NXNE'08: Cancel Winter, Small Sins, The Mohawk Lodge
My show picks this year were mostly based on excellent recommendations from Pete Nema and Indie Music Filter, and of course a lot of myspace song sampling. Due to long lines and some torrential rain I was only able to check out 3 bands, but each of them was more impressive than the last.
Show impressions, and links to larger photos after the jump.
My NXNE started out with Toronto based Cancel Winter at Supermarket on Thursday night. They put on a good live show, even if they did sound a bit more impressive recorded. Still, excellent range of songs and very enjoyable.
Next I check out another Toronto band, Small Sins. I was very impressed by how many great songs they had; none of the songs sounded like fillers. Some of the faster Indie-Electro songs were very danceable.
Lastly I saw The Mohawk Lodge from Vancouver. I was blown away by these guys! They had an amazing stage presence, which was particularly impressive considering the relatively empty C'est What basement.
Photos by Mike Rotenberg.
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