109 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3E6

Still Depths

Noisy, experimental post-punk trio Still Depths invites you to join them on a sonic adventure designed to make you scream – and cry and dance – all at the same time. With their latest release, Best Plan For Your Life, they continue to push the boundaries of performance and offer a cathartic experience that blends DIY ethos with avant-garde experimentation.


After cutting his teeth in bands like Burning Love and Fake Palms, Patrick Marshall formed Lavoro with members of Animal Faces, Sauna and Breeze. The result is a galvanizing and haunting take on post-punk infused with hypnotic krautrock stylings. Across six tracks, their 2023 self-titled EP grapples with the alienation felt in a world that undervalues humanity.


Local jazz-punks Temps deal in unpredictable melodies performed with deadly precision. The jittery dueling guitars of bandleaders David Lavoie and Aidan O’Reilly bounce around the skull, while the rollicking rhythm section loosens up the hips. Latest EP Big Deal picks up where Television’s Marquee Moon left off, charting a new lunar phase of post-punk enchantment.

Sub / / Cell

There’s veteran pedigree behind Sub / / Cell, Calgary’s new garage rock monster. Featuring members of Window Lamp, Parisian Orgy, Lushings and Cheer, this supergroup’s swampy approach to post-punk owes as much to The Jesus and Mary Chain as it does to imagined prairie surf vibes, throwing reverb and melodic hooks around to reel listeners in.

About Sled Island:

Sled Island is an annual five-day independent music and arts festival in Calgary, Alberta that brings together a community of music, comedy, film and art with over 30,000 attendees in multiple venues across the city. For more information, visit SledIsland.com.

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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 Goodstoney First Nations. Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta (Districts 5 and 6).