The Idlers

Photo by Justin Hall If there was ever a band that embodied the spirit of summer in Newfoundland, it’s the Idlers. Now more two years old, the ten-piece megaband has developed a strong following in the city, have recorded a full-length album, and have been…

The Idlers’ Guide to Summer

Illustration by Jacob Rolfe We sent an e-mail to the Idlers asking them to send us their suggestions for what to do this summer. Here’s what they sent. Chris Harnett (tenor sax) Ways to idle: Write a song in Bannerman Park. Swim and camp at…

Hot ticket calendar: July

Canada Day Celebrations July 1 Morning folk may enjoy the Sunrise Ceremony, in which a Metrobus shuttles sun seekers from the Aliant Building parking lot (Fort William) to Signal Hill at 4am to munch birthday cake and watch the sun’s first rays peek over the…

Hot ticket calendar: August

George Street Festival July 31 – Aug 5 George Street will swell to epic drunken proportions! This year’s line up is still to be announced, but there are always a few good surprises. Keep checking ­georgestreetfestival.com Gander’s 50th Anniversary August 2 Great Big Sea, Hey…

Freezer pops

Photo by Andreae Prozesky Andreae Prozesky eats the frozen treats. Ah, the hot, hot days of summer. The lazy, hazy, frizzy-hair-inducing, freckle-enhancing, water-fight-tempting afternoons.  The sleepless, sultry, sweltering nights. They’re coming, friends. Oh, it might be eight degrees and drizzly right now, but just you…

Neil Targett

Occupation: Musician, Promoter, king of paperwork at Targett Trucking Bio: Born and raised in Corner Brook, Neil took up the drums in junior high and gave electric guitar a shot before settling on the bass, which he has played with Corner Brook indie bands like…

The Secret Garden

MUN Chemistry Building With lush green grass, benches, picnic tables, and best of all, four walls to protect you from the biting St. John’s wind, the Chemistry Building courtyard seems like the best place on campus to relax between summer classes. But unless you have…

Hot Summer Guide

Illustration by Jacob Rolfe There’s no place like Newfoundland in the summer. This season offers a plethora of post-hibernation ways to get out there and do stuff. Click the links below to read some of our critic’s picks of the best of this summer. FESTIVALS…