Moonface and Siinai
June 7 at Commonwealth
Moonface is the solo project of Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown. While Moonface is known for solo piano composition, his collaborative works and performances with Finnish prog act Siinai lie closer to propulsive, synth-laden krautrock. Opening the show is Dante DeCaro, also of Wolf Parade.
Tool with the Crystal Method
June 12 at the Saddledome
Get ready for Tool Time: Maynard James Keenan and co. are returning to Calgary after an 11-year hiatus. The return to the stage of the Grammy-winning prog metal act was met with rapturous applause by die-hard fans, and by savage memes from naysayers. Whatever your feelings about Tool, they sold out their Calgary show within minutes and are certifiably a big deal. We suggest hitting Kijiji sooner than later.
June 22 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
If Ryan Adams was going to attend a Sled Island show which one would it be? The beloved multi-genre songwriter is a noted metal fan. Maybe he’ll head to The Palomino to see EX EYE, or even squeak his way into the Royal Canadian Legion #1 for Converge. One thing is for sure: the versatile roots-rocker will play a career spanning set of hits at the Jube.
July 8 at Shaw Millennium Park
The premiere edition of iHeartRadio’s WestFest will feature everything from pop to country, rock to… the second most-hated white rapper in existence. Noah Cyrus (of the infamous Billy Ray/Miley clan), Midland, Hedley and Iggy Azalea are among the fest’s headliners.Commonwealth, IheartRadio WestFest, Moonface and Siinai, outhern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Ryan Adams, Saddledome, Shaw Millennium Park, Tool with the Crystal Method