An A/V Guide to the Out of Earshot Schedule

There has been a buzz in the air since the announcement of Out of Earshot, the newest music and arts festival to liven up the St. John’s summer schedule. After much anticipation stirring within the community, Out of Earshot is ready to launch its inaugural edition this week from August 23rd-25th at various venues in downtown St. John’s.

A non-profit gala of independent and DIY art is a fresh breath of air for a city that relies heavily on the stuffy agenda of “same old” nostalgia acts and sure draw booking engagements to fill its summer catalog.

“Out of Earshot sees the beauty of creating art in a city as unique as St. John’s, off the beaten path of the Canadian festival circuit” the festival states. “Through this celebration of DIY art and culture we hope to foster cross-provincial connections between local and visiting artists and showcase the unknown and unheard gems that this city and country have to offer.”

To help navigate the diverse lineup of new and emerging eastern Canadian bands and artists set to comprise Out of Earshot’s shows, workshops, installations and presentations, we decided to do our own rundown of the festival itinerary in the form of an Audio/Video primer for your artistically adventurous week in St. John’s.

For full details on the schedule of events, check out the Out of Earshot Facebook page here.

Thursday, August 23rd:

Eastern Edge Gallery – Doors 7:30PM / Show 8PM – All Ages / $15

Claire Whitehead (Ontario)

Baby Bunny: 
a power-pop duo comprised of 2 parts BBQT.
Local trumpet, bass and drums trio; “combining free improvisation with contemporary classical composition practices”.

The Ship – Doors 10PM / Show 10:30PM – 19+ / $15

LAPS (Quebec)

Rabies (Nova Scotia)

Property (Newfoundland)

Lo Siento (Newfoundland)

Friday, August 24th:

Broken Books – 5PM-630PM – All Ages / Free By Donation

Emo Pope (Newfoundland)

With readings by Violet Drake, Heather Nolan and Cole Hayley. 

The Gathering Place Auditorium – Doors 7:30PM / Show 8PM – All Ages / $15

Syngja (Québec)

Blunk Chunks (Ontario)

Eastern Owl (Newfoundland)

Ritual Frames (Newfoundland)

Irma’s Nail Salon: Owner Irma Gerd will be present to talk about Femme Flagging and will be offering free manicures to Queeer Identifying people.

The Republic – Doors 10PM / Show 10:30PM – 19+ / $15

DOXX (Ontario)

Frail Hands (Nova Scotia)

Blood Beach (Nova Scotia)

Pillowcount (Newfoundland)

Yee Grlz (Newfoundland)

Saturday, August 25th:

Bannerman Park Gazebo – 2PM – 4PM – All Ages / Free

Neil Conway (Newfoundland)

Renders (Newfoundland)

Dormitories (Newfoundland)

Eastern Edge Gallery – 4PM to 6PM – All Ages/ Free

Chris Murdoch: Black Dots – A talk about the experiences of African-Canadians/Americans in the world of punk rock and hardcore music.

Location TBA – 7:30PM to 9PM – All Ages / Free

DOXX (Ontario)

Lions Share (Newfoundland)

Worst Lay (Newfoundland)

The Republic – Doors 10PM / Show 10:30pm – 19+ / $15

Surveillance (Nova Scotia)

Doffing (Québec)

Hard Ticket (Newfoundland)

Conditioner (Newfoundland)

Follow the full schedule events on Out of Earshot’s Facebook page

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