Songs You Can Dance Around Your Apartment To, NXNE 2013 Edition

A thousand bands take to the stages of Toronto this week for the North By Northeast music festival. We've picked twenty of our favourites for this edition of the Songs You Can Dance Around Your Apartment To podcast. We've got Dan Deacon, Sloan, The Luyas, GROUNDERS, Dangerband, Mozart's Sister and more — all with their set times listed below.


1. "The Crystal Cat" by Dan Deacon
Thursday, 10pm at The Horseshoe

2. "I Wanna Love You" by Michael Rault
Thursday, 10pm at The Great Hall
Saturday, 10pm at The Silver Dollar 

3. "Donna" by Stella Ella Ola
Thursday, 9pm at The Silver Dollar
4. "The Lines You Amend" by Sloan
Friday, midnight at The Great Hall
5. "Danse et Danse" by Coeur de Pirate
Thursday, 11pm at The Great Hall
6. "Creep" by The BB Guns
Saturday, 9pm at Lee's Palace

7. "Asshole Pandemic" by Pkew Pkew Pkew (gunshots)
Saturday, 11pm at Rancho Relaxo

8. "Still Down" by Dangerband
Saturday, 9pm at Velvet Underground

9. "Do The Splash" by Pow Wows
Thursday, 1am at The Silver Dollar
10. "Big Dumb Blue Angel" by Moon King
Thursday, 9pm at The Horseshoe
Friday, 11pm at Wrongbar
Saturday, 5pm at Yonge Dundas Square
11. "Mr. Hollywood" by The Magic
Friday, 11pm at BLK BOX
12. "The Rapture" by Fevers
Thursday, 11pm at The Hideout
13. "Normal People" by Christian Hansen
Thursday, midnight at The Horseshoe
14. "Too Beautiful To Work" by The Luyas
Friday, 1am at Sneaky Dee's
15. "Along The Line" by GROUNDERS
Wednesday, midnight at The Horseshoe
16. "Single Status" by Mozart's Sister
Wendesday, 11pm at The Rivoli
17. "Head Spirit (For Our Mechanical Time)" by Doom Squad
Thursday, 1am at Creatures Creating
Saturday, 1am at The Garrison 

18. "City of Quartz" by Gold & Youth
Friday, 1am at BLK BOX

19. "Toot Your Own Horn" by The Lytics
Saturday, 9pm at Nocturne

20. "Around The Bend" by The National
Friday, 9:10 at Yonge Dundas Square


Compiled by Adam Bunch, the Editor-in-Chief of the Little Red Umbrella and the creator of the Toronto Dreams Project. You can read his posts here, follow him on Twitter here, or email him at


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