It’s that time of year again. Now that it’s old enough to drink with its 19th edition, NORTH BY NORTHEAST has its eyes set on crippling Toronto with hundreds of emerging acts (in a good way, of course). The Canadian hub doesn’t leave much room for relaxation at night but it certainly allows you to flip through freebies at Yonge & Dundas Square and even take in a complete head thrashing at a local spot afterwards. Look beyond the headliners and you’ll actually find an astounding mix of alternative freak outs, must-see hip hop gigs and electronic music that delivers one-on-one casualties. With that in mind, here’s our definitive guide to 30 artists you don’t want to miss at NXNE this week.