Jot Notables: Six Summer Happenings This Week in St. John’s
There has been no shortage of happenings in St. John’s, so we wanted to jot down a few notables that you might have missed this week, or don’t want to miss this weekend.
1. Two Cowabungas Get Hitched, Prepare to Embark on Honeymoon Tour
Punks, drunks, romantics and week night show-goers alike gathered Thursday (July 2nd) in St. John’s at the Rose & Thistle as Jonny & The Cowabungas bandmates / best friends Walt & Derek put down their bongos and synthesizers to tie the knot in conjunctive celebration with the surf punk instrumentalists tour kickoff.
You can offer your belated congratulations across Atlantic Canada as Jonny & the Cowbungas embark on a short honeymoon tour starting next week.
2. Local Short Film Flankers Now Available For Stream After Winning The Audience Choice Award At The Nickel Film Festival 2015
St. John’s expat Justin Oakey (Oak & Arrow Films, The World Is Burning) has spent a lot of time in the mother-province over the last few years using home as a backdrop for his recent film endeavours. Oakey’s latest short film Flankers continues it’s wide wave of festival screenings throughout this summer, and took away one of the Audience Choice Awards on closing night of the Nickel Film Festival in St. John’s.
Flankers was written and directed by Oakey, and features a cast of Joel Thomas Hynes, Monica Walsh, Lawrence Barry, Mike Daly, Colin Harris, and Darren Ivany.
“On the eve of a storm in rural Newfoundland, feuding fishermen are forced to set conflicts aside when an emergency arises.“
3. MAK11 of TE$LAZ Drops Debut Video, Crew Opening For A$AP Ferg This Weekend at Random Sound
TE$LAZ are becoming known in this city for their prolific output, unique video accompaniments and a carefully crafted hip-hop product with a historically unmatched work ethic in the St. John’s hip-hop community.
4. St. John’s Kicks Off It’s First Ever Tattoo Convention
SJTC is bringing 40 of Canada’s Top Tattooists under one roof, with the addition of two big after-parties to occupy your evenings: The Island Belles Burlesque Show Friday July 3rd – 11PM at the Bella Vista, and then Saturday July 4th at Stanleys Pub with The Rogues, Totem & Bannerman.
Come down and see some great art, meet some great people and maybe even get a great tattoo.
5. Distortion Turns 9, Suitable Celebrations Ensue
Local St. John’s mainstay rock club Distortion turns 9 years old this weekend and are hosting a full bill of celebratory nights which started Tuesday and have included a Nerd Night, Acoustic Night, Hip Hop Night and the party is set to cap off this weekend with two great rock shows:
Doors open both nights at 10PM with $7 cover, and a 3 for $10 Jager special.
Distortion has played a fantastic role as host to some of the best bangers in St. John’s over the last 9 years, so come down and show your support for the bar, and appreciation to owner/operator Glenn Tizzard who has kept the place running with his hard work and ample dedication.
6. Neon Satori Presents: HAZY DAZE IN BANNERMAN PARK Featuring YUNG DUMB
This event is free and family friendly. Picnics are strongly encouraged. You can check out the full daytime schedule on the Facebook event here, and stay tuned for more HAZY DAZE this summer.