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.
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.
Though Thursday at Bar None was already a weekend’s worth of partying, dancing and musical intake – our bodies are capable of second and third winds for a reason.
The reason this weekend is Shed Island.
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.
At 10:00PM on Thursday, August 14th, 2014, Bar None [164 Water Street, St. John’s, NL] plays host to the opening night of the Shed Island festival, and the first of three jam-packed days of music. For those without a festival pass, a measly ten dollars for the night guarantees a musical bang for your buck.
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.
3) Quitting a job.
These three pop punk tropes are examples of why pop punk can be the greatest genre or the absolute worse. Tropes #1 and #3 aren’t so much troublesome as they are tired; it’s #2 that is the problem child. This is where pop punk straddles the line of being charming & romantic and creepy & sexist. You show me Jawbreaker’s “Want” and I’ll flash Screeching Weasel’s “I Don’t Wanna Be Friends.”
Shed Island is an independent music festival taking place August 14-17th in St. John’s, Newfoundland. I sat down with promoters Glen May and Micah Brown to find out a little bit about the origin of the festival, and the community from which it stems.
When I was asked if I would be interested in contributing a piece about a band from New Brunswick, my past and future home province, the first band I thought of was Wooden Wives. I decided to think on the matter for a while, consider some of the other great bands that began or are based out of N.B. (what up, Mouthbreathers?) but, even with this extra thought and consideration, I always came back to Wooden Wives.