NXNE Photos: Les Savy Fav, Surfer Blood, Mannequin Men & The Grates at Wrongbar
Les Savy Fav lived up to their reputation last night at their NXNE show at Wrongbar, delivering an unforgettable evening to the sweat-drenched, post-punk loving crowd. Frontman Tim Harrington was in the crowd as much as he was on stage, standing on the shoulders of audience members and hanging off of pipes on the ceiling.
To say he simply interacted with the crowd doesn't quite describe his approach to performing - everything from kissing and licking to bearhugging and tackling is fair game when Harrington decides to get down and dirty with his diehard fans.
I headed to Wrongbar around ten o'clock - just in time to catch Australian indie pop rockers The Grates play. Following an upbeat set that saw lead singer Patience Hodgson riding around on the shoulders of a fan for a song or two, Chicago punk rock mainstays Mannequin Men hit the stage.
Following a lengthy set-up, Florida's Surfer Blood played their second Toronto show of the day, having already played Yonge Dundas Square earlier in the afternoon. By this point, the venue was at capacity as anticipation continued to building for Les Savy Fav's 1am set.
Check out my photos from the show:
Les Savy Fav
Check out the BlogTO NXNE Festival Preview for our top show picks for the final night of the festival.
All photos by Matthew McAndrew.
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