It’s Sled Island week. For those of you that don’t know what Sled Island is, Sled Island is a Calgary music/film/art/comedy festival June 20th-23rd. I am not big into Stampede; I try to get out of town during that time. Getting to work take double the amount of time, and it seems like all self-respect is tossed out the window. I heard a story about a guy that was getting a spray tan to be ready for Stampede, and he took his wedding ring off, “it’s not cheating, its stampeding.” Plus it is hard enough to get a damn cab in this town.
Sled Island creates a unity in the community that gives you warm fuzzes all over. The amount of people you get to meet, and you get to reconnect with friends that you haven’t seen for a while, and on top of that you are encouraged to ride your bike everywhere and anywhere. The music selection is top notch, the venues are the best Calgary has to offer and the fun is endless.
Here are my picks to check out, don’t let your head explode because there is a buttload for music in this city over the next four days.
Get your Sled On!
The Antlers at The Republik
Timber Timber at Theater Junction Grand
Gavin McInnes at The Auburn
Willis Earl Beal at The Ironwood
Feist/Timber Timber/Wake Owl at The Olympic Plaza
Thurston Moore at The Theater Junction Grand
Hooded Fang at Dicken’s
Craig Finn at The Pal
Young Empire at HiFi
Slam Dunk at the Ship
Andrew Wk at The Legion
And also check out Humans when they roll through town!
Check out as much as you can! Hit the food trucks, drink some Mill Street, bike, give the rain the finger, make some new friends, and hug your old ones!
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