• Sled Island 2009

    29 Jun 2009, 22:24 by petitecornichon

    Wed 24 Jun – Sled Island 2009

    So I saw a tonne of shows this year, and I was beyond happy with what I saw. I definitely witnessed some of the best shows I've ever seen. Here's a quick rundown of some (but not all) of my Sled Island experience for 2009.

    Wednesday, June 24, 2009

    Final Fantasy - This was a pretty early show so I unfortunately missed Fond of Tigers, but made it in time to catch Slim Twig. It was kind of a boring performance, but the venue definitely made it worse for me. Only sitting on a wooden church pew can make good music intolerable, and apparently god hasn't heard of air conditioning, or fans. It was hot as fuck in there. Final Fantasy put on an amazing show though. I have rarely seen a on-man-show this captivating. Owen Pallett is a master. Brilliant show.

    Thursday, June 25, 2009

    I was torn between two shows on this evening. Choice A: go to the Distillery and see The Coathangers, These Arms Are Snakes, and Monotonix…
  • Sled Island 2009

    28 Jun 2009, 07:49 by philipclaxton

    Wed 24 Jun – Sled Island 2009

    This year I saw: Fond of Tigers, Slim Twig, Final Fantasy, Knots, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Woodpigeon, and Mount Eerie.

    Venue: All of these shows were at the Central United Church on 7th ave.

    Fond of Tigers
    A post rock act which took full advantage of a violin, trumpet, and not one, but two drum kits, along with guitar and bass. I thought this was a very interesting preformance, it reminded me a lot of Bell Orchestre. Anyone who has looked at my last.fm charts knows that I'm a huge fan of the post-rock genre, and I feel that given time this band will become one of my favourites.

    Slim Twig
    This is not music. When this man came on stage and start to scream like a crazy person I found it difficult to avoid laughing, and a quick glance around the room told me that I was not the only one.

    Final Fantasy
    Owen Pallett is a musical genius. This was a flawless concert, and the only show I've ever seen where I actually wanted the performace to continue long after the encore. …