My dad just informed me that he bought me tickets to X-Fest in Calgary. Pretty sweet. Of all the bands playing (Jack White, Arctic Monkeys and Death Cab namely), none has me more excited than seeing the return of The Smalls. They were one of my favourite local bands way back when, and I still remember their final show at Mac Hall in 2001 like it was yesterday. Here's a link to their Wikipedia page if anyone is interested in checking them out, and I highly recommend checking them out it you like sludgy metal.