Rolling thunder

Blues-rock guitarist and vocalist Gordie “Grady” Johnson may be best-known in Canada for his work with Big Sugar but after relocating to Austin, Texas a few years ago, he’s been keeping busy with his new three-piece country-metal project, Grady. Hard-edged and fast, the band has…

A band done, but not abandoned.

Alex Pierson camps out. When you conjure up a list of excellent local indie rock bands, who comes to mind? I am willing to bet tens of dollars that Trailer Camp is up there. From their modest beginnings back in 2002, Trailer Camp has become…

Food nerd

Andreae Prozesky has a bun in the oven. Well, folks, it’s time you knew. Your friendly food nerd finds herself, of late, in the family way. In a delicate condition. Preggers. Knocked up. Donning the panel pants. Which is a wonderful thing, of course, except…

Proclaim it

The Proclaimers, most famous for their hit “I’m Gonna Be (500 miles)”, are coming to town. They will be performing in support of their latest release Life With You during a stop in St. John’s at Club One on Saturday, April 12. Elling Lien chatted…

Canadian hip-hop?

Colin Browne talks to Halifax’s Buck 65 and Edmonton’s Cadence Weapon. Ever since the early releases of Maestro Fresh-Wes and the Dream Warriors, Canadian hip-hop has struggled to maintain its own relevant identity on the global scene, while staying true to the origins of the…

Pat Wright

Occupation: Former early childhood educator, founding mother of The Children’s Centre, volunteer at the Senior’s Resource Centre Bio: Pat was born in England and wound up in Toronto working at children’s summer camp in the late 50s while exploring the world as a young woman….

Oh snap

Erin McKee does battle with photographer Chr!s Sm!th. Professional photographer and graphic designer Chris Smith is inviting all local photographers—regardless of experience—to duke it out at The Ship Pub on April 14. For one night, shutterbugs are encouraged to bring their best images to display…

A minus Q

Elling Lien won’t tell if you aren’t there to ask. How can a question be asked if there is no one there to ask it? If a tree falls in the forest, and it hits a mime, does anyone care? The answer to life, the…

The Index

Total amount spent on pharmaceuticals in Canada in 2005 : $24.8 billion Total amount spent in 1985 : $4 billion Salary range for a pathologist (a person who analyses lab samples) in NL : $191,600-$234,920 Salary range for a pathologist in Ontario : $300,000-unlimited Sources…

DIY: Time capsule

Sherri Levesque puts time in a bottle. Or cookie tin. Time and I have a complicated relationship. I’m never on it. It heals all wounds, but it waits for no one. It flies as soon as I start having fun. It starts to get huffy…

A lack of perspective

Dave Newman looks at Vantage Point from all angles, but still can’t find a good movie. Vantage Point follows the stories of several different characters as their paths converge at a counter-terrorist summit where the President of the United States is gearing up to make…

Storefront

Whalens Pub & soon-to-be Grill Emilie Bourque schools you in local business news. Star of the Sea Wars It’s still up in the air what is ever going to become of downtown’s Star of the Sea Hall. Ken O’Brien, Manager of Planning and Information with…