M. WARD With special guest Samantha Savage Smith Monday, June 18 Commonwealth Bar & Stage, Calgary 18+ / General Admission Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:00pm Facebook Presale: Thu, April 26 at 10am – 10pm Password: TUNE Public on [...]
With special guest Samantha Savage Smith
Monday, June 18
Commonwealth Bar & Stage, Calgary
18+ / General Admission
Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:00pm
Facebook Presale: Thu, April 26 at 10am – 10pm
Public on Sale: Fri, April 27 at 10am
Get Tickets: https://livemu.sc/2HqisfE
Tickets: $40.00 (Incl. GST) + s/c
-M. Ward Online-
(Monday) 8:00 pm
Wednesday, June 20 at Commonwealth Doors at 8:00pm MST Tickets $25 ($29.25 including fees and GST) Passes: http://www.sledisland.com/passes When Dominic Maker and Kai Campos first started making music as Mount Kimbie in 2008, the duo [...]
Wednesday, June 20 at Commonwealth
Doors at 8:00pm MST
Tickets $25 ($29.25 including fees and GST)
When Dominic Maker and Kai Campos first started making music as Mount Kimbie in 2008, the duo took the glitchy dance strains of UK dubstep and put them together with IDM, drone and R&B to create something brand new. Releasing their first album Crooks and Lovers in 2010 to critical acclaim, Maker and Campos quickly became known for what would eventually be called “post-dubstep,” a genre fully-realized on their 2013 follow-up album for esteemed label Warp, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth.
A return in 2017 found what originally started as a dance music-adjacent electronic project flourishing into a full band on Love What Remains, an album where Maker and Campos embrace the motorik rhythms and hypnotic repetition of krautrock to produce their most moving music yet. Their evolution hasn’t been limited to the studio, either—now a live quartet, a whole new dimension of dynamic tension is part and parcel for a Mount Kimbie live show.
(Wednesday) 9:00 pm
Thursday, June 21 at Commonwealth Bar & Stage Doors at 8:30pm MST w/ Mob Bounce, Snotty Nose Rez Kids and guests Tickets $20 ($23.60 including fees and GST) 18+ Passes: http://www.sledisland.com/passes Lido Pimienta With the 2017 Polaris [...]
Thursday, June 21 at Commonwealth Bar & Stage
Doors at 8:30pm MST
w/ Mob Bounce, Snotty Nose Rez Kids and guests
Tickets $20 ($23.60 including fees and GST)
With the 2017 Polaris Music Prize under her belt, Lido Pimienta explodes into the unknown with unstoppable conviction. It was her Spanish-language album La Papessa, written and produced on her own after the dissolution of her marriage to producer Michael Ramey, that earned her the coveted Canadian music prize. The queer, Indigenous Afro-Colombian songwriter drew inspiration from tarot mythology through the high priestess (La Papessa) to summon the power she needed to move forward creatively. She has an unwavering ability to evolve and be herself, all while doing what she can to include those without a microphone.
By the age of 13 she had already fronted hardcore bands, cementing her commitment to outsider thinking and activism. This morphed into an interest in trip-hop as she immersed herself in music as a teenager, setting the stage for her current lush electronic sound. Her immigration to Canada to escape civil war in Colombia eventually led to a debut album release in 2010 and a degree earned in Art Criticism before the release of La Papessa.
Today, she continues to be an outspoken force advocating for underground music scenes to confront their frequent exclusion of people of colour and women. With killer synth, snappy basslines and a bold voice, Pimienta offers a celebration and a call to action in her music. Although sometimes criticized for her unapologetic approach to activism, she never backs down, following her fierce heart and rising us all up in the process.
Mob Bounce is an “Alter-Native Hip-Hop” duo made up of Heebz The Earthchild and The Northwest Kid. Lyrically, they draw on their Gitxsan, Cree and Metis heritage while tearing apart the status quo. Their rhymes hit that much harder when backed by their thunderous blend of heavy electronic styles.
Snotty Nose Rez Kids
Snotty Nose Rez Kids are a hip-hop duo from the Haisla Nation, who currently reside in Vancouver, BC. With kicking beats and searing rhymes, they take on subjects ranging from life on a reservation to acts of rebellion. Collaborators of other Sled Island acts like Mob Bounce and Ziibiwan, SNRK are part of a wave of fearsome Indigenous artists who refuse to be ignored.
(Thursday) 9:30 pm
Mint Records and Sled Island present: The Mint Records Free Day Party! Friday, June 22nd at Commonwealth Bar & Stage Doors at 1:30 2:00pm - Bridal Party https://bridalparty.bandcamp.com/ 2:45pm -
The Mint Records Free Day Party!
Friday, June 22nd at Commonwealth Bar & Stage
Doors at 1:30
2:00pm – Bridal Party
2:45pm – Supermoon
3:30pm – Faith Healer
—–> SNACK BREAK <—–
4:30pm – Peach Kelli Pop
5:15pm – DUMB
6:00pm – lié
(Friday) 1:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Tooth Blackner Presents Mo Kenney with Guests Thursday June 28, 2018 Doors 7 pm Show 8 pm Commonwealth Bar & Stage With her third album, The Details, [...]
With her third album, The Details, Mo Kenney traces her own strange, devastating, and ultimately hopeful trip through the trials and tribulations of booze-fuelled breakdowns, clouds of depression, and disintegrating relationships. On each of its 14 tracks, she unflinchingly confronts her annihilation and eventual redemption, leaving nothing out. The concept album is her most personal and cohesive work to date—combining elements of bruising rock ’n’ roll, vivid psychedelia, and haunting, left-of-the-dial pop, Kenney navigates the darkest waters in her life with self-deprecation, genuine soul-baring, and typical black humour. It opens with a calm before the storm as the eerie sadness of “Cat’s Not a Cake”—about splitting a beloved pet in half as a relationship falls apart—provides a deceptively gentle beginning to a ride that swiftly steers into self-destruction.
(Thursday) 7:00 pm