NXNE Artist Profile: Bravestation
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NXNE Artist Profile: Bravestation

Forget compasses, GPS, or helpful Sherpas. From June 13–19 this year, Torontoist is here to be your guide to everything NXNE.

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Bravestation plays tonight at the Boat. Photo courtesy of Bravestation.

Bravestation, with Cavaliers, Extra Arms, Black Light White Light, Danielle Duval
The Boat (158 Augusta Avenue)
June 16 at 9 p.m (Bravestation at 1 a.m.)
$12 or free with NXNE wristband. Click here for NXNE pass and wristband pricing options.

If you lurk around the Toronto music scene (and we’re using “lurk” lovingly here) then you’ve probably heard of Bravestation. Having just given the U.K. a taste of their new-wave-post-punk-generally-awesome sound, the four-piece returns from their tour in time for NXNE as they finish up their debut LP. Playing the Boat tonight (well, early tomorrow), Bravestation is worth it to staying up late for.
Torontoist: Tell us why we should see you at NXNE, in 10 words or less.
Derek Wilson: You could be the only one watching us at 1 a.m.!
What’s your favourite Toronto venue, and why?
The Drake for sure. It’s got an intimate atmosphere, great sound, and overpriced drinks. What’s not to love?
Does the Northeast beat the Southwest, and why?
Of course it does. I can’t even think of a city I’d want to visit in the Southwest. That could also be attributed to the fact that my geography is atrocious and my “Southwest” Google searches are failing miserably.
Who’s going to be the breakout act of NXNE this year?
It’ll be a close battle between locals Nightbox and Freedom or Death. My money’s on whoever can stay more sober.
What’s up next for you?
We’re heading back to the studio to finish recording our debut full-length that’s near completion.

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