NXNE is once again descending on the city. Music wristbands are 60 bucks and tax, but there's nothing that says you have to drop a bunch of money to see some great live music. There's free events all over the city this week that'll let you experience some of the best bands working today in some really interesting settings.
Many of the label's up-and-comers also had their chance to shine early on in the day, with stellar sets by Still Life Still, Cold Specks, and Trust pairing perfectly with the delicious eats and gorgeous urban sprawl all around the Fort York-Garrison Commons site. The festival had two stages operating back-to-back to ensure set overlap and sound bleed were never issues, and it wasn't until the very end of the day's events that it seemed the venue was overly packed. With multiple art installations, creative food offerings, and a lineup featuring some of the finest bands on one of the nation's best independent labels, one can only hope this birthday party continues year after year.
Check out these 50 photos to relive the day's festivities at Field Trip 2013.
Photos by Roger Cullman
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There seems to be a growing trend for mostly older bands to do the casino circuit in lieu of playing in nearby big cities. This is the first time I decided to check out a show there.