NXNE Preview: Revelstoke

NXNE Interview with Toronto Band Revelstoke
NXNE Interview with Toronto Band Revelstoke June 10, 2011
By: Sheena Lyonnais

Revelstoke is one of the newest artists on the scene, who despite having not yet released his upcoming debut recording Espirit D’Escalier has already opened for local heroes such as Brett Caswell and Appleseed Cast. Andrew Seale is the man behind the cerebral, experimental folk, a one-man band who has captured attention for his haunting guitars, use of violin bows, poetic verses and ghostly banjo.

A traveling journalist inspired by the world, Revelstoke sought redemption on a west coast trip a few years ago and the mountains never left him.  He tells us in his own words why Revelstoke should be the next stop on your NXNE trip. 

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NXNE Preview: The Dirty Mags

NXNE preview of Toronto band The Dirty Mags
NXNE preview of Toronto band The Dirty Mags By: TJ Liebgott
June 10, 2011

Toronto’s the Dirty Mags have only been together for about a year and have yet to release an album, but that hasn’t stopped them from having a June tour of Ontario, a soldout show during Canadian Music Week and from gaining notoriety for their energetic live shows.

The Dirty Mags play a blend of slightly down tempo garage rock infused with elements of grunge with an urgency and intensity unmatched by most bands of their experience level.  If you miss their NXNE set or can’t get into the venue, be sure to catch them at Scenefest later this summer.  The Dirty Mags tell us more of what to expect at this year’s showcase.

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CONTEST: Win two wristbands to NXNE

Logo for NXNE Toronto Music Festival 2011
Logo for NXNE Toronto Music Festival 2011North by Northeast is almost here and Toronto Music Scene has two wristbands to give away to the unofficial kick off to summer!  NXNE runs from June 13-19 and features over 650 bands spread across 50 venues, not to mention a plethora of BBQs, musicians littered everywhere, 4 a.m. last calls, incredible films, music that never ends and nights you’ll never forget/remember.  Yeah, this time of year is definitely dear to our little hearts here at TMS!
To enter, simply tweet “Hey @TorontoMusic you should send me to @NXNEfest because I’m dying to see @_______” and tell us your top festival picks.  We will notify  the winner via Twitter on the 12th and will arrange to give you the passes after.  If you’re not lucky enough to win, have no fear.  Wristbands start at $25 with discounted priority pass and package deals available to students.