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Sled Island Lineup-Woot Woot!!

Posted in Music, Music Festivals with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2008 by attemptedmustache

Calgary’s Sled Island Festival released it’s 2008 lineup yesterday, and things are looking up for all the cow-folk in cowtown.

Although the full lineup has yet to be completely unveiled (May 1st), this is a pretty good start!
Artists attending thus far include:

RZA (Bobby Digital), Mogwai, Of Montreal, Wire, Drive-by Truckers, Jose Gonzales, Extra Golden, Gutter Twins, Beans, Jonathan Richman, The Dodos, Pride Tiger, Wet Secrets, Carolyn Mark, Elliot Brood, Deerhunter, Headlights, Miss Muragatroid & Petra Haden, Portastatic, Scott Kannenberg (former ‘Pavement’ gutarist/ Guest Festival Curator/ Founder of ‘Preston School of Industry/ Spiral Stairs/ Childhood friend of Stephan Malkmus, could he be booked?), Whitsundays, Luther Wright, Woodpidgeon, Mother Mother, Modern Man, Broken West, No Age, American Music Club, Elizabeth, Women, The CaveSingers.

Possible Rumors Include:

Stephan Malkmus and the Jicks, Peaches, Broken Social Scene, Feist, Corb Lund,Black Mountain, She and Him, The Kills

Sled Island will take place June 25-28th at the Shaw Millenium Park (Calgary, AB). And I have a sneaking suspicion that it is going to totally blow the up-and-coming Virgin Music Fest out of the water! Here’s hoping!! I’d rather attend a Festival that showcases local talent before another that is supported by giant corporations, and headed by some billionaire asshole who consistently forgets to shave. But…for the record… I’ll probably go to both.

June is pretty much slotted to be the best month of the year, if you’re living in Calgary!

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Pemberton Festival-Canadians Can Rock-out to more than just Nickelback

Posted in Music, Music Festivals, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2008 by attemptedmustache

Yeah… Pemberton sounds like some small English town that might house a Castle made entirely out of Mentos.. but, it sure ain’t.. it’s a little redneck town just outside of Whistler, British Columbia and it plans to be the future site of a very very cool Canadian Music Festival.

So if you’re like me, you’ve likely gotten far too accustomed to migrating 1000s of miles across the continent to catch acts you’d never see in Alberta, Canada. So… let Pemberton cut down your travel time by a couple days (though that might cut the fun in half too–if you’re a lover of the road trip).

The 2008 Pemberton Music Festival includes these amazing acts:

Coldplay, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Nine Inch Nails, Jay-Z, Flaming Lips, Interpol, Death Cab For Cutie, The Tragically Hip, Serj Tankian, My Morning Jacket, Metric, Sam Roberts Band, Vampire Weekend, Black Mountain, Minus The Bear, Wintersleep, Buck 65, Secret Machines, MGMT, Brazillian Girls, SIA, Fiery Furnaces, Mates of State, The Airborne Toxic Event, Carolina Liar, Grand Ole Party, Monte Negro, Low Vs Diamond, Annie Stela, The Crystal Method, DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist, Junkie XL, David Seaman, Booka Shade, MSTRKRFT, M.A.N.D.Y., Tommie Sunshine, Chromeo, Deadmau5, 3 OH! 3, Kevin Shiu, Timeline, Tony Pantages

The Festival is set for July 25-27 in Pemberton, B.C

Tickets go on sale Friday March 28th and can be found HERE!

And talk about the perfect place to have a concert, this place looks like a magical fairy land!!