To the roots

Originally from Ontario, the lead singer of The Idlers has put his roots down to prepare for a new organic farm-share next year. Elling Lien met up with Mark Wilson  to chat about his love of food and music, and what in the world possessed…

Busturgophechideckneaeal- ckideverwingailusharkolanine!

Andreae Prozesky disses busturgophechideckneaealckideverwingailusharkolanine! Moe: Hey hey, Sabu, I need another magnum of your best champagne here. And bring us the finest food you’ve got stuffed with the second finest.Sabu: Excellent sir. Lobster stuffed with tacos. The Simpsons, episode 5F12: Dumbell Indemnity What better way…

Food movies

While you were out breaking your back gathering in the harvest, Jonathan Adams was inside on the couch rating his favourite movies about food. And he was drunk. 5. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover (1989). Peter Greenaway’s satirical allegory of the…

Up with the butterfly

Recently nominated for two Music Nova Scotia awards – “Alternative Recording” and “New Artist” – Halifax’s progressive pop rock quartet Down With The Butterfly will be in St. John’s for four performances over this Thanksgiving weekend. Elling Lien sent guitarist Kris Pope some questions by…

Rowdy Blues

We know, we know… you’re feeling shitty because you can see summer disappearing over the hill and you haven’t gotten as down and dirty as you would have liked. Beelzebub hasn’t even truly had the chance to tempt your soul. Blues locals Scott Goudie, Peter…

Mayor McCa

Mayor McCa (mic-KAW) is bink-bink-bonk-ing and babada-babada-doo-ing his merry arse into town this weekend for a couple all-out, all-appendage shows. The Mayor will demonstrate to the humble citizens of St. John’s how to become a sovereign one-man-band musicapality. Take a peek into the Mayor’s briefcase…

Apples!

This isn’t the Okanagan, but every year in St. John’s’ public spaces there’s an accidental harvest that’s often overlooked. There are chuckly pears on MUN campus, mint leaves on the banks of Rennies Mill, blackberries on Virginia River. And it’s a myth that only fruit…

Not sick and tired of it

All too often the best bands in this city go out without a bang. No final show, no t-shirts, not even a recording. All they have left is to fade away into our distant memories. When the Hanging Horses came to an end in 2005…

Music Thursday

Acoustic Insiders, 10pm-1am, no cover, Martini Bar Colin Harris (solo acoustic) Fat Cat Dance party, The Breezeway Denielle Hann (vocalist) 6pm-9pm, Larry Foley & Patrick Moran 10:30pm, O’Reilly’s Down with the Butterfly (Halifax prog pop), $5, The Ship Freddy Jorgensen & Arthur O’Brien, 8pm, no…