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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Calgary band Miesha and The Spanks revved up and ready for motorin' with Stranger EP

It was formalized as most healthy, lasting relationships are.

At a swim-up bar at a resort in Mexico.

That’s where Calgary’s Miesha Louie received news just over a year ago from her at-the-time drummer — or The Spanks, as her seemingly constantly changing bandmate and skin-basher is known — Emelia Lovink that she’d have to tender her resignation as she was moving to Victoria. 945 more words

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