All week long I’ll be covering Sled Island here in Calgary.

In case you haven’t heard of this ridiculously cool festival, it is designed to support local, canadian and international independent artists. It’s only four years old and it already had over 250 acts perfermining all over the city until Sunday.

I’m going to be honest. I have heard of approximately three acts playing the entire festival. Which means Sled Island is perfect for me. How else am I going to learn of new and very cool music without going to all the events I can this week.
Passes for the entire festival are only $99, which works to less than $25 a day.
Tonight I’ll be checking out the Polaris Prize winner Final Fantasy. I’ve only heard AMAZING things about the Owen Pallett and it is a must see show for me.

Go to the Sled Island website and check out all the shows. If you are in Calgary, I challenge you think outside the box and see some new artists. You won’t be disappointed….or maybe you will be. But how will you know unless you try.

Mike Morrison