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Sled Island Festival (2008)

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Posted by quartermass
Mar 25, 2008 17:33:50 GMT -5
Check out the initial lineup for Calgary's second annual Sled Island festival. Fucking hell.

Wire
Of Montreal
Jonathan Richman
The Gutter Twins (Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan)
Jose Gonzales
RZA (Bobby Digital)
Mogwai
Scott Kannberg aka Spiral Stairs
No Age
Deerhunter
Dodos
Drive By Truckers
Extra Golden
Miss Murgatroid and Petra Hayden
Woodpigeon
Beans
Hot Little Rocket
The Broken West
Cave Singers
Wet Secrets
Pride Tiger
Portastatic
Headlights
Ramblin' Ambassadors
Bison
Mother Mother
Elizabeth
Modern Man
Luther Wright
Whitsundays
Elliot Brood
Carolyn Mark
Posted by freakystyley
Mar 26, 2008 3:30:24 GMT -5
..............
Posted by birdyben
Mar 26, 2008 10:07:08 GMT -5
good, he definitely meant good.
Posted by quartermass
Mar 26, 2008 11:28:33 GMT -5
freakystyley said:
quartermass said:
Check out the initial lineup for Calgary's second annual Sled Island festival. Fucking hell.

From that list, the only name that I recognize right off is Deerhunter, and I may be(probably am) thinking of the wrong thing...
Is your added "fucking hell" implying good or bad? haha


Really? I definitely meant it in a good way. And you definitely need to check into those headliners (Wire, Jonathan Richman (of the Modern Lovers fame), Mogwai, Of Montreal, No Age, Drive By Truckers - THE RZA!!!).

This lineup (for me) is actually way more exciting than Sasquatch - when I read that list I stopped breathing a little.
Posted by bobbyrisigliano
Mar 26, 2008 12:40:16 GMT -5
quartermass said:


Wire
Of Montreal
Jonathan Richman
The Gutter Twins (Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan)
Jose Gonzales
RZA (Bobby Digital)
Mogwai
Scott Kannberg aka Spiral Stairs
No Age
Deerhunter
Dodos
Drive By Truckers
Extra Golden
Miss Murgatroid and Petra Hayden
Woodpigeon
Beans
Hot Little Rocket
The Broken West
Cave Singers
Wet Secrets
Pride Tiger
Portastatic
Headlights
Ramblin' Ambassadors
Bison
Mother Mother
Elizabeth
Modern Man
Luther Wright
Whitsundays
Elliot Brood
Carolyn Mark


I have to admit Quartermass that this line-up even compared to last years kick some serious asses! I enjoyed your approach to the previous posted message stating your reasons for acts that your looking forward to. Not just attacking the lack of knowledge of the bands that the previous person had stated. But I guess that's just expected from the board mediator. I didn't know about many of the non-local bands other than "Said"headliners: Mogwai, Of Montreal, Wire, RZA. Come on Wu-Tang-4-Life. That show will be amazing I still think there will be some major additions. I was at the press conference. And it seemed that they were really playing up Scott Kannenberg's envolvement as curator. He said he was going to book at least 3 or 4 shows just himself. So that makes me think that he drumed on Broken Social Scene presents Kevin Drew's 'Spirit If...' and of course he also played in 'Pavement' with Stephan Malkmus. So him and 'The Jicks' are a possibility as well. Also 'Peaches' is going to have her Art exibit displayed during the festival. So that might only make sense that she makes an appearance. Also I saw on the cover of 'The Calgary Sun' that Feist was looking to play a major Calgary Festival? So those are a couple possibilities.
Posted by bobbyrisigliano
Mar 26, 2008 12:48:31 GMT -5
P.S. One more thing didn't see anywhere the conformation of the following bands: Ramblin' Ambassadors, Bison, hot little rocket?
Posted by quartermass
Mar 26, 2008 16:06:22 GMT -5
I started a Sled Island Board. I am really, really excited for this fest (if you couldn't tell!). sledisland.proboards81.com/index.cgi
Posted by freakystyley
Mar 26, 2008 16:06:37 GMT -5
bobbyrisigliano said:
I have to admit Quartermass that this line-up even compared to last years kick some serious asses! I enjoyed your approach to the previous posted message stating your reasons for acts that your looking forward to. Not just attacking the lack of knowledge of the bands that the previous person had stated. But I guess that's just expected from the board mediator.
Why would anyone attack my message because I haven't heard of many of the acts? I think the way he replied should be expected of everyone, not just a board mediator. :)
Anyways, I'll check out the acts and see what I think. If I like them, and I'm in Cgy at the time, then I look forward to seeing you both there!
Posted by bobbyrisigliano
May 1, 2008 11:49:58 GMT -5
Hello everybody. Well as per instruction from one of this festivals great organizers. 'Gary Powers'. I implore you to come check out the "Sled Island Message Boards" @ sledisland.proboards81.com/index.cgi
Its tons 'o' fun. Lets make this a great fest and start talking. Thanks
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Posted by Jewels
Feb 23, 2009 16:30:28 GMT -5
Anyone know if Sled is coming around for a third year? I missed the first two due to a wedding and having no one to go with (blasphemous, I know - my friends have no taste in music). I really have to suck it up and do things by myself if this is going to be the case this year.
Posted by bobbyrisigliano
Feb 24, 2009 1:22:59 GMT -5
It is coming back this year Jewels. Rumors hopefully to come this week. I'm on high advisory that Wilco may be headlining.
Posted by Jewels
Feb 25, 2009 21:36:13 GMT -5
^Thankyou! I'll keep checking the site, or better yet, leave you the responsibility of posting the message on here (I'm forgetful)
Wilco?!?!?! Good rumor!