Saturday, 21 June 2014

Sled Island 2014 - Day 2: The Shivas, Killer Mike & Mission of Burma

Day 2 starts off with a trip to Palomino, to get some delicious pulled pork and another performance from Mark Mills. BBQ & Sex Pop is a good combination:

After being fuelled up with slow-cooked pulled pork, it was over to East Village for the Block Party on the Riverwalk Plaza to see some electronic dance with a few thousand others and a great selection of food trucks and Market Collective stalls. Pretty cool scene but nothing compared to The Shivas.

Highlight of the Night: The Shivas played a great set of surf-rock, west-coast sound. A perfect match for the Golden Age Club, a working seniors home that Sled Island re-purposes for evenings of rock and roll. Complete with a Bingo scoreboard and a floor painted with shuffle-board courts(?), the old-timey venue ties well with the surf-rock sound.  Fantastic surprise for a group I wasn't familiar with. Check them out next time you seen them on a bill somewhere:

A few more bands before a quick run to Republik for Killer Mike . A heavy dose of high-end, high-energy hip hop never hurt anyone:

Back over to the Legion for Mission of Burma Late night bikes everywhere. Sled is great for cycling:

Mission of Burma played to a full house at the Legion with their classic rock and roll goodness. Loud and plain awesome in one of the best venues in the city. A great finish to Day 2:

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