What Bands to see at NXNE Friday, June 20th

Indie-Underground-Recommended-Event-Concert-London-Ontario-Aaron-McMillanIndie Underground’s goal isn’t to take you to see the biggest hype bands – It’s to get you to see the Best Indie Underground Bands in the Ideal Venues.

There are SO MANY good bands playing NXNE which means there are bound to be some scheduling conflicts. The route below is a great guide to follow if you want to maximize your fun with less stress, but feel free to add in / swap with some other bands. If you do veer from the route below, make sure you don’t miss Eagulls (photo above), Crystal Stilts and Doomsquad and Tonight’s (Confirmed) Secret Show at the Horseshoe Tavern (Revealed below)! Alternative recommendations are at the bottom of this post.

Check back Tomorrow for NXNE SATURDAY – Indie Underground’s Recommended Route!


Friday’s Recommended Route with Music Samples:

We’ve listed the set-times between bands / venues and recommended either walking or taking transit in order to get there so you don’t miss anything.

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The Route with music samples:

12:30pm – Royal Tusk
The Horseshoe Tavern – 370 Queen St W

1:30pm – The Danks
The Horseshoe Tavern – 370 Queen St W

2:30 – Rah Rah
The Horseshoe Tavern – 370 Queen St W

24 min walk… (BIG BREAK)

5:30pm – Eagulls
Yonge Dundas Square

34 min walk…  (SMALL BREAK)

7:45pm – Invasions
M for 159 Manning – 159 Manning Ave

13 min walk…

9:00pm – Tiers
The Garrison – 1197 Dundas St. W

10:00pm – Weeknight
The Garrison – 1197 Dundas St. W

11:00pm – Beliefs
The Garrison – 1197 Dundas St. W

12:00pm – Crystal Stilts
The Garrison – 1197 Dundas St. W

1:00am – Doomsquad
The Garrison – 1197 Dundas St. W

13 min drive…

1:30am – Swans ( Secret Show)
The Horseshoe Tavern – 370 Queen St W

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Other Recommended bands you may want to consider not on the above route:
Swans at Yonge & Dundas Square for  7:40pm, St. Vincent after at 9:10pm (YDS), Alvvays at The Virgin Mod Club for 9pm, Glasser at Wrongbar for 11pm, Happy Fangs at Baltic Avenue at 2am.


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Aaron McMillan

Aaron is the Founder / Chief Editor and curator of Indie Underground. He was the Festival / Music Director for the 2017 Dundas Street Festival and the Music Director in 2016. He is scene builder / promoter for select events in London Ontario, Toronto, Canada, and Southwestern Ontario. When Aaron's not working on Indie Underground, you'll usually find him at a concert or DIY event. He's a sucker for anything that glows in the dark and the company of his cat, Charlie. Watch for Aaron to make a return to DJing in 2018 when he will begin to mix Trance.