By Jill Angelstad
Bran Van 3000
1AM – The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern 370 Queen Street West
Zany Montréal electronic collective Bran Van 3000 best known for their 1997 smash single “Drinking in L.A”.
NXNE @ YDS
Trouble Andrew 5pm – 5:40pm
Slaves On Dope 6pm – 6:40pm
No Use For A Name 7pm – 7:40pm
Good Riddance 8pm – 8:40pm
Bad Religion 9pm – 11:00pm
HEAVY T.O. & HEAVY MTL Showcase
With: Protest the Heros, Obey the Brave, A Sight for Sewn Eyes and Dance Laury Dance.
9pm @ Lee’s Palace
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NXNE UNDER THE RADAR – THE BEST YOU’VE NEVER HEARD
12 AM Rivoli 334 Queen Street West
New Arts & Crafts quintet carving slither of a niche between tribal pop and post-Coldplay rock.
Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy
Director, Rob Heydon and writer, Irvine Welsh in attendance
7pm, Royal Cinema, 608 College Street
Based on the controversial book, IRVINE WELSH’S ECSTASY combines Welsh’s provocative characters and superb story telling with shocking thrills and dark comedy, taking viewers on a journey into a crafty, drug fuelled contemporary satire on modern culture.
Down:Indie Rock in the PRC (Canadian Premiere)
Director Andrew Field and Chinese rock expert Jon Cambell in attendance
12:30pm, National Film Board, 150 John Street
From underground clubs to outdoor concerts and festivals, DOWN:INDIE ROCK IN THE PRC documents the indie rock music scene in China today and features interviews with band members, music promoters, and club owners, who are deeply invested in building up China’s indie rock music scene.
My Anti is Bigger than Your Censorship: Combating Internet Censorship through Art and Satire
Regency B, Hyatt Regency, 370 King Street
Saman Arbabi, co-host, co- creator and Executive Producer of Parazit (the ‘Daily Show of Iran’) will talk about evading censorship, challenging the oppressive Iranian regime and reaching the pulse of millions of young Iranians. Saman will also unveil his latest project:Weapons of Mouse Destruction (WMD), the largest global art project against government Internet censorship that has ever been launched.
Matt O’Brien, Lower Ossington Theatre, 100 Ossington Avenue
10:40 PM-10:50 PM
In 2010 Matt O’Brien was named Canada’s Next Top Comic by XM Radio and was featured at the Global Comedy Festval. He has performed across North America and has been featured on MTV, Muchmusic, and CTV.
The Boom, Lower Ossington Theatre, 100 Ossington Avenue
11:40 PM-12:00 AM
Ten members strong, their high-energy, raunchy, unapologetic style has consistently kept sold out crowds in non-stop hysterics. Past guests include Colin Mochrie, Scott Thompson, and more!
NXNE @ YYZ
Marking the fifth year that NXNE and Toronto Pearson International Airport have worked together to entertain travelers in this unique collaboration. Travelers passing through the terminal will be treated to sets by the following artists/bands:
2:00pm – Freeman Dre & the Kitchen Party
3:00pm – Indian Wars
4:00pm – The Sadies