Sled Island: Daily Guide — Saturday
Finally, we come to the end of this amazing, grueling and sometimes even frightening marathon (especially for those who got a glimpse of Monotonix lead singer Levi “Ha Haziz” Elvis’s hairy ass last night at Dicken’s). We have shared some laughs, some drinks and truly some crazy shows. But wait, before you throw in the towel there is still a full-slate of music tonight. Sure, your hearing may be permanently shot and your body covered in bruises but before you know it Sled Island will be no more. With that in mind, here’s your Saturday guide.
Anybody who’s anybody will be at:
HiFi. Everyone’s favourite local scenester bar may only have one evening of Sled Island action but it sure is a good one. From psychadelic foursome Braids to the high-energy French group Malajube (you may not understand what they’re saying but is sure sounds good), be prepared to rock out late into the night.
Looking for a little local flavour?
X92.9 2008 Xposure winners at 11p.m. at Verns. Sure this trio of ladies can be a little scary at times with their intensity but bottom line they know how to put on a show. At the rate they are going, you should probably take in their set before they move on to bigger and better things.
Venue to settle in at
If rock longevity is what your chasing on this final day, then Broken City is the venue for you. This venue starts the earliest (Deformer, 11a.m.) and ends the latest (The Sharp Ends, 2:30 a.m.) Sure, there is a six hour gap between the morning and evening lineups, but hey, more time to get totally trashed.
What if I am sick of music?
The Market Collective runs until 5p.m. today at Ant Hill. Featuring life music and 5,000 square feet of merchandise and services, this may be the coolest addition of all to Sled Island 2009
This one is a dead heat between Tricky Woo and Holy Fuck at Verns and the Warehouse respectively. Both groups don’t quite understand the concept of holding back, so it will come down to your own personal liking. Here is a sample of each:
Three things to know before you go
1. The Monotonix show at Dicken’s was so out of control last night that the ceiling was ripped down and shattered into hundreds of pieces all over the floor. Needless to say, the party went on.
2. Mark Sultan earns the award for Sled Island endurance, putting on two shows as BBQ in King Khan & BBQ Show and another two on his own. Take some downtime now Sultan and enjoy the rest of the festival.
3. Not only did Zak Pashak and Co. line up over 250 bands they also secured 34 different venues. We end the Sled Island Daily Guides with a simple thank you for all of their efforts. Hopefully Sled Island ’10 will be even better, although it’s hard to imagine how.