Welcome Home: A Personal Account of SappyFest 9

Aside from the music, it’s as much about the people and the place. I live in Sackville and the build-up to Sappy is the best kind of unbearable. The town is abuzz weeks leading up with the promise of good times ahead. SappyFest is by far my favourite music festival and I’ll keep attending as long as they keep happening.

Letter From an Editor pt. 2: Jesse

Then the day came while slacking off from my door-to-door sales job that I sat near a toxic beach in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and began texting Kieran (back in St. John’s) about starting some sort of arts and culture project. Little did I know that these messages would soon develop into something quite tangible.

Watch: Jonny & the Cowabungas at Shed Island Night 2

We’re pleased to bring you the first recorded piece of evidence of St. John’s fresh-faced surf punkers Jonny & the Cowabungas. Watch ’em blast through a few numbers from their set at Shed Island Night 2 at the Republic this passed Saturday (August 15th, 2014), and keep your ear to the ground for more rumbles from this brand spankin’ outfit.

Surrogate Activity to Reunite For Shed Island Day 3 – August 16th 2014

Tonight, August 16th 2014, at Night #3 of the Shed Island festival, Surrogate Activity will reunite for a one-off gig with Surveillance (Halifax), Coach Longlegs, MOOCH and Inland Empire.

I wanted to ask Juls (vocals, guitar) a few reflective questions about Surrogate Activity to help bring perspective to tonight’s reunion set.

Midge of Coach Longlegs Journals Her Sled Island Experience

Chris’ uncle came to our show and we stayed at his insane house in some insane Edmonton suburb. Chris’ uncle, a self-proclaimed “grungy motherfucker”, was a big Coach Longlegs supporter who also claims that his Fort Mac work-crew love our song “Give a shit” and often quote the chorus.

What’s Cookin’ with MC SNAX

For the past eight years Bryan Hobbs, better known as MC SNAX, has been playing shows and doing his utmost to make a name for himself as a hip-hop artist. Hobbs went from being a fourteen year old kid performing on a stage made of pallets at a back yard bash, to opening for acts like Classified and Tech N9ne.

The Art Marathon Festival Goes Carnival For 2014

In 2008 Eastern Edge Director Michelle Bush and her team had a vision for the gallery’s 24 Hour Art Marathon that would extend festivities into a weeklong event. The Festival aimed to celebrate an array of contemporary forms of visual art., feature projects from artists across

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