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June 12, 2013
  Unpredictable SuunsPDF files may take a moment to load

Montreal rock band Suuns will be making their first Sled Island appearance this year at The Palomino on June 20.


Their stop at Sled Island comes during a long tour this summer to promote their latest album, Images du Futur which was released in March. The Suuns spent three weeks touring in Europe and the last couple of weeks in western Canada and the United States.


“We’ve already played well over 50 shows in the last three and a half months,” guitarist Joseph Yarmush says.


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June 12, 2013
  From psychedelic post-punk to folkPDF files may take a moment to load

Peace will be making their third Sled Island visit this year, performing at the Royal Canadian Legion No. 1 Branch on June 19 and at Tubby Dog on June 22. 


Frontman Dan Geddes says their sound has changed slightly over the years since they began in 2008.


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July 26, 2012
  Online Exclusive: Sled Island 2012 show reviewsPDF files may take a moment to load

<p>Since its debut in 2007, Sled Island has captured the hearts of audiences across Canada. This captivation is the result of many distinct parts: the amazing venues, talented musicians and local art all play role in making the festival what it is. Yet the thing that rules most about Sled Island is its simplicity — all you have to do is listen to music and have fun. For four (or so) days, a mob of bike riding festival attendees are dedicated followers of this simple mantra. If that isn’t the Calgarian dream, what is?</p>

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June 18, 2009
  The Gautlet's day-to-day picksPDF files may take a moment to load

Wednesday

Start your night off with Final Fantasy at Central United Church (7 p.m.)

Kick it off right with Final Fantasy's beautiful live show. The Central United Church is a gorgeous venue with acoustics to die for.

Local hip-hop at the Bamboo (9 p.m.)

Some of the greatest Calgary hip-hop acts, like Ricca Razor Sharp and Dragon Fli Empire, in one place. Park your ass right at the front.

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June 18, 2009
  Sled Island films show music in the mixPDF files may take a moment to load

Ever willing to expand its content for festival-goers, Sled Island has moved beyond its comfort zone again with an impressive film component curated by Jeanette Burman.

Burman, who previously organized the Show Us Your Shorts Film Festival, explains that there are a variety of flicks offered to both hungry film fans and those interested in aural delights.

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June 18, 2009
  Sidebar: Five things to do while on the islandPDF files may take a moment to load

1. Go to Tubby Dog. Look, if you're running around Calgary, you'll need some high fat food to get you through the day. Who knows if you can actually get the ubiquitous Tubby Dog when there's a show going on, but at least the place is licensed -- which you'll need if you're rocking out to Israeli brain-blasters Monotonix Friday, June 26.

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June 18, 2009
  Leisurely raft down the 'ol BowPDF files may take a moment to load

One of Calgary's best summer past times is a slow, leisurely rafting trip down the Elbow or Bow River. Hot Panda's guitarist/vocalist Chris Connelly is well aware of this relaxing activity and, if the weather is right, he says the Edmonton band hopes to find themselves lounging about on an inflatable dinghy before their Thursday, June 25 show at the Plaza.

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June 18, 2009
  Party, party, party hard with Andrew W.K.PDF files may take a moment to load

Andrew W.K. knew he finally hit the big time when he met face-to-face with one of Canada's most notorious celebrity interviewers -- Narduwuar the Human Serviette. Even before the famously nerdy journalist approached him for the interview, W.K. had admired him for years.

"I saw his videos in 1997 or '98 on a VHS copy that a friend of mine lent to me," says W.K. "I was just completely blown away; I had never seen anything like this. I had never seen anybody with this flavour -- it was just this entirely new flavour."

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June 18, 2009
  Slipping and sliding to Sled IslandPDF files may take a moment to load

Calgarians, buckle up for late nights, daily Tubby Dogs and a whole bunch of hearing loss. Sled Island is back this year and its rollicking line-up will make way for a procession of bleary-eyed hangovers -- such is the magic of the music festival.

Organizing a festival is a hair-pulling, ultra-stressful affair. To help blow off the steam after a hard day's night of trying to get Sled Island up and running, festival operations manager Sean Petsche and festival director Zak Pashak picked up Magic: the Gathering.

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