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June 19, 2008
  Sled Island 2008: Young and SexyPDF files may take a moment to load

Lindsay Lohan is young and still sort of sexy. Zac Efron is young and ridiculously sexy. Vancouver baroque-poppers Young and Sexy aren't really like their namesake, despite the attempts of a ravenous press to make them seem like it.

Before Young and Sexy existed as a band, vocalist Lucy Brain and singer/guitarist Paul Pittman were in a relationship. They've been broken up for almost 12 years now, yet Pittman says that it's one of the most frequently asked questions by the press, much to the group's chagrin.

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June 19, 2008
  Sled Island 2008: Joze GonzalesPDF files may take a moment to load

Modern folk music is dominated by the acoustic guitar. It’s so emblematic of folk that Bob Dylan was called Judas in the Manchester Free Trade Hall because he dared to switch to the electric guitar. Unlike the traditional singer-songwriter, Jose Gonzalez replaces the acoustic guitar with the nylon-stringed classical guitar. Walking on the streets of his native Sweden, he explains the decision to use such a seemingly non-traditional western folk instrument.

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June 19, 2008
  Sled Island 2008: Wet SecretsPDF files may take a moment to load

Lyle Bell has all kinds of secrets, most of them dry. He’s in three Edmonton bands, including the Juno-nominated Shout Out Out Out Out. He has a fiancée. He also can’t grow a moustache, something that would disappoint people who might listen to the lead single off the Wet Secrets’ debut album Rock Fantasy titled, “Grow Your Own Fucking Moustache, Asshole.”

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June 19, 2008
  Sled Island 2008: Ghost BeesPDF files may take a moment to load

The subject of death and dying is often a road less traveled. The notion of stepping into the astral plan can conjure up feelings of loss, pain, pride and uncertainty, leaving the entire concept of dying and the connections we have to those who died as certainly an unsettling one. Despite this-or maybe because of it-there seems to be an undying fascination with what can be described as the final phase of typical human development. Sari Lightman of the Halifax outfit Ghost Bees sees death as just that.

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June 19, 2008
  Sled Island 2008: Rich AucoinPDF files may take a moment to load

In 1973, Pink Floyd released their infamous album, Dark Side of the Moon. Soon after, claims surfaced that one could listen to their offering along to the cinematic classic The Wizard of Oz and the songs would have uncanny synchronization to the film. The band denies, to this day, that the phenomenon was intentional, popularizing the notion of apophenia, the experience of seeing patterns or similarities in unrelated data.

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