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May 25, 2022
CFCR Saskatoon Community Radio is gearing up for the TENTH Saskatoon showcase at the Sled Island Music & Arts Festival in Calgary, AB. Join us at the world-famous Palomino Smokehouse main floor stage (
109 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB) on Saturday, June 25th for truly outstanding musical contributions from...
Ellen Froese’s voice is comforting, warbly, and husky, commanding a formidable presence. When she sings that she “feels like I’m waiting for you to let loose,” her songs seep into the hearts of listeners, where contentment, warmth and melancholy all share space. With influences of Neil Young and hints of June Carter Cash, her songs channels riffy guitars and classic folk.
Shirley & The Pyramids’ music reminds one of a Wayfarer-wearing NME darling crushing a daytime set at Glastonbury, with all the beautiful fuzz you need vibrating off of fret-grinding riffs. It’s really more of a shoe-blaze — the band rips along with swagger and stomp rather than the usual navel-gazing, with busy bass lines and the kind of disaffected shouting that brings to mind the best ‘80s post-punk
Trying to change the way people see hip-hop in Western Canada, ILL Human Nation is a group of young rappers that authentically speak to the truths of their lives. Using guitar riffs layered with classic hip-hop beats, ILL Human’s newest effort ILL Collection, Vol. 2 is harmonic with nods to old-school R&B and rap.
Dump Babes combines catchy, disco-pop hooks that straddle the sexiness of the ‘60s with folksy melodies reminiscent of the carefree culture of the ‘70s. The debut studio album niýa kîminîcâkan is still fresh from the press following its April release, and marks an evolution for the band. Still channeling psych and folk-rock, the disco factor has been turned up for a set of irresistibly danceable tunes.
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This showcase is absolutely FREE! This is a 19+, physically accessible licensed event. Check out the full Sled Island festival lineup HERE! The 2022 CFCR Saskatoon showcase is proudly supported by our good friends at SaskMusic, a member-based, non-profit corporation representing the four components of the music and sound recording industries and community of Saskatchewan.