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NXNE rocks Toronto

Anomie Belle, Kelly and The Kellygirls and The Young Empires all appearing

North by Northeast (NXNE) continues to rock Toronto. The annual festival, which runs from June 11 to 18, includes a whack of acts for queer music fans.  

Anomie Belle is a cool and talented lesbian from Seattle who brings her dream pop vibe to Midnight on June 13.
Crooked Valentine, billed as a “nu-glam-metal band,” plays The Rochester on June 14, and Kelly and The Kellygirls rock the El Mocambo on June 15. Multi-instrumentalist Dinah Thorpe plays Czehoski on June 14, and Winnipeg’s Vibrating Beds are at The Rochester on June 15.
The festival also features some groups with very gay names: Top Less Gay Love Tekno Party and Gay, which play June 13 and 14 respectively.
And, of course, the event features a growing number of bands that plain dig us gays, among them The Young Empires, who play June 16 at the Horseshoe Tavern. Below is a video interview with the band about their queer following and what to expect at their show. 
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