North By Northeast 2006
Various venues, Thursday through Saturday (June 8 to 10)
Get the most bang for your buck by investing in an NXNE wristband, and check out 400 fast-rising bands at 30 different clubs for a rocktacular weekend.
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Friday (June 9)
Sure to be one of the highlights of this years NXNE festival is the long-overdue Toronto return of New Yorks innovative Television. Dont miss it. See feature, page 92.
Reverb (651 Queen West), Friday (June 9); Mod Club (722 College), Saturday (June 10)
You may think you know everything about Amy Millan from her work with Broken Social Scene and Stars, but you'll encounter another side thats been kept hidden at her NOW showcase for NXNE Friday and her CD release party Saturday. Dont say we didn't warn you.
Tilly and the Wall
Mod Club (722 College), Sunday (June 11)
Tap-dance-enhanced Omaha crew Tilly and the Wall get serious on their fabulous new Bottoms Of Barrels disc. Find out what all the fuss is about. See feature, this page.
Bottle Rockets, Bobby Bare Jr.
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Monday (June 12)
Festus, Missouri, hayseed rockers the Bottle Rockets lost their way for a spell, but theyre back on track with the new Zoysia disc and a brand spankin new double live disc recorded in Germany. Get to the gig early to check out Bobby Bare Jr.s set.
Bright Eyes, Gruff Rhys
Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Wednesday (June 14)
Continuing his bid for the title of New Bob Dylan, Conor Oberst caters to a boomer crowd with this seated show in the plush environs of Massey Hall.