1984

Canada’s legendary Punk Kings D.O.A. are returning to St. John’s on Sunday, April 8. That’s almost 23 years to the day of their last show here. Coming right from a European tour, the legendary co-founders of hardcore punk drove their van out to play a…

Tough Justice interview

(Rod Locke and John Fisher of Tough Justice) Elling Lien speaks with John Fisher, guitarist for local punk band Tough Justice

Joey Kiethley interview

(D.O.A. – Joey “Shithead” Kiethley, Randy Rampage, and The Great Baldini) Elling Lien speaks with Joey, lead singer and guitarist of D.O.A.

The Kent Boys

On tour with B.A. Johnston, boisterous bluegrass group The Kent Boys are coming to town. We know they’re busy touring eastern Canada so we sent them just a few quick questions. Why do you describe your music as ‘punk-grass’? Well, at some point we mixed…

Stoned

No sculpture’s meaning is set in stone, says Craig Francis Power This February, the City of St. John’s invited proposals for a new public sculpture to be installed at the east end of George Street, close to the Trinity pub. My proposal was for a…

The Colonial Building

Though the Parkway’s sprawling and spired Confederation Building is the official symbol of our oft-questioned provincedom, it wasn’t until its completion in 1959, ten years after confederation, that the House of Assembly set up shop inside. Until that time, the Colonial Building on Military Road…

Berni Stapleton

Comedian and director of the local production of David Copelin’s dark comedy Bella Donna answers 9 questions. What is your current obsession? My current obsession is the production of Bella Donna. It’s become an intricate pinball game of wit, lust and intrigue and I wake…

Burg-Virg ’07

Andreae Prozesky is not a total freak for never having eaten a burger before. No. Food Nerd confession time: until last Wednesday, I had never eaten a hamburger. Now, I’m not a total freak. I have had burgers of various sorts. Innumerable chicken burgers, grilled…

Klingon with a Newfie accent

The operation to give Jonathan Adams Vulcan pinnae will be just in time for the upcoming Sci-Fi on the Rock convention. In Jorge Luis Borges’ famous dystopian fable “Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius”, a cabal of scientists, artists, linguists, and mathematicians all working in secret under…

Things to do ­to your best friend on April Fools

A checklist by Sherri Levesque Set all their clocks ahead an hour. Cover their office with aluminum foil. Superglue loonies to the sidewalk outside their house. Put a few drops of green food colouring in their milk. Replace their keys with ones that look similar,…

Thrill of the hunt

Bryhanna Greenough goes all Easter bunny on us. My mom used to buy the grocery store Easter egg kits with wire egg holders, little stickers and packets of dye. My younger brother and I would dutifully mark the shells with wax crayon and then plunge…

Coast Guard EP release

Winter’s gone on too long—we’re all close to the edge. Well, if you’re ready to go overboard completely, then Friday night at the Ship is your time to get on like a sailor in Shanghai, ‘cause the Coast Guard will be there to sort you…

February is over

Dana Cooper ain’t yeller. Who you callin’ yeller? WANTED: APRIL St. John’s, honey, you’re looking a lot better these days. As the dirty old snow melts and sidewalks become passable again, one no longer risks life and limb to walk down the road. Retailers, relax!…

300

Movie Review: 300 (2007) [rating:3.5] A greeked-out, oiled-up, bare-chested spectacle of a movie. Character development? Who cares! What did you expect, Yasujiro Ozu? A war movie about fighting for what you believe in and being remembered for it for a long time. – E. Lien