A kind of musical outmigration

Popular local band Children of Eve are leaving to move to Halifax over the next few months. Before leaving they’ll be playing two last shows at Junctions. Despite having a thick, heavy sound, they are polished, and have perhaps a shot at a degree of…

Climate change, part two: Garbage

Climate Change: “What does St. John’s have do to help stop the planet from burning?” (A series of articles inspired by academic, environmental and political activist George Monbiot’s book Heat.) Methane—it’s crappy for the environment. And I’m not just saying that to be clever, I…

No d’oh!

Jordan Canning says the The Simpsons leap to the big screen was a success. A good TV show doesn’t necessarily make a good movie. Just look at The Flintstones. Filmmakers are faced with the challenge of transforming something that was already successful on the small…

Way better than floorsurfing

Bryhanna Greenough hitches a ride on a surfing couch. My decision to live in People’s Republic of China for a year was sparked, in part, when I discovered a copy of Lonely Planet in a used bookstore. Glossy photos of glorious imperial palaces and thousand…

Bike plan plan

Elling Lien shifts into fourth gear. Cyclists rejoice! Or, at least, prepare to rejoice! According to Robin King, the Transportation Engineer, there was a lot of exciting talk about how the city can become a more bike-friendly city this Monday. The Cycling Initiative Committee met…

Selwyn Rose

Occupation(s): Owner of St. John’s biker shop, East Rider Inc., and by profession, a wildlife biologist. Age: He’ll be turning 40 while this issue of The Scope is out.

Blatch

14 Blatch Avenue As news slowly spreads that the vegan punk-house at 14 Blatch Avenue is closing down, sentimental friends and old roommates are phoning to pay their respects. A hike in rent and an ongoing difficulty keeping the five bedrooms filled have made the…

Glacial java

Andreae Prozesky cools the daily grind As I write this, it’s the day after the hottest day ever. It’s less hot than yesterday, but it’s still damned hot. Everyone who walks into my office—yes, I have a day job, thank you—is sweaty and frizzy. I’m…

Street rhythm

Emilie Bourque feels the beat of The NYC Players. Busking is the kind of job where you’re letting the public determine the value of your work and what your pay should be. It’s tough. To grab and hold a street audience’s attention takes more than…

Fergus O’Byrne

Irish-Canadian folk musician, best known as a member of the popular trio Ryan’s Fancy. Catch him on stage at the Folk Fest. 1. Ceoltóirí Chualann — Ó Riada Sa Gaiety 2. “Anything by Luke Kelly of the Dubliners” 3. Steeleye Span — Hark! The Village…

Lindsay Ferguson

The former Newfoundland resident now living in Wakefield, Quebec discusses her new album and answers our questionnaire. What was the process of recording your CD like? Working with Dave Draves was super exciting. He is a phenomenal musician as well as a producer/engineer. He had…

Old time new wave

Maria Mulcahy moshes out to Dyad. Even though you can call what they do Old Time, don’t expect their music to sound obsolete. “Anything that comes out of me is relevant to today as well,” explains Kori Myanishi, of the Vancouver folk trio Dyad. “We’re…

Water street, you dig?

Sarah Smellie digs some biz dirt. It’s summer time and the downtown streets are teeming with strolling, wallet-carrying tourists. For many businesses in this area, ‘tis the season to make a buck. Unfortunately, the City of St. John’s has closed Water Street to traffic from…

HR get shot; hawked

Anshuman Iddamsetty brings the rad damage. Welcome to the latest edition of what Are You Phobic’s lead screamer Dan Galway called, “…that fuckin’ music column from The Muse.” Thanks dude. Hey Rosetta! set to conquer world (sorta) Holy Heart of Mary High School! Hey Rosetta!…