We're not entirely sure how much we're going to be writing about North By Northeast this week. Because, frankly, they don't want us to. This year, the festival seems to have made the decision to turn its back on many local music blogs, denying media passes to outlets who've covered NXNE in the past — places like Mechanical Forest Sound, Sticky Magazine and us here at The Little Red Umbrella.
Update: Chartattack reports that NXNE has announced they'll be dropping the blanket radius clause for next year.
Posted 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 email@example.com.
Photo: Army Girls, one of the local bands playing this year's festival — and thus banned from playing any other show in Toronto for 45 days (by Adam Bunch)