San Francisco’s influential and experimental indie-rock band Deerhoof has been named the 2018 curator of Calgary’s Sled Island.
The band, who played Sled Island in 2010, will announce its curatorial picks for 2018 in the spring. 98 more words
Call it a blur of nostalgia, even if it was more a fiery storm than peaceful vibe.
Saturday night at the Royal Canadian Legion #1 ended Sled Island festivities with a stagger down memory lane of sorts Saturday night, at least for those of a certain vintage. 376 more words
“We need your co-operation please with this song,” said a forever cheerful and polite Naoko Yamano to the soon-to-be bouncing hordes at The Royal Canadian Legion #1 Friday night, before breaking into an impossibly catchy song about the wonders of sushi. 328 more words
Discovery is a big part of any music festival, but particularly one that features 250 acts and boasts a forward-looking vision.
So Sled Island has no shortage this year of interesting artists poised for discovery, including Birmingham, Alabama singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield. 230 more words
There’s something wonderfully haunting about listening to Low’s percussionist-vocalist Mimi Parker sing the words “Some Holy Ghost keeps me hanging on” to a hushed audience at Calgary’s Central United Church. 398 more words
The idea that rock ‘n’ roll can be a life-saving force has become a bit of tired cliché.
But that adage has always seemed to legitimately apply to Tommy Stinson. 1,291 more words