Got NXNE Munchies? Oh! Sweet Nothin’ It’s The Pizza Underground

Alt title – The Pizza Underground I Can’t Stand It Anymore

I’d like to say being stoned, my travel NXNE needs and food options had me waiting for a Toronto streetcar at the corner of Dufferin and Queen, but it was indeed intrigue driving me see to The Pizza Underground. Are they some kind of weird crazy art project of Macaulay Culkin or were they just schwag?

Replacing The Velvet Underground lyrics with ‘pizza’ themes could work in an Andy Warhol way or not. They may have some weird YouTube moment where a song hits millions upon million of views and forever provide me with ganja gloating on The Mernahuana Zone, but it’s doubtful the YouTube sensation thing will happen.

After a joint with a super smoking hot Home Alone fan, who was geeking out sexily, confessing to still owning his toys, we boarded a unique NXNE street car turned venue. The MIO Squirtcar is a fascinating experience in itself and best it made traveling from my home to NXNE venues epic.

The Pizza Underground are very much like the different kind of pizza options people have in Toronto. The pizza they served was fantastic and was a perfect snack before taking in other NXNE acts. Did I mention I had the munchies? The best reason to witness The Pizza Underground is their munchie solving skills because the majority of their set was Pizza Pizza or The Big Slice atrocious.

They were not Napoli pizza greatness or the special kind like Mega Ill. They did have moments of charming, but even a good high couldn’t save them. Take a Walk on the Wild Slice and it’s such A Perfect Pizza Day were cheesy and as predicted on Tuesday’s webcast they did indeed do a I’m Waiting On The Pizza Man.

To share the pizza going experience I put in a Skype call to Vapor Central, who are webcasting their comedy and potcasts on People had to witness what was happening on the outside of this streetcar. However, the streetcar ride was well worth doing – so I rode it again later that night and saw a Frankie Cosmos’s set on my way home.

Arriving in line early, I rolled up a cone on the sidewalk and medicated with my NXNE choice selection Rockstar. FYI – security at venues have told me when they’re doin my bag inspection they are 420 Friendly and just looking for booze. 

The streetcar has bad sight lines and if you want to really see the act, instead of just experiencing it, show up early. Downfront and medicated, Frankie Cosmos’s songs provided an indie cute soundtrack for the ride back to Queen and Dufferin and was the first and probably last time I’ll enjoy being a sardine on a streetcar.  

Watch and participate in cannabis champion Matt Mernagh’s full NXNE recap and an interview with comedian Dave Weasel tonight on 7-8pm. NXNE wristbands are free to enter Vapor Central 667 Yonge St.

Matt Mernagh
Matt Mernagh

Matt Mernagh is author of Marijuana Smoker's Guidebook The Easy Way To Identify and Enjoy Marijuana Strains ( by Green Candy Press and hosts a weekly weedy webcast The Menahuana Zone on Pot.TV every Tuesday. The Mernagh Ruling is a test case of Canada's cannabis laws and was spearheaded by Mernagh, lawyer Paul Lewin and 22 witnesses from across Canada.