8 Rad Genres From Sled Island 2018

WORDS: BRETT FILLMORE
PHOTOS: CLAIRE BENNETT (@clairebennettphotography)

Another edition of Sled Island is in the books and it was a week-long treat for Calgary music fans, with marquee acts like the Flaming Lips, Deerhoof, and Dirty Projectors blowing the doors off their respective performances. Every year Sled Island features a remarkably diverse lineup, so we set our course for uncharted waters to map some far-off performers from a spectrum of genres. What kind of music did we uncover?

Funk

Thundercat
Los Angeles, CA

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Post Punk and New Wave

Scattered Clouds
Hull, QC

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Melted Mirror
Calgary, AB

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Indie Folk

Mount Eerie
Anacortes, WA

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Hip Hop


Louis CZA
Calgary, AB

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Oseko
Toronto, ON

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Cartel Madras
Calgary, AB

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Hood Joplin
Edmonton, AB

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Shabazz Palaces
Seattle, WA

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Myst Milano
Toronto, ON

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Indie Pop


Bodywash
Montreal, QC

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Lab Coast
Calgary, AB

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Classical-Pop

Owen Pallett with Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Toronto, ON

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Stoner Psych Rock

Moths & Locusts
Nanaimo, BC

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Expanda Fuzz
Ottawa, ON

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Basic Instinct
Vancouver, BC

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Experimental Electronic

Tyondai Braxton
New York, NY

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Eucademix
New York, NY

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Wish Lash
Calgary, AB


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