Tuesday’s NXNE picks: The Antlers, Nu Music Nite and the Disposable Film Festival
North by Northeast is, first and foremost, a music festival, so it gives us great pleasure to present our first concert picks on NXNE’s second day. Check out our selections for Tuesday, after the jump.
1. Concert—The Antlers
The city’s music lovers can get a head start on all the NXNE concert fun with a show from Brooklyn-based indie rockers The Antlers tonight at the Mod Club. The event is hosted by Collective Concerts and is part of the festival’s Bonus Series (although the concert itself is sold out, 30 NXNE pass holders will get in early). After garnering critical success with 2009’s Hospice, the band recently released a new album called Burst Apart that hits all the right notes—some of which are very high. Make sure you get there early to hear frontman Peter Silberman sing “Rolled Together,” a song with just two repeating lines that we can’t get enough of. $20. 9 p.m. Mod Club, 722 College St., 416-588-4663.
2. Concert—Edge 102.1 Dave Bookman’s Nu Music Nite (FREE!)
In case you can’t make it to The Antlers and really need to get your music fix before tomorrow, stop by the Horseshoe Tavern tonight to catch the Nu Music Nite, NXNE edition. The show features five artists: Montreal singer-songwriter JF Robitaille, Departures, Thees Ulhman Band, The Details and Calgarian songstress Samantha Savage. The only downside: last call is extended to 4 a.m. at the Shoe until Thursday. 8:40 p.m. Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., 416-598-4753.
3. Flicks—Disposable Film Festival
We told you about the Disposable Film Festival late last month—but in case you don’t remember, it’s part of NXNE’s celebration of short films from around the world. On top of Lou Reed’s Red Shirley, which is based on an interview with Reed’s cousin Shirley on the eve of her 100th birthday, and Bloodied But Unbowed, a look at the first wave of Vancouver’s punk scene, we’re also eagerly awaiting the Canadian premiere of the 2011 Competitive Shorts program. Judging by these examples, we’re in for a wide range of genres this evening—the site features a narrative short, a stop-motion graffiti flick and a movie about cats. $10. 8 p.m. The Toronto Underground Cinema, 186 Spadina Ave., 647-992-4335.