Making it work.

You may not know it yet, but Canadian rock-pop singer-songwriter Hawksley Workman is hard at it making sure quality music is being made in Newfoundland. Over the past year he’s produced two albums by two very significant local bands—Great Big Sea and hey rosetta! Somewhere…

Pizza crust dilemma

Andreae Prozesky says there’s no pie like-ah the pizza pie. I’m good in the kitchen, it’s true. I’m not going to lie. I have an impressive set of skills, honed over the years and bolstered by an encyclopedic—perhaps even freakish—knowledge of things foodular. I have…

You can’t stand under my umbrella

Artist-run organization in charge of the LSPU Hall gives its gallery the boot. In a nice way. Elling Lien and Bryhanna Greenough make sense of the break-up. RCA is saying goodbye to another section of its organization, and is bidding farewell to its early goal…

News bites

Andy Wells steps down He’s called a fellow councillor “a stupid old woman.” He’s called David Suzuki “a junk scientist.” He’s called folks demanding his resignation “low-life vermin.” And he’s our mayor up until March 3. Although he made City Council meetings exciting to watch…

Storefront

Emilie Bourque dials before she digs for business news. New digs Anyone notice that massive banner at Rawlin’s Cross yet? Well, I did, went straight home, punched in the web address, then called Stella Burry Community Services to get a little more info for you,…

Coast to coast

It’s almost like meeting a cousin we didn’t know we had. The town of Portsmouth is the birthplace of the RPM Challenge. Ever since The Scope decided to take part and encourage folks here in our area to record an album in a month, we’ve…

George Miminis

George Miminis (meh-MEEN-ees) Occupation: Professor of Computer Science at MUN. Father of 2 kids. President of the Greek Community of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Index

Number of councilors invited to Andy Well’s going away party at City Hall : 0 Amount an average household in Canada spent on goods and services in 2006 : $48,770   Amount an average household in NL spent on goods and services in 2006: $39,520…

Government House moat?

Military/Circular/Kingsbridge Roads One of the most persistent rumours circulating about Government House is that a moat was constructed around the building to keep out snakes.

The next big next big thing?

Once Hey Rosetta!’s new album, scheduled for this spring, is released, Canada’s collective ears will be facing eastward. And people will be listening carefully for signs of an undiscovered, rock-radio-ready music scene. One of the bands that’s sure to get its fair share of buzz…

The Fourth Wall

Elling Lien is trying to get you in the mood. On March 10, it’ll be 43 against four. Yep, next month will see the reappearance at the provincial House of Assembly the folks most people may drunkenly remember having voted for in the provincial election…

So you want to go to the Portsmouth area and…

With a little help from The Wire’s Matt Kanner and the magic of MySpace I took a virtual tour of the Portsmouth, New Hampshire music scene. What follows is not at all exhaustive, and many genres/styles have been passed over. By Naddal Ayad and Elling…

Paper Covers Rock

Alex Pierson keeps your ears peeled. RPM Challenge Folks! These are exciting times what with the lunar eclipse, no more Andy Wells, the RPM challenge…it’s all connected I tell you! Suffice it to say that the RPM challenge was a roaring success. It’s all we’ve…

Liz Solo – alien (2008)

CD Review: Liz Solo – alien (2008) Liz Solo’s voice is equal parts bitch-goddess rage and girlish fragility, and her songs are of loss, forgiveness, frustration, scars, bruises, love, and the universe. Instrumentation on alien ranges from sweet, delicate layering to thick electric rawk. The…