Canadian Music Festivals Part Two: Sled Island

In Canada, Celebrate Your Scene, Gigs, Montréal, New England, New Jersey, Worldwide on May 11, 2010 at 10:33 pm

While the topic of Canadian music festivals is out there (in the previous post on Pop Montreal 2010), BrooklynVegan has just posted an excellent overview of this years Sled Island Music & Film Festival. It’s going down at Olympic Plaza in Calgary, Alberta from June 30 to July 3 and by the looks of it, it’s going to be one of the best festivals of the summer. The full lineup is below but some of the highlights are: Black Lips, Braids, Built to Spill, Deerhoof, Dinosaur Jr., Fucked Up, Hollerado, Makeout Videotape, Nice Nice, Turbo Fruits, Ty Segall, Women, and Woodhands. It’s a pretty diverse lineup in style and origin, with bands coming from all over Canada and America, as well as Norway, Ireland, Sweden, and Denmark. I’m very much considering going up for it, especially since there aren’t any better NYC shows going on at the time (that have been announced yet, at least) and also since I’ll probably miss Braids in NYC since their show at Mercury Lounge is 21+, it could be my only chance to see them this summer. Plus, there’s enough good bands on the bill to make it worth the $17o+ general admission festival pass. There’s also all-access VIP passes available for $350+, if that’s more your thing. You can pick up festival passes here. If you can go, I strongly recommend it. Full lineup below the poster.

Sled Island 2010

Sled Island 2010 Complete Lineup

!!! (Brooklyn, NY) / The Albertans (Brooklyn, NY) / The Almighty Defenders (Beverly Hills) / Angelo Spencer et les Hauts Sommets (Olympia, WA) / Antipop Consortium (New York, NY) / Apollo Ghosts (Vancouver, BC) / Austin Lucas (Bloomington, IN) / Azeda Booth (Calgary, AB) / B-Lines (Vancouver, BC) / Babe Rainbow (Vancouver, BC) / Bart Davenport (Oakland, CA) / The Bash Brothers (Nanaimo, BC) / Beans (New York, NY) / Big Business (Los Angeles, CA) / Bikeland (Calgary, AB) / Bison B.C. (Vancouver, BC) / Black Lips (Atlanta, GA) / Black Magic Pyramid (Saskatoon, SK) / The Blind Shake (Minneapolis, MN) / Bloodshot Bill (Montreal, QC) / Bonnaventure James (Calgary, AB) / Boogie Monster (Vancouver, BC) / Box Elders (Omaha, NB) / The Boyfriends (Edmonton, AB) / Boys Who Say No (Toronto, ON) / Braids (Montreal, QC) / Brain Fever (Calgary, AB) / Brazilian Money (Edmonton, AB) / BrontoScorpio (Edmonton, AB) / The Bronx (Los Angeles, CA) / Built to Spill (Boise, ID) / By Divine Right (Toronto, ON) / C’mon (Toronto, ON) / Carpenter (Vancouver, BC) / Cavaliers! (Newmarket, ON) / Cave (Chicago, IL) / CEX (Baltimore, MA) / Chain and the Gang (Washington, DC) / Champion and his G-Strings (Montreal, QC) / Cheeseburger (Brooklyn, NY) / Christine Owman (Sweden) / Chuck Ragan (Gold Country, CA) / Cinister Cee (Calgary, AB) / Construction and Destruction (Halifax, NS) / Cope (Edmonton, AB) / Copilots (Vancouver, BC) / Cousins (Halifax, NS) / Crippled Children (?) / Deadhorse (Calgary, AB) / Deerhoof (San Francisco, CA) / Dinosaur Jr. (Amherst, MA) / DM Stith (Bloomington, IN) / The Donkeys (San Diego, CA) / The Dudes (Calgary, AB) / The Dutchess and the Duke (Seattle, WA) / economics (Saskatoon, SK) / El Mariachi Bronx (Los Angeles, CA) / The Envelopes Filled with Cash (Calgary, AB) / EquAzn (Calgary, AB) / The Famines (Edmonton, AB) / The Frequency (Los Angeles, CA) / Fist City (Lethbridge, AB) / FlyVillain (Newark, NJ) / FOONYAP and The Roar (Calgary, AB) / Freak Heat Waves (Medicine Hat, AB) / French Friar (Toronto, ON) / Friendo (Calgary, AB) / Fuck The Tundra (Edmonton, AB) / Fucked Up (Toronto, ON) / Gay Witch Abortion (Minneapolis, MN) / Ghost Bees (Halifax, NS) / Ghost Factory (Okotoks, AB) / Ghosts of The Land (Calgary, AB) / Ginsberg’s Inkling (Calgary, AB) / Girl Talk (Pittsburgh, PA) / Golden Triangle (Brooklyn, NY) / Goose (Edmonton, Alberta) / Greg Macpherson (Winnipeg, Manitoba) / Grown-Ups (Calgary, AB) / Gyre Spire & Spindle (Edmonton, AB) / Hamas (Calgary, AB) / Hard Drugs (Brooklyn, NY) / Headaches (Toronto, ON) / Hellshovel (Montreal, QC) / Hollerado (Manotick, ON) / Hot Panda (Edmonton, AB) / Hot Water Music (Gainesville, FL) / Impirical (Calgary, AB) / In Medias Res (Vancouver, BC) / In Vacuo (Alberta) / James Husband (Athens, GA) / Jane Vain (Montreal, QC) / JAZZ (Edmonton, AB) / jesús (Calgary, AB) / The Johnnys (Toronto, ON) / The Jolts (Vancouver, BC) / Key to the City (Calgary, AB) / The King Khan & BBQ Show (Montreal, QC) / Kobra and the Lotus (Calgary, AB) / Krang (Edmonton, AB) / Laura Barrett (Toronto, ON) / Les Savy Fav (Brooklyn, NY) / LET’S DANCE (Edmonton, AB) / Lorrie Matheson (Calgary, AB) / Makeout Videotape (Vancouver, BC) / Man Legs (Calgary, AB) / Manchild (Calgary, AB) / Thee Manipulators (Vancouver, BC) / Mantrakid (Comox, BC) / The Mants (Calgary, AB) / Mares of Thrace (Calgary, AB) / Mark Sultan (Montreal, QB) / Maylee Todd (Toronto, ON) / The Melvins (Los Angeles, CA) / Mico (Banff, AB) / Mini Mansions (Los Angeles, CA) / Minstrel Cycle (Calgary, AB) / Miranda Lee (Calgary, AB) / Mockingbird Wish Me Luck (Kitchener, ON) / Monkey (Calgary, AB) / Mount Analogue (Calgary, AB) / Mr Jonathan Toubin (New York, NY) / My Gold Mask (Chicago, IL) / Myelin Sheaths (Lethbridge, AB) / MYTHS (Vancouver, BC) / Nice Nice (Portland, OR) / Night Committee (Calgary, AB) / NoMeansNo (Vancouver, BC) / North of America (Halifax, NS) / Northcote (Regina, SK) / nR (Calgary, AB) / Nü Sensae (Vancouver, BC) / The Nymphets (Montreal, QC) / Odawas (Berkeley, CA) / The Pack A.D. (Vancouver, BC) / Panther (Portland, OR) / Party at The Moontower (Vancouver, BC) / Passenger Action (Edmonton, AB) / Past Lives (Seattle, WA) / Peace (Vancouver, BC) / Pete Meadows (Montreal, QC) / The Poly Shores (Calgary, AB) / The Posies (Seattle, WA) / Priestess (Montreal, QC) / Profound Sound (Vancouver, BC) / The Provincial Archive (Edmonton, AB) / Quintron and Miss Pussycat (New Orleans, LA) / Radians (Lethbridge, AB) / Rah Rah (Regina, SK) / Red Cedar (Vancouver, BC) / Ricca Razor Sharp (Calgary, AB) / Ruddy Guy (?) / Rum Runner (Calgary, AB) / Savk (Calgary, AB) / Seizure Salad (Calgary, AB) / Sharp Ends (Calgary, AB) / Shep & DJ Stilz (Vancouver, BC) / Shout Out Out Out Out (Edmonton, AB) / Signals (Los Angeles, CA) / Silje Nes (Bergen, Norway) / Slam Dunk (Victoria, BC) / Sleepy Sun (San Francisco, CA) / Slim Cessna’s Auto Club (Denver, CO) / So Cow (Tuam, Ireland) / Southeast Engine (Athens, OH) / Spastic Panthers (Calgary, AB) / Spookey Ruben (Toronto, ON) / SSRIs (Vancouver, BC) / Stalwart Sons (Calgary, AB) / St. Giles (Edmonton, AB) / Sugar and Gold (San Francisco, CA) / Super Nice Bros (Mobile, AL) / Ted Leo and The Pharmacists (Bloomfield, NJ) / Tension Slips (Calgary, AB) / The Thermals (Portland, OR) / The Throwaways (Calgary, AB) / The Thulls (Calgary, AB) / Topless Mongos (Calgary, AB) / Touch and Nato (Edmonton, AB) / Trigger Effect (Montreal, QC) / Turbo Fruits (Nashville, TN) / Ty Segall (San Francisco, CA) / Tyvek (Detroit, MI) / Unnatural Helpers (Seattle, WA) / Valleys (Montreal, QC) / Weird Shits (Les Drague Mothers) (Calgary, AB) / White Lung (Vancouver, BC) / Wild Choir (New York, NY) / WhoMadeWho (Copenhagen, Denmark) / Why? (Cincinnati, OH) / Women (Calgary, AB) / Woodhands (Toronto, ON) / Woodpigeon (Calgary, AB) / Wyzaker (Calgary, AB) / Young Ones (Calgary, AB)


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