Toronto’s North by Northeast music and film festival lineup can seem unappealing versus its buzzier Austin-based cousin, South by Southwest, but the indie music fest gets bigger, louder, and more fashionable each year. Take style cues from these five ultra-styling must-see bands:
Dum Dum Girls
Though they play rah-rah garage rock, Dum Dum Girls are less dusty, girls-next-door, more enviably editorialized—expect red lips and lots of black.
Lee’s Palace, June 17, 11 P.M.
Toronto’s glam pop darling, the lanky-gorgeous Diamond Rings is known as much for his painterly stage make-up as his stark Ian Curtis-esque vocals.
Yonge-Dundas Square, June 17, 7:30 P.M.
Wrongbar, June 18, 12 A.M.
Like Wednesday Addams meets ’90s Robyn, Montreal’s Grimes—who spent May touring with Lykke Li—pieces aural ephemera into sepulchral, pop-tinged pieces of art school confidential.
The Great Hall, June 18 at 1 A.M.
918 Bathurst, June 18, 11 P.M.
Once named one of New York City’s most fashionable by Manhattan digest Time Out, Twin Shadow’s past has come to life: a Greaser pompadour and vintage boots offset his emotional, electronic dreamscapes.
Lee’s Palace, June 18, 12 A.M.
Fifteen-year-old kid rapper Reema Major is Toronto’s Nicki Minaj incarnate (with a wardrobe to match): theatrical, forceful, and just as technically lyrical.
Yonge-Dundas Square, June 19, 5 P.M.
For more information, including the full lineup, visit nxne.com.
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