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North by Northeast Takes over Toronto

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Got your NXNE schedule straightened out yet? The 2012 new music showcase North by Northeast is upon Toronto once more, which means a lot of tough decisions between June 13 and 17 — which bands to see, where, and when? Purity Ring or The Men? Young Magic or Violens? Should you go to Brave Dundas Square for the Flaming Lips, of Montreal, and Raekwon and Ghostface, or hang out in the smaller clubs?

NXNE is on Rdio, and they’ve made it easy for fans to discover new music — listen to their playlists Go Chill, Get Rowdy, Let’s Dance for a sample of what's to come.

Of course, how you spend your NXNE is up to you! We here at Rdio will be throwing a party Friday night, where we’ll be hanging out with The Drums, Whaletooth (who we hear has a new album out soon), and DJ Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene. Then we’ll be stuck to puzzle over what to see next...

∞  June 7, 2012 — 2:25PM