A chat with Joel Plaskett

The Joel Plaskett Emergency are coming to the Breezeway on Friday. Elling Lien caught up with Joel for a chat about touring, stealing music, Zellers, and staying sane under pressure.   

Can you see her heart beet?

Andreae Prozesky’s heart beats chocolate beet cake with blood as red as the envy of every other woman. Like most people, I have never held a human heart in my hand. What? You have? Okay, so maybe you’re a cardiologist or a vampire slayer or…

Tough Justice reunion show

Da Slyme’s double-album may have marked the beginning of St. John’s punk scene, but it was teen punks Tough Justice and their incendiary “3 Seconds of Silence” cassette that ignited the local All Ages Hardcore scene in the mid 1980’s, and songs like Time Bomb,…

Greasing the war machine

Ben Jackson asks: by encouraging military tourism, is St. John’s approving of America’s foreign policy? On first hearing the phrase “military tourism,” it’s hard not to think of the old Vietnam-era gag: “Join the army, travel the world, meet interesting people – and kill them.”…

Doors Open Days

Clicking around the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador’s website, it occurs to me that I have no idea what the interiors of even half the sites opening their doors this year for Doors Open Days look like – let alone what goes on inside….

Coming home angry

Who says the dead can’t vote? Ted Bonnah says it’s only right. From the very first scene of Joe Dante’s Homecoming, in which a couple stranded on a desolate road at night fight off approaching undead, I knew I was trapped in the familiar territory…

Astroloscopes for Sept 7-13, 2006

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)Opportunity is knocking: Think Mount Pearl.  I know it’s hard to think about Mount Pearl, what’s there to think of?  That’s my point.  Nobody else is thinking about Mount Pearl either.  Time to open a rub ‘n’ tug in that…

Joe Belly

Pastry chef and musician Joe Belly is releasing an online EP of his folk and country tunes this Saturday. Elling Lien wanted to eat the mille-feuille, but asked these questions instead.

First stop, Wyoming

Bryhanna Greenough speaks with director Chris Fry about The Laramie Project Chris Fry and his friends make up a group who want to break the stereotype of youth theatre as After School Special. They are tired of the morals, the pithy lessons, and the stories…

Other events Thursday

Indian Lunch & Book Sale (International Student Scholarship Fundraiser) Chickpea curry, rice & samosa for $5. Place food order 722-0165, University Centre, 3rd Floor Live Art Auction: Live music by Delf Maria Hohmann, refreshments, meet the artists & buy art made during the 24 Hour…

Music Thursday

Acoustic Insiders, Martini Bar Andrew Ledrew & Barry Ledrew, 9pm, Sundance Bump (live music) Green Sleeves Colin Harris (solo acoustic) Fat Cat Denielle Hann (vocalist) 6pm-9pm. Larry Foley & Patrick Moran 10:30pm, O’Reilly’s Dermot O’Reilly, Bridie Molloy’s Fuse, 9:30pm, George Street Beer Market Gordon Cormier,…