A hunger for the past

With their ears tuned to music from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, Massachusetts bluegrass band The Hunger Mountain Boys are getting ready to serve up some hard-hittin’, high energy duet numbers this weekend for the folks at the Mount Pearl Bluegrass and Old Time Country…

WORD: Writings on Race and Diversity

Ever feel a little miffed that Gazeebo Unit is the popular face of Newfoundland hip-hop? Ever feel that just maybe, with a stage and the right tutelage, you could channel Saul Williams and change all that, using your words to send out a wakeup call…

Food Nerd for Aug 17-23, 2006

Fun-gal Andreae Prozesky meets fun-gi. There is a big paper bag of wild mushrooms on my kitchen table. Chanterelles, picked by my friend Rob. Free, local, wild food: totally my kind of thing. Except that they’re mushrooms. And I have problems with mushrooms. One warm,…

SNAKES!!! on a PLANE!!!

Jonathan Adams is not ready for it – please do not bring it. As of this writing, Snakes on a Plane has yet to be released in any theatre anywhere, and it is already the most terrifying thing I have ever seen. If you haven’t…

On the edge

Tomasz Mrozewski straps on his jesus slippers and heads out meet Meghan McCabe at the Edge of the Water If you ever wondered what it would be like to see someone dance in point shoes to Mark Bragg’s Plans for the Boys, here’s your chance….

The Firewires’ farewell show

Lindsay Barr, lead singer & guitarist of The Firewires is blasting off to art school in Halifax this fall, so she’ll be splitting from bandmates Willy Hapgood (drums), Phil Pennell (guitar), Dwayne Vey (bass) & Paul Lawlor (trumpet). To commemorate the farewell, they’ll be screening…

Astroloscopes for Aug 17-23, 2006

Leo (July 23 – August 22)You’ve heard all about it.  Perhaps it’s the reason you visited St. John’s.  Or maybe you’re here with a convention and thought you’d check it out.  Maybe you’ve lived your entire life in Mt. Pearl and now want some action. …

SAS Anonymous

Dear Frances B, I don’t know what I’m doing when I’m giving a blow job!  I like doing it but I must be bad at it or something. I’m definitely not the most sexually experienced girl in the world, and my last boyfriend was either…

Uber Hussy uber alles!

 Lucie Idlout of Über Hussy Having in my mind appointed myself a kind of secret internal auditor of The Scope’s Hot Ticket features, I’ve begun making a point of attending at least one “Hot Ticketted” show a week, partly out of a skeptic’s interest in…

Music Thursday

Acoustic Insiders, Martini Bar Andrew & Barry Ledrew, 9pm, Sundance Bump (live music) Greensleeves DAnielle Hann (vocalist) 6-9pm. Larry Foley & Patrick Moran 10:30pm, O’Reilly’s DJ Competition, hosted by DJ OTG, 11-6am, Junctions Dr. Zoo (CD Release) Fat Cat Electric Hitmen + guest, Distortion Elvis…

Other events Thursday

18 & Over Roller Skating, $5-$4 student/senior. 8pm-10:30pm, Mile One Stadium Rennie Regehr Workshop (viola & chamber music) Watch him coach & inspire Tuckamore Young Artists, 2-4pm, Petro-Can Hall, MUN (FREE)