Tagged: festival

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Folk Fest: 30 years and going strong

Surely after 30 years a music festival is bound to become stale and outdated, right? Well judging by the flurry of activity already going on down at Prince’s Island Park, the Calgary Folk Fest...

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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: 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...

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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: 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: 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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Summer heats up at Sled Island

In only two years, Sled Island has firmly established itself as Calgary’s coolest summer festival, a mini version of Texas’s South by Southwest festival that balances music, art, and film from both local and...