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Sled Island day 3 recap

By Liv Ingram, June 27 2015 — The Avulsions, Acronyms, Susan, The Radiation Flowers — Tubby Dog Because of my aversion to paying a lot of money for something that by its nature should be inherently shitty, I have never eaten at Tubby Dog. I could never bring myself to pay $8 for a hot…

Sled Island Day 2 Recap

By Liv Ingram, June 26, 2015 — Big|Brave, Godspeed You! Black Emperor — Central United Church Day 2 of Sled Island 2015 was a colossal day for Calgary music fans, marking the first of two performances by the highly-anticipated Godspeed You! Black Emperor at Central United Church. The opening band, Big|Brave, hit the stage at…

Sled Island day 1 recap

By Liv Ingram, June 25, 2015— Feverfew, Hundred Waters, Son Lux — Central United Church Starting Sled Island with the Wednesday night show at Central United Church has become a tradition of mine. After Rhye brought down the house with a standing-room only set last year, I knew it was wise to arrive early. The…

Music festival showcases resurgent noise scene

By Jason Herring, June 4 2015 — Calgary’s Noise Daze Music Festival will return for its second year on June 12 and 13. The two-day festival, held at Civic on Third, aims to provide a venue for local experimental, ambient and shoegaze musicians to showcase their music. Shoegaze is a genre characterized by droning guitars…

Diplo brings Mad Decent Block Party to Calgary

By Liv Ingram, September 4, 2014 — Summer may be over, but the party’s just getting started. EDM renaissance man Diplo is bringing his touring dance music phenomenon, Mad Decent Block Party, to Calgary on Friday, Sept. 5. Now in its sixth year, what started as a street party in Philadelphia has grown into a…

On the Road to Shambhala

Two of the Gauntlet’s own are on the road to Shambhala. We’ve been annoying our colleagues all week with filthy drops whimpering from blown speakers, and it’s been a few years since either of us have been to the festival that goes from August 8–11. Four days of music. Four days of inevitable schedule clashes….

Shambhala returns for psychedelic forest romp

By Chris Adams, July 31, 2014 — Shambhala Music Festival has built a reputation as Western Canada’s top destination for electronic music over the course of 16 summers. Nestled on a ranch in the Kootenay mountains, Shambhala brings 10,000 people an hour’s drive south of Nelson on the second weekend of August. What started as…

Five acts not to miss at Calgary Folk Fest

By Sean Sullivan, July 24, 2014 — This weekend thousands of folk music fans will descend on Prince’s Island Park, running with their tarps to nab the best spots to sit and listen to some of the finest folk music the world has to offer. There’s a lot going on at Folk Fest, so to…

Sled Island hosts block party for electronic music fans

By Chris Adams, June 12, 2014 —  Sled Island Music and Arts Festival is upon us and Calgary’s electronic music lovers have plenty to be excited about. The East Village Block Party — co-hosted by East Village Calgary and Sled Island and curated by the Hifi Club — will bring electronic dance music’s underground tastemakers…

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