Preview: North By North East 2012

We’re always excited to see who will play NXNE 2012 each year and after some pretty amazing past years, it just keeps getting better and better.  Stand out acts we’re psyched to see this year include Brooklyn lo-fi outfit Violens, chillwaver Porcelain Raft, Brooklyn poppers Friends (finally!!), garage rockers Bleached, minimal dubbers Death Grips, and of course headliners The Flaming Lips, Bad Religion, Matthew Good and Raekwon & Ghostface Killah.

Obviously we’re only naming a few that come to mind at this point and closer to the festival, which takes place June 11-17, we’ll have a more comprehensive guide to must see sets during the festival.