What Bands to see at NXNE Saturday, June 21st

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 Small Black (photo above), Snowmine or Alvvays. Alternative recommendations are at the bottom of this post.


Saturday’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:

12:00pm – Bruise Cruise Hosted by Mac DeMarco

12:00pm – Board the Boat
(Showing up at noon is too late. Also bring sunscreen)

1:15pm –  Boat departure / The Posterz
(The Posterz are not recommended, grab yourself a drink)

2:00pm – Walter TV

2:45pm – Calvin Love

3:30pm – PS I Love You

4:30pm – Dock boat

16 min drive… (RUSH to next venue!)

5:00pm – Anamai
The Great Hall Conversation Room – 1087 Queen St W

16min drive…

6:30pm – Alvvays
Yonge and Dundas Square

29 min walk… (BIG BREAK)

9:00pm – Paradise Animals
Tattoo – 567 Queen St. W

10:00pm – Laurel
Tattoo – 567 Queen St. W

6 min drive…

11pm – Snowmine
The Garrison – 1197 Dundas St. W

12:00am – Craft Spells
The Garrison – 1197 Dundas St. W

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

9 min walk…

2:00am – Dead Leaf Echo
Smiling Buddha – 961 College Street

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Other Recommended bands you may want to consider not on the above route:
Bambara at The Great Hall for 12pm, Beach Day at the GAP for 3pm,  Mas Ysa at The Great Hall for 6:30pm, Spoon at Yonge & Dundas Square for 9pm, Benjamin Booker at The Silver Dollar Room for 10pm.


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

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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.