Once again the celebrity interviews should prove a fascinating complement to NXNE’s conference component, taking place at the Holiday Inn on King (370 King West). The CBC’s Jian Ghomeshi will be talking science with electro-pop icon Thomas Dolby (June 13, noon), whom you can thank for being able to listen to music on your cellphone. Canuck rap trailblazer Maestro Fresh Wes (June 14, 1:15 pm) discusses the evolution of hip-hop culture from the gound up with Brooklyn’s Fab 5 Freddy. Mindbender, aka NOW contributor Addi Stewart, will compare notes with entrepreneurial rapper Sheek Louch of Lox notoriety (June 14, 2:30 pm), who has rarely not been embroiled in some crazy beef. Finally, count on former Stranglers frontman Hugh Cornwell (June 14, 1:15 pm) to discuss his amazing career longevity along with his new album, Hoover Dam, and accompanying feature-length film Blueprint.