North by Northeast kicks off its 20th year as a top Canadian festival destination for emerging artists and major-label headliners, filmmakers, comedians, visual, sound and other artists. Events take place starting June 13th through to June 22nd, don’t miss your favorite of the 1000 bands playing; visit the NXNE Schedulizer to create your own custom event schedule.
Metalworks Institute alumni of The Ascot Royals play Saturday June 21st at Toronto’s Hideout, “The Ascot Royals bring their influences and differences, both cultural and musical, together with aspirations of finding something of their own.” Recent Metalworks Institute graduate Devontee will be playing at Crawford on Wednesday June 18th. “Devontee is devoted to being the embodiment of progression – the progression of live and the people within it who can take you through the highest and lowest of emotions.” In April of this year, Devontee released his debut E.P which was followed by a listening party at Get Fresh Company in Toronto.
Heading out to NXNE? Be sure to check out the digital interactive media conference, NXNE Interactive. This year the workshops, presentations and panels take place over a four day period and will bring together content-creating artists, tech entrepreneurs, digital marketing gurus, web business experts and social media aficionados. A few interesting sessions worthy of checking out include; 101s of FACTOR Funding, Evolution of the Mixtape, New Tools of A&R and You Too Can be a Jedi!