of your NXNE experience. She’s playing an early set at Mod Club at 9pm, but don’t come late, because it’s already nearly sold out and you’ll want to get close.
See you guys at NXNE!