Posted in music | pictures on June 17, 2012

photos by David Andrako

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DeMarco and his two accompanying guitarists often literally drop a knee to the floor and continue to play on during their live set, which on a couple of occasions resulted in not really being able to play at all if they lost their balance. If there's one thing these guys have mastered though, it's how to keep an audience intrigued. DeMarco's recorded music is good, but his live performance is another experience entirely...

...Irony and parody are alive and well at NXNE, particularly in the form of an ironically bad (but in a way, hilariously good) guitar solo by the above-mentioned guitarist in Mac DeMarco's set. To make an Ironic Guitar Solo work, you just have to furiously play the same out-of-tune note for a few 10-second intervals, pluck a couple of atonal chords, and then grin at the confused concertgoers gathered before you. Gets a laugh every time (from me, anyway). [National Post]

Toronto's week-long NXNE Festival wraps up tonight (6/17). Below are photos from Thursday, June 14, including sets by the knee-dropping Mac Demarco, plus Bleached, Grass Widow, Idiot Glee, The Seedy Seeds, The Black Belles, The Sphinxs and PitchBlak Brass Band.

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Comments (8)

these bands are all so great with their publicists and booking agents and stuff

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2012 12:20 PM

grass widow > better than the rest of this shit, including the first commenter's band

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2012 1:38 PM

High school talent show

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2012 3:03 PM

The Sphincters really rocked it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2012 5:07 PM

I saw the Grass Widows in DC - short set, but well worth seeing.

Posted by Chris | June 18, 2012 12:55 PM

PitchBlak brought it at the El Mo. Good stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 1:34 PM

Saw Sunday's show. Wanted to die until Grass Widow went on.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 4:48 PM

freaking fun times.

Posted by jordon | July 29, 2013 10:57 AM

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