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11. Sled Island Special 2/3

Blitzen Trapper- Southern rock/ experimental blue grassers from Portland, Oregon. There has been a gap of about 3 years since the last time I listened to these guys and Im super impressed with their new album (VII). 333 more words

Future Revealed: My chat with IAN BLURTON of PUBLIC ANIMAL!

For over 30 years, Ian Blurton has been crushing Canada and beyond and in the midst of another Canada-wide bulldozing, he made time for a chat! 567 more words


10. Sled Island Special- 1/3

If you weren’t already aware, this week is Calgary’s annual multi-venue indie music party, Sled Island. Tonnes of great bands to be seen and fun times to be had…but not by me, as I must stay in the city and work. 329 more words

Sled Island Preview: Year of Glad's haunted wall of oil

Year of Glad lies somewhere at the crossing of folk and drone, distant falsetto and heavy effects burying their free-form rumblings of guitar and drums. Now based in Montreal, singer/guitarist Alexandre Bergeron and drummer Nick Laugher have been friends since middle school, growing up outside of Halifax and playing together in a punk band called The Broom Handles. 892 more words


Return to Sled Island: How Maud Salvi and some helpful Albertans kept the festival afloat after the 2013 flood

On a rain-soaked Friday morning last June — as Alberta’s catastrophic flooding was well on its way to becoming one of Canada’s most costly natural disasters — Sled Island’s executive director Maud Salvi woke to an email from the City of Calgary, letting her know that the festival’s permits to use Olympic Plaza, its main venue, had been revoked. 1,407 more words