Monday, May 18, 2009
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Contest: Sled Island Pass Giveaway

This Friday marks the second edition of Damaged Goods where I got to pick the bands, and I'm psyched to announce that two of my local favourites, Fine Mist and Candles, are both going to perform.

To add to the excitement, the fine folks at Sled Island have offered up a pair of festival passes to give out. You'll have to find your own way to Calgary for June 24th-27th, but I assure you, it's well worth it (even if you don't win freebies, it's worth buying a couple of passes and taking a road trip to Cowtown). I had a blast last year and judging by the initial line-up,this year should be the same. Also, in all honesty, I went purely for the music last year, and wasn't expecting much out of the city itself, but Calgary was a blast. We met a bunch of rad locals and also hooked up with friends from Vancouver. Speaking of the latter, Fine Mist, along with a bunch of other bands, will lead a strong Vancouver presence again this year.

So, since it's a tie-in with a show (and also because the prize is so sweet), this contest's going to run a little differently. You have to be in attendance on Friday to win (we'll pick the winner between Candles' and Fine Mist's sets). But, you can potentially enter twice. Anyone who pays cover on Friday will get an entry into the contest, but you can also email me (at quinn.omori AT gmail.com with the subject line "Sled Island Contest") anytime between now and 4:00pm on Friday the 22nd, and you'll get an additional entry into the draw. Make sense? Good.

And for a taste of Friday, click through to Popsheep to check out Fine Mist's "Stop or Start."

Regulars: May 18th-24th

Monday
Skinny Mondays @ the Biltmore: Girl Goes Electric, Falcao & Monashee, and Stefan Fratila

Again, not a live music night, but Ice Cream Social kicks off at its new location, Honey, tonight.

Tuesday
Boosh Tuesdays @ the Cobalt: MJ's birthday show with Needles & Pins and it's a fundraiser for Girls Rock Camp Vancouver

Wednesday
Fake Jazz Wednesday @ the Cobalt: Leviathans, Diadem, ATTN: Diamond Shoppers, Sara Good, with Andy Dixon DJing between sets.
Inept Wednesdays @ the Astoria: no live act
The Beehive @ Honey: back on May 27th

Thursday
Honey Lung Thursday @ Honey: Osk, Dichotomy, and War Hero

Friday
Damaged Goods @ the Astoria: Fine Mist and Candles
Far Away @ the Media Club: unknown

Saturday
Glory Days @ the Biltmore: Harlem Shakes
Night Shift @ the Astoria: Timecopz and Mode Moderne
No More Strangers @ Funky Winkerbean's: the SSRIs and Nihilist Party

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2/8 Twin Sister, Eleanor Friedberger, and Ava Luna @ the Media Club
2/9 David Choi @ the Rio
2/10 Secret Chiefs 3 and Dengue Fever @ the Rickshaw
2/13 White Buffalo @ the Media Club
2/14 The Ballyntines and Pleasure Cruise (TT) @ the Biltmore
2/18 Grimes w/Born Gold @ Fortune (early)
2/18 Cruel Young Heart, Young Liars, the Oh Wells, and Matiation @ the Dodson Rooms (AA)
2/18 Cursive w/UME @the Media Club
2/19 The Asteroids Galaxy Tour w/Vacationer @ Venue
2/20 Veronica Falls w/Bleached @ the Media Club
2/26 DJ Krush @ Fortune
2/29 Trevor Hall @ the Media Club
3/6 Slow Club w/Signals @ the Media Club
3/7 Cloud Nothings w/Mr. Dream @ the Media Clubr
3/8 Islands @ the Rio
3/10 Memoryhouse @ the Waldorf
3/17 William Fitzsimmons @ the Biltmore (early)
3/18 Magnetic Fields @ the Vogue (AA)
3/21 Plants & Animals>/b> @ the Rickshaw
3/22 Drive-by Truckers @ the Commodore
3/23 White Rabbits @ the Biltmore
3/23 Loney Dear @ the Media Club
3/24 Sharon Van Etten and the War on Drugs @ the Biltmore (early)
3/25 Nada Surf and An Horse @ the Rickshaw
3/27 The Ting Tings @ the Commodore
4/5 House de Racket @ the Electric Owl
4/6 Chairlift w/Nite Jewel @ the Electric Owl
4/7 Heartless Bastards @ the Media Club
4/8 Metronomy @ Venue
4/8 Gotye @ the Vogue (AA)
4/9 Cults @ Venue
4/10 First Aid Kit @ Venue
4/10 Andrew Bird w/Laura Marling @ the Vogue (AA)
4/13 The Odds and the Grapes of Wrath @ the Rickshaw
4/14 The Joel Plaskett Emergency @ the Vogue (AA)
4/24 School of Seven Bells w/Exitmusic @ the Electric Owl
4/26 Justice @ the PNE Forum (AA)
4/27 M83 @ the Vogue (AA)
4/27 Yukon Blonde @ the Commodore
4/28 Neon Indian @ Venue (early)
5/6 Delta Spirit w/Waters @ the Electric Owl
5/9 Yann Tiersen @ the Rickshaw
5/11 Great Lake Swimmers w/Cold Specks @ the Commodore
5/12 The Boxer Rebellion> @ the Biltmore
5/27 Coeur de Pirate @ Venue

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DG = @damaged goods
DFTK = @dirty for the kids
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