North by Northeast has revealed the final pieces of their schedule and it includes the one-day Future Land conference. They’ve got some cool sessions on Wednesday, June 21st, the price is a very reasonable $29 and you can get them here.
Want to know all about the festival? Visit our previous post – NXNE 2017 – Round 1 Artist Announcement.
With all the pieces in place, we’re ready to let you know who we’ll be checking out. The Club Land Shows lead into the weekend Port Lands shows and we’re happy to be hitting up some of our favourite venues to see a couple of our favourites bands, The Lazys and Crown Lands, as some that are new to us, too.
To start with, let’s talk about our favourites. The Lazys have just started a tour of Ontario and not only are they playing on the 22nd at The Horseshoe, they’ve also announced a free listening party on June 21st at The Bovine, doors are at 5:00 pm. If you’re around, it’s a great chance to hear the new album. If you’re not going to be in Toronto next week head to their website for tour details.
Not to be outdone, Crown Lands have been up to some pretty amazing stuff. They’ve been working on a new album which they recorded at the legendary Chalet Recording Studio and Friday night they competed in the finals of the 97.7 HTZ FM Rock Search Contest.
The guys are already winners in our books but on Friday night, they took home the big prize! $2,500 in cash from 97.7 HTZ-FM and the opportunity to play four 97.7 HTZ-FM events over the year. They’ve also won an in-person consultation session with the artist development team at Dine Alone Records, $1500 in custom merchandise from Presstime Design & Screenprint, a recording package from Iguana Studios, and last, but not least, a $1500 gift card to spend at Long and McQuade Musical Instruments.
Congratulations to the guys! Previous winners of this competition include Finger Eleven, The Trews, The Standstills and The Glorious Sons, that’s a pretty great list. In addition to playing the Ian D’Sza (Billy Talent) Curated Showcase on Friday the 22nd, you can also see them at Cherry Cola’s on June 17th.
Now, let’s move on to our show/band choices!
|Date||About the event||venue|
|June 19||Rural Alberta Advantage Curated Showcase|
The Northern Coast
Jordan Normal and the Wisdom Teeth
|The Dakota Tavern|
|June 20||Nick Rose (Dwayne Gretzky, Teen Ravine|
Evan James Redsky
|June 21||The Dirty Nil|
|June 22||Ian D’Sza (Billy Talent)|
|June 23 4:45||Ferraro||Port Lands – Skyline Stage|
|June 24 3:00||Caveboy||Port Lands – Canal Stage|
|June 25 6:45||Yukon Blonde||Port Lands – Canal Stage|
We know there are no headliners on our Port Lands list. But we’ll see what the days bring, we might see some Post Malone, Kaytranada or Passion Pit.
We’re stoked to see Ferraro, Caveboy, and Yukon Blonde. Shockingly, we’ve never seen any of these bands live. What?! Yes, we need to fix that! Stay tuned for pictures, interviews and reviews from NXNE 2017!
Tickets are still available and you can get them here!