Stem Champ

Edmonton, AB

“This one's for all y’all who feel weird at parties,” reads part of the Bandcamp description of indie act Stem Champ’s latest single, “In the Hotel Light.” Though the name began as a pseudonym for frontperson Sare Alemu’s solo work, Stem Champ is decidedly now a power pop/emo/punk ensemble. Already popular on Edmonton stages, Sled Island 2024 will be the band’s proper introduction to Calgary audiences.