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Sled Island: Woodpigeon soaring to new heights

After tons of time spent touring across Europe, Woodpigeon, led by Mark Andrew Hamilton return to a festival close the group’s heart. Hamilton recently spoke with The Reflector: Reflector: Woodpigeon is quite popular in...

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Sled Island: Men of many moustaches, little clothing

Add together six moustaches, three Israeli men, three Calgary shows, and you’ve got Tel Aviv’s Monotonix plus Calgary’s Sled Island festival. Doesn’t seem proportionate? Take drummer “Bonanza” Haggai Fershtman’s word for it. If he...

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Sled Island: Dude going it alone

Being in the band that rules the Calgary indie-rock scene isn’t enough for Bob Quaschnick, the Dudes’ guitarist — he wants to prove he can go it alone, too. Quaschnick, one of the creative...

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Sled Island: Journey back in time with AMGC

Guitarist and vocalist Bob Keelaghan admits that much of the younger crowd known to grace Sled Island venues will be unfamiliar with the inspiration behind his music. In fact few of the people that...

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Sled Island: Daily Guide — Thursday

Hopefully you have shaken off the hangover from Night 1 of Sled Island (or at least gotten re-drunk to rid yourself of that pesky headache) because Thursday night is action-packed to say the least....

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Sled Island: Ambassadors to all

The next time Quentin Tarantino is putting one of his film soundtracks together, he should call up the Ramblin’ Ambassadors. “I think Tarantino really shares some similar tastes with us — like “Pulp Fiction,”...

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Sled Island: Tigers on the prowl

Seamless integration and fluid, catchy melodies are likely the elements that stick out when first listening to Vancouver-based septet Fond of Tigers, however, guitarist and band leader Stephen Lyons admits that a great deal...

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Sled Island: Daily Guide — Wednesday

While some of you may have ventured out on Tuesday to the soft-opening of Sled Island ’09, (Loads of Twitter posts suggest the 3rd annual Poster Show at ArtLife was awesome!) there’s no denying...