Thomas Thomas delivers all the makings of an endless sock-hop. Dream-pop sensibilities and weaving harmonies meet on high-flying choruses while verses cruise with effortless charm. Keep your eyes open for the signature yellow stage uniforms, serving as an indie rock beacon to the dancefloor.
K-Riz & The Family
K-Riz, a rapper originally based in Edmonton, is making waves in the global hip-hop community with his mellow vocals and jazz-influenced beats. His music has a Bay Area hyphy feel that would be at home at the legendary Good Life Café, and covers themes of both joy and sadness, but more so the feeling of being at peace with it all.
Emerging from the early days of the pandemic, Lushings has honed a psych-rock sound that’s equal parts dreamy and haunting. Grunge influences ruffle the edges while wandering riffs and ethereal vocals occupy the core. Taken together, the dynamic offers a sonic space well worth getting lost in.
Samantha Savage Smith
Long a fixture of Calgary’s indie scene, Samantha Savage Smith is a singer-songwriter who treads songwriterly pop with a lived-in ease that has charmed listeners into following her chameleonic career. 2022’s Fake Nice is still on heavy rotation for many fans, thanks to its polyrhythms, dense psych-pop production and, of course, Savage Smith’s engrossing lyrics and saccharine delivery. Start with “Sunset Rip” and let her become your next fave.
About Sled Island
The Sled Island Music & Arts Festival is a five-day, multi-venue festival taking place June 21 – 25, 2023. For more information, visit SledIsland.com.
Everyone has the right to feel safe and included at Sled Island. All festival attendees agree to abide by Sled Island’s safer spaces and inclusion policy, which can be found at SledIsland.com/SaferSpaces.
Sled Island acknowledges Calgary as the traditional territory of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Ĩyãħé Nakoda First Nations, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley First Nations. Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.
Please note: This is an 18+ event.