Ye-Yeti

Photo by Adam Penney Ye-Yeti embodies the spirit of our New Music Issue. First, the newness: They are brand new to the scene; 2/3rds of the members are still attending high school. In the few shows that people have been able to see, they’ve brought…

The Once

  Folk group The Once are a St. John’s based trio whose mastery of harmony is comparable to most people’s mastery of breathing.

Kujo

Photo by Rachel Jean Harding www.myspace.com/kujotherockband Having only formed this past April, Kujo have already established themselves as one of this city’s finest rock bands. “When Brad and I were in Trailer Camp, we talked a lot about old blues, R&B and 60s garage and…

Narrators

www.myspace.com/narrators Citing influences “from indie to grindcore”, singer/guitarist Nick Baker defines the The Narrators as “chaotic, emotional hardcore, with neo classical/math rock/black metal elements.” That’s a lot of ground to cover, but these fellas weave it all together with staggering ferocity.

The Satans

Photo by Adam Penney http://www.myspace.com/­satanscommathe Trying to describe a band’s sound can be like opening a can of worms. People tend to resort to the usual genre categories, which these days tends to be more about knowing which shelf to put the record on in…

The Domestics

Photo by Kayla Walters www.myspace.com/lesdomestics Sandy May has terrible stage fright. When this past February’s RPM Challenge came along, she figured it would be a great non-public outlet for the stockpile of songs that she had been secretly writing. “It was kind of me against…

Class War Kids

www.myspace.com/theclasswarkids In April of 2008 a new wave of political punk struck the rafters of Turners Tavern. The Class War Kids had arrived. With influences ranging from bands such as Leftover Crack, Screeching Weasel, and Iron Maiden, you can’t go wrong.

Solid Gritty

Photo by Colin Peddle www.soundclick.com/therit Fuelling the fire of the growing St. John’s hip-hop scene are M.C.’s Riley Fitzgerald (a.k.a the Rit) and Johnny Wheeler, known collectively as Solid Gritty.

Be Alright

Steve Abbott is all right. Okay, maybe that’s an understatement. For example, just ask him about his new band, Be Alright, and he gets downright giddy. “When you’re in a new band,” he explains, “you’re gunning it, you’re just going for it.”

The Gramercy Riffs

Photo by Matt Finateri tinyurl.com/gramercyriffs Long distance relationships, even though they’re painful, can actually have their fair share of joyful moments. The feeling you get when you receive a letter or care package from the one you love is so sad, so sweet a feeling…

The Angelshakes

www.myspace.com/theangelshakes “We’re a bit of a mess, as you can see.” Patrick Brennan is talking about his dynamically-membered band, The Angelshakes, who first began assembling last September. The mess he’s referring to is strictly below the surface.

Pasta with Fresh Green Veggies and Goat Cheese Sauce

Andreae Prozesky has no fear of fall. Like many food lovers, I’m crazy about fall. Gardener types might love spring, when they can drive their hands into the wormy earth and watch the brown dirt give way to its carpet of sprouts and spears. Plenty…

The Plastic Forest

  Sugarloaf Mountain The East Coast Trail is an outdoor hiking trail stretching 540KM across the Eastern coast, with sections spanning Fort Amherst to Cappahayden and St. John’s to Trepassey. With 19 routes fully constructed, the Trail showcases the natural beauty of the island’s shoreline…with…

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Have you ever heard of wingsuit flying? Apparently it invloves jumping off a mountainside in an aerodynamic suit with a rocket attached at the ankle.  Speaking of which, the Banff Mountain Film Festival is set to land in St. John’s for one night only, featuring…