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    Default Thee Oh Sees/Tim Hecker curating Sled Island Fest 2013

    I might have to make a trip up there...

    Curated by Tim Hecker & John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees
    June 19 - 22 at 30+ venues in Calgary, Alberta

    First Wave of 2013 Headliners Announced!

    We're absolutely thrilled to announce our first wave of headliners for the 2013 edition of the festival. The initial line-up includes: legendary proto-shoegazers The Jesus and Mary Chain, epic instrumental post-rockers Explosions In The Sky, the Calgary debut of critically acclaimed experimental rockers Swans, Divine Fits, the indie rock supergroup featuring members of Spoon and Wolf Parade, national treasures the Joel Plaskett Emergency, wild crooner Mac DeMarco, the Polaris Music Prize-nominated solo horn player Colin Stetson, charismatic veterans of scuzz blues, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and the heavily buzzed post-hardcore band Metz. These artists will join performances by the previously announced Sled Island 2013 guest curators: influential sound artist Tim Hecker and John Dwyer, with his psych-tinged, Krautrock-inspired garage band, Thee Oh Sees. Giddy as we are to see these 11 headliners and more than 250 other bands, filmmakers, artists and comedians?
    The Jesus and Mary Chain
    Explosions in the Sky
    Swans
    Divine Fits
    Joel Plaskett Emergency
    Colin Stetson
    Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
    Mac DeMarco
    Metz


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    Keeping my eye on this. Could be amazing.

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    Default Re: Thee Oh Sees/Tim Hecker curating Sled Island Fest 2013

    I need to go this year. I hear it's a blast. Great initial lineup too.

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    I went last year and it is definitely a great festival. Relatively easily to get into venues (all you have to do is show up early when doors open and get a stamp) and pretty much every venue (with the exception of a handful) is within 20 minutes of walking distance. This initial line up is great and I look forward to see who else is performing.
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    Default Re: Thee Oh Sees/Tim Hecker curating Sled Island Fest 2013

    K well that's all the convincing I needed. I bought a pass. Should be a great week!

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    Default Re: Thee Oh Sees/Tim Hecker curating Sled Island Fest 2013

    Nice! Make sure you check out the shows during the day too. Tons of great stuff happens during the day. One of my favourite places to check out day shows was Tubby Dog. An incredible hot dog + bands? Can't go wrong there.
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    I took my niece this year and it was her first Coachella. It was so fun to see it through her eyes. She thought it felt like a magical scene from Shreck. The one where all the fairy tale creatures meet for the first time in Shreck's swamp.

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    Default Re: Thee Oh Sees/Tim Hecker curating Sled Island Fest 2013

    I've always wanted to see a show in Tubby Dog. The band must take up half the restaurant.

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    Default Re: Thee Oh Sees/Tim Hecker curating Sled Island Fest 2013

    Pretty much. They usually get either punk, hip-hop, or sloppy garage rock bands to play Tubby Dog too, so the place usually turns into a sweaty mess. One of the shows I saw there last year felt like a Black Lips show. The place actually got so packed they stopped selling Hot Dogs while the bands were playing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatinisbad View Post
    I took my niece this year and it was her first Coachella. It was so fun to see it through her eyes. She thought it felt like a magical scene from Shreck. The one where all the fairy tale creatures meet for the first time in Shreck's swamp.

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    Default Re: Thee Oh Sees/Tim Hecker curating Sled Island Fest 2013

    30+ venues? damn.

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    Default Re: Thee Oh Sees/Tim Hecker curating Sled Island Fest 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Y0UNGBL00D View Post
    30+ venues? damn.
    Like I said earlier...

    Quote Originally Posted by rage patton View Post
    I went last year and it is definitely a great festival. Relatively easily to get into venues (all you have to do is show up early when doors open and get a stamp) and pretty much every venue (with the exception of a handful) is within 20 minutes of walking distance. This initial line up is great and I look forward to see who else is performing.
    Its really not that difficult to see all the acts you want to see. A good number of the acts you want to see will play 2 or 3 sets as well. Boris ended up playing 4 sets last year. 2 billed as Boris, 1 billed as "Special Guests," and 1 completely unbilled performance.
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    And it's been long established that Chris hates fun.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hatinisbad View Post
    I took my niece this year and it was her first Coachella. It was so fun to see it through her eyes. She thought it felt like a magical scene from Shreck. The one where all the fairy tale creatures meet for the first time in Shreck's swamp.

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    Default Re: Thee Oh Sees/Tim Hecker curating Sled Island Fest 2013

    I have people I want to visit in Calgary, so I am eyeing this as a possibility for next year. Nice to hear all the positive reports. It sounds a lot like NXNE. Sounds like they don't announce any names until March, right?
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