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Five shows not to miss at Sled Island 2016

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Calgary isn’t a regular touring destination for many non-Canadian bands, given how relatively isolated it is geographically and how far away it is from major U.S. touring markets close to the border, but the city’s Sled Island music festival continues to have a knack for attracting cutting-edge artists from all corners of North America and beyond. This year is no exception, and we’ve put together a short list of some of this year’s biggest names whose shows you’d be foolish to miss if you find yourself in the 403 this week.
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Attending Bonnaroo as a Canadian

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Every year, hundreds of Canadians flock to Bonnaroo – one of the largest music festivals in North America. For those of you north of the border that are planning on making the trip next year, here are a few tips to help make the trip as awesome as possible:
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NXNE Port Lands: Debrief

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2016 marks the first year Toronto’s North by Northeast festival (NXNE) hosts its own venue. Located just down the street from the Sound Academy, NXNE Port Lands showcased two days of live music last weekend. While I’m pleased to say the festival ran smoothly for most of the weekend, here’s what I thought what worked and didn’t work at Port Lands.
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