The Reflector

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Stampede: Rain falls on sneak-a-peek

Photographer Aris Aristorenas was on the scene for Stampede’s test run Thursday night as Seventh Rain amd Mariana’s Trench opened 2009’s version of the Coke Stage quite nicely. Fitting to the opening band’s name,...

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Marching to beat of his own didgeridoo

It’s only hours before he takes the stage in Houston, TX, to kick off the North American leg of his Dark Shades of Blue tour, and a soft-spoken Xavier Rudd sits in his hotel...

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Destination: Sled Island

With more than 250 bands playing in over 30 venues across Calgary over the course of four nights, Sled Island ’09 looks poised to build on the success it has established in its first...

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Sled Island: Woodhands duo dominates Lord Nelson

Reflector photographer and reporter Lindsay Stewart was in attendance as Toronto’s synthetic-pop duo Woodhands closed out night three at Lord Nelson. Below is an interview and hangout session she conducted with the band and...

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Sled Island: Women play it cool

If you ask most musicians what they look for in a band name, they might describe something that’s unique and original, or catchy to the ear and eye. If you ask Pat Flegel, you’ll...

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Sled Island: Main event takes over Olympic Plaza

Seven hours of performances helped take Sled Island into new territory Friday night. Festival organizer Zak Pashak and others worked tirelessly to lock down the Olympic Plaza venue and it finally came time for...