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NXNE Adds More Bands To Lineup (Fucked Up, Diamond Rings, Handsome Furs and more)

May 17, 2011 drainu182 0

NORTH BY NORTHEAST announces the third wave of bands for the 17th edition of the festival, taking over Toronto June 13-19, 2011. Tickets are now available online at

NXNE has just confirmed that hardcore heroes FUCKED UP and glam gallant DIAMOND RINGS will join the Yonge-Dundas Square (YDS) line-up that includes previously announced acts such as Devo, Stars, The Pharcyde, Land of Talk, Digable Planets, Descendents, OFF! and Men Without Hats.

Men Without Hats will also play an …

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Cults, Magic Kids and Superhumanoids Played Brighton Music Hall 4/1 Review

April 4, 2011 drainu182 0

By Laura McWhorter

D.A.O.B – \Doub\ noun. Origin: D(esignated) A(wful) O(pening) B(and). Defined as the band brought on tour to make any band look better by comparison.

While Cults may not have deliberately chosen Magic Kids for the above mentioned’s definitely plausible since one of the big things the twosome had going for them last night was that they were NOT their predecessors.

Now, that’s not entirely fair. Let’s rewind a bit. The show got off to a great …

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Second Wave of CMJ 2010 Artists Announced

September 22, 2010 drainu182 0

The next round of CMJ artists have been announced. Interesting to see that Phoenix’s show at Madison Square Garden on October 20th is part of CMJ. Check out the lineup below:

1995 • +/- • 2 Cow Garage • A Classic Education • A Life Once Lost • A Million Years • Acid Washed • Acid Westerns • Adam Haworth Stephens • Adult Themes • Afternoon • Agent Ribbons • AIDS Wolf • The Aikiu • Air Waves • Alcoholic …