NXNE Day 5: The Tip Sheet

NXNE DAILY TIP SHEET – WHAT YOU SHOULD SEE, HEAR & SHOOT

 

NXNE MUSIC

Andre Williams & the Sadies

12 AM The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern 370 Queen Street West

Canada’s finest live band, The Sadies, have reunited with explicit soul singer/cult legend Andre Williams – a true R&B original.

John Maus

1 AM Lee’s Palace 529 Bloor Street West

The indie world’s foremost philoso-pop preacher man, Maus has a ten year plus career marrying experimental performance art with classic synth-disco, avant-garde meanderings and faux-ironic pop-hits.


NXNE UNDER THE RADAR – THE BEST YOU’VE NEVER HEARD

TOPS

12 AM Rivoli 334 Queen Street West

Arbutus Records is the centrepoint of much of Montreal’s acclaimed new music scene and – in these Ariel Pink influenced, synth-led soft-rocker – they’ve added another interesting act to their expanding roster.


NXNE FILM

My Father and the Man in Black (Canadian Premiere)

Director Jonathan Holiff in attendance

7pm, Toronto Underground Cinema, 186 Spadina

A wholly unique Johnny Cash story, MY FATHER AND THE MAN IN BLACK is written and directed by Jonathan Holiff, the son of Johnny Cash’s former manager, Saul Holiff, and features huge amounts of unseen material – including audiotapes of phone calls his father made with Cash, hundreds of letters and other personal mementos.

 

Rising Above the Blues (Canadian Premiere)

Producer, Ralf Kemper, Director Yoon-ha Change, and Co-producer Donna Hall in attendance

4:30pm, National Film Board, 150 John Street

Follow the story of 85-year-old singer Jimmy Scott, an artist who has had a profound influence on the world of jazz and pop – working with international artists like Joe Pesci, Quincy Jones, James Moody – despite never being recognized by a wider audience.

 

NXNE INTERACTIVE

When the Internet Met Copyright: The Story of the Canadian Copyfight

Michael Geist

12pm-1pm

Regency B, Hyatt Regency, 370 King Street

Canada has been embroiled in a decade-long debate over copyright reform. As the latest round of legislative reforms head toward a conclusion, this talk will review the evolution of the “Canadian copyfight” and the newfound voice of user concerns. It will also examine the implications of Bill C-11 as well as tackle the simmering disputes in education, creative industries, and international trade negotiations.

 

This Dude Abides: A Conversation with Rob Heydon on Ecstasy-Inducing Independent Films

Rob Heydon Interviewed By Alison Gzowski

2pm-3pm

Regency B, Hyatt Regency, 370 King Street

Join us for frank film talk with one of Toronto’s most internationally-acclaimed filmmakers, Rob Heydon. A proud Torontonian, TIFF and Juno-award-winner and graduate of The Norman Jewison Canadian Film Centre, Heydon will impart lessons from directing and producing over 100 music videos and commercials. In a spirited discussion, you’ll also get the story behind his recent adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s popular novel ‘Ecstasy.’

 

STORE SHOWS

URBAN OUTFITTERS SHOW 481 Queen Street West

DJs only

1:00pm – Bowly

2:00pm – DJ Fusion

3:00pm – Vacationer DJs

4:00pm – Beta Frontiers

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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