The Second Life and real art of Liz Solo

The Rock Can Roll Festival, running from October 23-26, is now in its fourth year. This time around, in addition to highlighting the independent rock music scene, the festival will spend a day exploring “virtual spaces.” Liz Solo, best known locally for her music, has…

Share the music

Frustrated with the lack of infrastructure for touring acts, freshly repatriated locals Jud Haynes and Krista Power are launching a promotions company to book and promote local shows. Called MightyPop, their mission is to convince more Canadian musical acts to make the leap across the…

Storefront

Go fly a kite! (Photo—Doug Allen) Sydney Blackmore sales away. High on kites Doug Allen and Martin Hanzelek want to get you as high as a kite. Literally. Together they’ve started the Newfoundland Kite School, a venture to get power kiting off the ground on…

More than meets the eye

Down Syndrome hasn’t exactly been a high profile issue and chances are, you had no idea that the first week of November is National Down Syndrome Awareness Week. More Than Meets The Eye, an exhibit by local photographer Sheilagh O’Leary, the woman behind the much…

Rentals of the Damned

In celebration of All Hallow’s Eve Month, Adam Clarke and Rodney Wall set out to write Blogowe’en, a chronicle of fantastic horror movies—one movie a day for a month. While the films on that list range from stuff you can find at Capitol to videos…

Dave Walsh

  Bio: One thick, dark night, many moons ago, horrible and foreboding winds ripped through St. John’s and pitched the streets into blackness. According to legend, just as the storm set in, a low wail was heard drifting over the harbour. Dave Walsh was born.

Applesauce fruit bars

Andreae Prozesky breaks out the super mega awesome fruit bars. I know that I’ve been churning out a lot of wholesome-snackey-bakedgoody recipes these days. I’ve got a couple reasons. First, it’s getting colder out there, and that just makes me want to bake nicely spiced,…

Look

Khris Smith (21) “My leather jacket is from the States, and I’m wearing a Fallen t-shirt, and Circa shoes. Along with some chick skinny jeans, to be totally honest. I’m always rockin’ the skinny jeans… I’ve been wearing them since I was 13, but now…

The Old Janeway

Pleasantville It might very well have been the only children’s hospital in Atlantic Canada to have a bombproof basement.  The old Janeway building in Pleasantville is now being demolished. According to the Department of Transportation and Works, the government has no further use for the…

The Index

Estimated number of years until healthcare spending will amount more than half of total provincial revenue in… Quebec: 86 years New Brunswick: 11 years Newfoundland & Labrador: 17 years Median wait time for surgical/therapeutic treatment in 2008 in… Ontario: 13.3 weeks Saskatchewan: 28.8 weeks Newfoundland…

Heartsrevolution – Switchblade EP

US release Oct 21, 2008 (iheartcomix) www.myspace.com/heartsrevolution Okay, the preamble before the actual review involves a little storytelling which should begin with frontwoman Lo’s decision to buy an ice cream truck, adding a coat of pink paint, dubbing it “Heartschallenger” and taking to the streets…

Field Notes

Kerri Breen gets sea sick. Victory cuts comedy Andrew Ivimey feels fresh talent will suffer the most from the Victory Tavern’s open mic comedy Sundays being reduced to one night a month. “A lot of people coming out [for the] open mic just once a…

Flyerman

Documentary directed by Jeff Stephenson and Jason Tan Choice Quote: “I am not just a small-time photographer, I am the Flyerman!” Flyerman tells the story of Mark Vistorino, a guy who, for a living, hands out flyers with all the balls-out conviction of a huge…