NXNE 2012: Rooftop Riot! + NXNeOne Kegger Thursday June 14

Thursday’s first stop was the Steam Whistle with Bonsound & Audio Blood Rooftop Riot! which featured performances by The Balconies, Les Breastfeeders, Sandman Viper Command, Mama Rosin, The Town Heroes, Ponctuation, and Hue. I grabbed a Vitamin Water (I’m a bit addicted) and Steamwhistle then checked out the bands, and caught up with old friends.

Toronto’s Hue was on stage when I arrived, who are a pretty straight up pop / rock band. Even though the venue had a last minute change to College Street above a computer store, AB and Bonsound pulled it off & it was great to be outside in the sun having drinks with friends / listening to live music.

Next up was a pleasant surprise – The Town Heroes who are a two piece (guitar & drums) from Halifax, NS. They kicked off their set with the infectious Slag Heap (watch the video below), and they continued on with a high energy indie rock set. Very enjoyable.

We finished off our drinks and headed to party # 2 via a walk through Kensington Market to the NXNeOne Kegger hosted by the super nice Eric Alper. It was great to catch up with friends and have some beer, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and a veggie dog. There were also performances by members of Dearly Beloved, Die Mannequin, Secret Broadcast and Gloryhound. This is what NXNE day parties are all about.

I quickly remembered why beer is NOT my drink of choice, and I was out of commission for the reminder of the evening. Bummer.

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