After all the NXNE madness is finally over, (My body says 'Thank god!' but my heart is all torn up) I am going through all my memories from the shows that I witnessed during the last 5 days.
One of the shows that I can vividly remember is Toronto rock band, July Talk at Horseshoe Tavern on Wednesday, June 13th. It is not overstating things to say that it was the most striking moment of my NXNE.
The lead singer/guitarist Peter Dreimanis fired up the audience with his gypsy like rough voice, while Toronto sweetheart Leah Fay mesmerized them with her soft vocal.
The intimacy between the two was impeccable and it shifted into overdrive as it got sweaty and the guitars bawled boisterously on the stage. Their retro 80s rock n roll tunes were perfect for me to kick off my NXNE. I also felt very shameful that I didn't know much about the band prior to the live performance. I've put a check mark on them as one of my favourite Toronto bands.