The easiest crack to take at the inaugural NX35 bill, even with its list of more than 100 bands, is that the bulk of the bands seem to come from the region. Perhaps, as "Music Conferette" organizer Chris Flemmons explains ("Northern Exposure," page 63), it's simply a testament to the talents of the region. But will people turn out—and, more importantly, pay the $65 necessary to acquire an all-access wristband for the four-day event—to see a host of acts they can catch on a fairly regular basis around the... More >>>