NXNE Preview: Elissa's Top 5 Playlist17 June 2015 / by Elissa Matthews (author)
Toronto composer Lydia Ainsworth makes beautiful symphonic pop music that evokes strong imagery. Her debut album Right From Real came out last fall and was recently announced as part of the Polaris long list. Her live shows often include strong visuals and while it’s unlikely that there will be any snakes at this NXNE show, expect some beautiful visuals to accompany the music. She’ll be The Phoenix on Thursday June 18 at 8pm
Chicago’s Tink will be hitting Toronto stages ahead of what I can only assume will be a huge year: her debut album is due for release later this year, with Timbaland at the helm of its production. Plus her face is all over Toronto on this week’s cover of Now. You can catch her at Adelaide Hall on Wednesday June 17 at 1am or at Berkely Church on Thursday June 18 at 10pm.
Montreal via France post punk. Moss Lime formed in the summer of 2014 and released their debut ep July First that fall. The lineup of the group has changed so expect some new songs from current members, who are working on a new album. They Play the Garrison on Thursday June 18 at 6pm.
Originally from Halifax, Crosss relocated to Toronto a few years ago. Since then they’ve released their debut album Lo and continued to create sludgy, metal drenched psych rock. They play The Garrison on Thursday June 18 at 10pm and The Smiling Buddha on Friday June 19 at 11:15pm.
I just really want to hang out on a boat ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Performances by Michael Rault, Dead Obies and Ponctuation.