Tags » Sled Island

Sled Island showed how useful cycling can be in Calgary

If you were lucky enough to be at Sled Island last week, you had to be struck by two things (other than the music). One, the weather was absolutely, perfectly, almost unbelievably gorgeous this year. 437 more words


Shelter from the Storm.

“You picture in your sympathy their life of only pain
And unlike you and what you do they have never tasted fame
Be careful with your presumptions brought on by another’s dress… 810 more words


2014 music festival deaths prompt national safety recommendations

With music festivals and large gatherings like the Stampede on the horizon this summer in Calgary and the rest of Canada, a report on Thursday by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse puts forth new recommendations to prevent alcohol and drug-related harm during these events. 649 more words

Local News

Shelter From the Storm: Songwriting project debuts as part of Sled Island

The night that 25-year-old Jordan Williams broke into an old camper to catch a few hours of sleep was one he’ll never forget. Upon being discovered by the owner the next morning, he was chased down the road like a felon, Williams recalls. 642 more words

Local News

Norway's Jaga Jazzist continue their confounding sonic trip with Starfire

Experimental. Electro. Dance. Psych. Ambient. World. And of course jazz.

At one time, in various degrees and combinations Norwegian veterans Jaga Jazzist have found themselves described as such.  690 more words


5 things to do this weekend in Calgary

Sled Island (Until Sunday, June 28)

It’s impossible to leave the all-encompassing music festival off the list this weekend. The tickets to Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Ice Age are sold out (you can still get in with a pass), but you can still grab individual tickets to everything else this weekend, including the Olympic Plaza spectacular featuring Television, Drive Like Jehu, Viet Cong, King Tuff, Ex Hex, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and Shaani Cage… 398 more words

Local Arts

Sled Island: A look inside four days of visual art in Calgary

Whether it’s music, sculptures or a graphic novel scavenger hunt, there are a lot of things you wouldn’t normally see in Calgary during Sled Island. 851 more words