Johnny Hardcore: Newfoundland rapper

Gazeebow Unit may have gained the spotlight with ‘Newfie’ parody rap, but hard-working hip-hop locals remain in the shadows. And they’re beginning to wonder: Does Newfoundland rap have to be a joke to become popular? Over the next few weeks Elling Lien will talk to…

Hustle & bustle

James Tissot The Letter c. 1878 (DETAIL) Oil on canvas purchased in 1964 National Gallery of Canada An exhibit of 19th Century paintings just arrived in town. Bryhanna Greenough talks about some real duds. I’m a historical costume junkie. I like learning about clothing from…

Text-o-scopes for Sept 14-20, 2006

For a key, visit: http://www.netlingo.com/emailsh.cfm Virgo (August 23 – September 22)YKW, ADAD. AFGO. UR A WOG.  ABITHIWTIDB. AFAHMASP.  Birthdays this week: David Copperfield (16th), B.B. King (16th), Cassandra “Elvira” Patterson (17th), Lance Armstrong (18th), Adam “Batman” West (19th) Email: birthdays@thescope.ca

Enduring freedom

Ben Jackson and Lesley Thompson review two films that ask: how much more freedom we can take? If nothing else, the past five years of Us vs. The Terrorists have left us some pretty remarkable films. Michael Winterbottom’s The Road to Guantanamo tells the story…

Espresso yourself

Andreae Prozesky wants it good to the last drop. I’ve been accused of being a coffee snob. But it’s not snobbery, exactly. The problem is this: everything I know about making coffee I learned in Montreal. And what a gal calls coffee in Montreal is…

Taking it back

Twenty-two years in, Krista Koch says the need for local women to Take Back the Night is as urgent as ever. This Friday, September 15th, a large group of women and children will march out of Bannerman Park, and through the downtown streets on their…

The Idlers

The Idlers are this city’s newest reggae/ska phenom band. The eight-piece group has only been cranking out the jah love since April of this year, but in their short time together they have become the band to see if you want rocksteady, highly danceable tunes….

“Welcome to Gayside” opening party

The residents of Gayside, Newfoundland and Labrador renamed their hometown Baytona in 1985. We all thought that the days of Gayside were long gone, but this Friday the queer art trio, The Third Leg, will be bringing it back. The installation exhibit “Welcome to Gayside”…

Other events Thursday

Mall Walkers Club, 8:45am, Avalon Mall, 737-2333 Storytelling Circle: Experienced storytellers, newcomers & listeners welcome, 7:30-9:30pm, $2 suggested, Crow’s Nest Poster Making: For upcoming Take Back the Night march, children welcome, free pizza & pop, Rabbittown Community Centre (FREE)

Johnny Hardcore mp3s

(Photo by Kelly Best) I decided to include the mp3s here too, just in case you didn’t read the interview online. Two mp3 tracks from Johnny Hardcore’s 2002 self-titled release out on Backburner Records: Johnny_Hardcore-Rhymin’_w_the_Biz_(feat._Jay_Bizzy).mp3 (3.4MB) Produced by Matt Labbatt, cut by Uncle Fester Johnny_Hardcore-Sleep_Deprivation.mp3…

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 Fuse, 9:30pm, George Street Beer Market George McFetridge (eclectic solo keyboard) 9:30pm,…