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sledisland

The 2012 edition of Calgary, Alberta festival Sled Island is set to take place from June 20-23 at venues throughout the city. This year includes over 200 bands performing at 30 venues plus a large comedy schedule, film screenings, and art shows.

Sled Island 2012 will once again use outdoor venue Olympic Plaza as its main stage, featuring performances by Feist, The Hold Steady, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, The Dudes, Shabazz Palaces, Parlovr, and others.

Acts including Russian Circles, Hot Snakes, The Antlers, Boris, Thurston Moore, Willis Earl Beal, Trust, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Terry Malts, Neil Hamburger, How To Dress Well, The Evaporators (aka Nardwuar's band), DJ Jonathan Toubin, Hannibal Buress, Andrew W.K., Tim Heidecker, Archers of Loaf, and many more will be performing at various bars and venues. Check out the full lineup at the bottom of this post.

Festival passes, individual tickets for some clubs shows, and tickets for the Olympic Plaza events only are all on sale. The full festival schedule iwill be announced in June.

Full lineup and 2012 festival trailer below...

Continue reading "Feist, Stephen Malkmus, The Hold Steady and lots more playing Calgary's Sled Island Festival (full line-up)"

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Ganglians - Jungle (MP3)

Grave Babies
Grave Babies

Seattle's Grave Babies' current U.S tour is rolling through town and the band plays Death by Audio tonight (9/13) and Cake Shop tomorrow (9/14). Both shows are with fellow Seattle-ites Perpetual Ritual, and all upcoming dates are at the bottom of this post.

As their name might imply, Grave Babies are on the darker side of things, kind of like a blown-out scuzz rock version of '80s goth (Sisters of Mercy, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Clan of Xymox). There's some strong melodies buried under all that intentionally bad production. The band have been kicking around for a couple years but have a new single out on Hardly Art that you can stream at the bottom of this post.

Tonight's show at DBA is a pretty good one, also featuring Brooklyn's Xray Eyeballs who, as you may have read, are playing the Sub Pop/Hardly Art CMJ showcase at Mercury Lounge on October 20. (Tickets are on sale now.) They also have a new single on Hardly Art, "Sundae," that's streamable at the bottom of this post.

Ganglians
Ganglians

Tonight's DBA show also features a "secret guest" who can now be revealed -- and not just hinted at -- as Sacramento, CA's Ganglians who played the Rock Shop last night. Ganglians' new album Still Living came out on Lefse at the end of August and is a step forward, musically, from 2009's Woodsist-released Monster Head Room. Album track "Jungle" (downloadable above) is a good example of their poppy, dreamy, distinctly West Coast sound.

Grave Babies' show Wednesday at Cake Shop also has K-Holes and Population 1280. Tour dates and streaming songs are after the jump.

Continue reading "Grave Babies on tour, in NYC for 2 shows, one w/ 'secret guest' Ganglians (dates)"

DOWNLOAD: Gem Club - "Twins" (MP3)

J. Mascis at Hammerstein Ballroom in August (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
J. Mascis

Sub Pop/Hardly Art are presenting Lamefest II: Eclectic Boogaloo (aka their 2011 CMJ showcase) at Mercury Lounge on October 20. The lineup includes J. Mascis, Still Corners, Jacuzzi Boys, Gem Club, Xray Eyeballs, and special guests. Tickets go on sale Friday (9/9) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (9/7) at noon. Update: Here are the set times:

Special Guests- 1am
J Mascis - 12am
Still Corners - 11pm
Memoryhouse - 10pm
Jacuzzi Boys - 9pm
Gem Club - 8pm
XRay Eyeballs- 7pm
You can also catch Xray Eyeballs nine days later opening for Black Lips at Webster Hall (10/29). Davila 666 are also on the bill. Tickets are still available. They also play Death by Audio on September 13 with Grave Babies, Perpetual Ritual, and a "secret guest that have some monster head room." In possibly related news, Ganglians play the Rock Shop one night earlier.

Gem Club also play Glasslands on September 30 with Youth Lagoon and Gardens & Villa. They've recently released a new track, "Twins," off their upcoming LP Breakers. Grab an MP3 of that track above.

Jacuzzi Boys also play a Hardly Art CMJ party at 285 Kent on October 21 and the Bruise Cruise CMJ show on October 22. Venue and full lineup TBA.

Still Corners recently made a video for "Cuckoo." Check that out along with all dates below...

Continue reading "Sub Pop CMJ showcase announced (J Mascis & Still Corners included), Xray Eyeballs playing other shows too (dates)"