Trailer Camp

According to their promotional material, local indie rock group Trailer Camp’s new album The Radical is based on a voyage from one end of Water Street to the other. Is it a rock opera? What is that green, stuffed thing on their album cover? Why…

Storefront

Emilie Bourque dives right in. (Photo: Mara Lang, manager and owner of the soon-to-open Tangled Up in Blue.) Hello Scope readers! Just as Sarah Smellie was hitting the back-to-school books, I was hitting the town this fortnight in search of news for you. Lots going…

Stapled

Andreae Prozesky staples your pantry. There are foods I obsess over and then go off of. I’m pretty much done with Brussels sprouts for the time being, having made them the staff of this particular life for several seasons in a row. And I just…

Paper Covers Rock

Anshuman Iddamsetty bros out with his shirt off. Southern Rock looking dudes melt faces It’s all fast whisky and faster women as rock three-piece C’Mon returns to Newfoundland early this October. The band is touring in support of their latest album Bottled Lightening of an…

3×10 – Polaris Music Prize 2007 Nominees

This year’s Polaris Music Prize, given to the best full-length Canadian album based on artistic merit, regardless of genre, sales, or record label, will be announced on Monday, September 24th. We’re pretty stoked about the award, since The Scope’s Editor Elling Lien took part in…

Jackie Bowne

Occupation: 4th year Kinesiology student at MUN

Emperor of Weird

Erin McKee cooks quinoa ventures across the desert to David Lynch’s Inland Empire. I found myself constantly putting off watching Inland Empire, David Lynch’s most recent feature film since 2001’s Mulholland Dr. I was afraid of being sucker-punched by it. Fragments of the movie I’d…

Metric spark

While he keeps busy as a bassist for indie rock outfit Metric, Josh Winstead keeps even busier with his side-project with Metric drummer Joules Scott-Key, Bang Lime. That band, a little heavier, a little grimier, just finished a tour in support of their new album…

Bike route proposal

Elling Lien hits the wall. Bike proposal online A draft of a new city cycling network has been drafted, and they’re soliciting public feedback on the plan. This is all good, but they could at least have given more time than a week to go…

Your inner crafter

Bryhanna Greenough on finding the little crafter living inside you. My grandma taught me how to hold the sticks and turn yarn when I was only seven years old. One of my first knitting projects was a sweater for my dad, which by Christmas had…

Free Will Astrology 09/13/07

Rob Brezsny says you’ve got the cosmic juju, Sagittarius. Virgo (August 23 – September 22) Writing in Salon.com, Scott Rosenberg recalled how in his youth he loved to play the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. “You’d have to choose not one but two ‘alignments’…

Savage Love 09/13/07

Sex and love columnist Dan Savage gives out some good ol’ refrigerator wisdom. A close friend of ours is a gay male in his 40s. About seven years ago, our friend met and briefly dated a not-too-bright, conniving guy about 10 years younger. Our friend…