Sixteen Manitoba acts are heading east this month as Canada’s largest music festival and industry conference gears up to take over Toronto. Running June 13-19, North by Northeast (NXNE) features an industry conference and music festival with performances by over 500 established and emerging artists in 40 different downtown venues.
The diverse group of Manitoba artists showcasing at NXNE 2011 includes breakout pop/soul duo Imaginary Cities, indie rock bands Les Jupes, The Details, Enjoy Your Pumas, Mise en Scene, and Ian La Rue & the Heartbeat City, singer/songwriters Ingrid Gatin and Gt. DANE, surf noir rockers This Hisses, Polaris long-lister Greg MacPherson, hip-hop outfits Magnum K.I. and Abstract Artform, electro-pop newcomers Goldenboy, and electronic acts Cyclist, Joe Silva, and The Seed Organization.
Hot on the heels of its successful Canadian Music Week event back in March, Manitoba Music will present its second annual showcase at NXNE on June 16 at the Gladstone Hotel Ballroom. Highlighting some of the innovative talent hailing from our province, the showcase features performances by This Hisses, Greg MacPherson, The Details, Les Jupes, and Cyclist.
Manitoba Music and MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC will once again team up to co-host the 16th annual Manitoba Party on June 17 atop the Drake Hotel. The event provides Manitobans at NXNE with the opportunity to network with some of the biggest names in the industry. This exclusive, invite-only party is one of the hottest events of the conference.
Industry events such as NXNE are vital to the market development and career advancement of Manitoba artists and industry professionals. Manitoba Music and MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC provide financial support and travel assistance through the Market Access Program. The purpose of the jointly-funded program is to support Manitoba artists and music industry professionals in professional development, and in attending and enhancing their presence at professionally organized music industry conferences and showcases.
MANITOBA LINEUP AT NXNE 2011
Thursday, June 16 – Gladstone Hotel Ballroom
9pm – This Hisses
10m – Greg MacPherson
11pm – The Details
12am – Les Jupes
1am – Cyclist
Other Manitoba Bands playing NXNE
Ingrid Gatin – June 15 @ The Painted Lady – 8pm
Mise en Scene – June 15 @ The Painted Lady – 9pm
The Seed Organization – June 15 @ Lula Lounge – 11:30pm (Balanced Records Showcase)
Joe Silva – June 15 @ Lula Lounge – 1am (Balanced Records Showcase)
Gt. DANE – June 16 @ Bread & Circus – 8pm
Goldenboy – June 16 @ The Supermarket – 9pm
Magnum K.I. – June 16 @ Crawford – 10pm
Imaginary Cities – June 16 @ Rivoli – 11pm
Enjoy Your Pumas – June 17 @ Sneaky Dee’s – 9pm
Ian La Rue & the Heartbeat City – June 17 @ Bread & Circus – 11pm
Abstract Artform – June 17 @ Crawford – 12am