Since 2007, Sled Island has been providing Calgary, Alberta, Canada with a takeover of the Downtown venues for a wealth of rock, electronic, and hip-hop acts for the better part of a week. This year, Godspeed You! Black Emperor acted as guest curator, while Yo La Tengo, Television, Drive Like Jehu, Ben Frost, Viet Cong, King Tuff, Ex-Hex, Hundred Waters, and Pissed Jeans were among the performers. Ten of the artists on the bill were kind enough to stop for exclusive portraits. Check them out (Mykki Blanco can be seen above).

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Colleen Green

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Ex Hex

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King Tuff

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Lydia Ainsworth

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Meat Wave

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Swervedriver

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The Coathangers

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Viet Cong

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Hundred Waters

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