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Sled Island: DJ Quik, Mike Watt, Japan's MONO and Shonen Knife and cult favourites Simply Saucer among acts added to lineup

Sled Island has announced another round of underground cult favourites for its lineup, including punk icon Mike Watt, West Coast hip-hop act DJ Quik and Japan’s MONO. 134 more words


Converge, Low, Land of Talk and Hailu Mergia among first acts announced for Sled Island

Judging by the first wave of acts announced Tuesday afternoon for the Sled Island Music & Arts Festival, Calgary’s favourite celebration of left-of-the-dial music will be burrowing even deeper into the musical underground in its 11th year. 396 more words


Flying Lotus named Sled Island guest curator

Experimental musician Flying Lotus has been announced as the guest curator for The Sled Island Music & Arts Festival.

The Los Angeles DJ and rapper joins the ranks of Peaches, Godspeed You! 52 more words


Toronto blues-rockers catl hoping to avoid disaster with Femme Wave appearance

If the skies darken, the Earth shudders, volcanoes awaken, mountains crumble, and the oceans rise, no the end is likely not nigh. (Although recent occurrences might dispute that …) 843 more words


Winnipeg's Duotang ready to resume their career in the embrace of the Calgary music community

The beginning, the middle, the end and the new beginning.

Calgary has played an integral role in all aspects of the career of Winnipeg bass and drum twosome Duotang. 1,068 more words


Calgary electro act Melted Mirror organically imbue their debut Borderzone with humanity

It seems an odd but telling thing, that the word and theme of “organic” should hold such a central role in a conversation with Melted Mirror. 952 more words