Matt Charlton North By Northeast Toronto ON June 11 to 15

Halifax’s the Prospector’s Union didn’t bring out all their members for NXNE, but singer Matt Charlton did open the show on Thursday night at the Rivoli. The floor was completely empty as he sat perched on a stool with his acoustic guitar and people watched from the tables on the sidelines, but that didn’t stop Charlton from showcasing his raspy and rich voice to those who were there. He even shared a funny story now and then, one leading to why his next song was called "Flaming Death.” Lucky for him, his set didn’t go up in flames like his airplane almost did.