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Comments: 0Monday, May 2, 2011 09:03:30 AM
File this one under "Tell me something I didn't already know". 
Comments: 0Saturday, April 30, 2011 04:54:04 PM
This was the second time in about seven years that The Pixies have graced us with their presence.  This time, they brought a bit more of a concept, calling it the Doolittle Tour and mostly playing songs off that classic 90s record (well, actually it was released in 89, but it was the 90s that felt its influence).  I like the idea of a band revisiting their great albums --- seeing Kiss do
Comments: 0Saturday, April 30, 2011 10:52:52 AM
The Globe and Mail, Canada's Official Newspaper of the Conservative Party has a bit on the Saskatoon-Humboldt riding.  I was afraid to read it because I was pretty certain they were going to point out some local traits that are rather embarrassing.  Turns out it's not all bad, only because they gave voice to two of the non-douchebag candidates.  (Although they called Denise
Comments: 0Friday, April 29, 2011 02:27:39 PM
Short notice, I know--but if you're as disgusted with Brad Trost's recent bullshit about the Conservatives halting funding to Planned Parenthood International as the rest of us are, head down to a Pro-Choice protest march: the March For Choice starts at 5pm today (Friday) at the bottom of the university bridge (so piss off, wind and rain!), and ends at the campaign office of
Comments: 0Thursday, April 28, 2011 06:09:21 PM
Perhaps the reason Harper doesn't like to talk is that he doesn't know what he's talking about.  This seems like a strange misstep for the PM (for now).  Is it a mistake borne of fear and desparation?
Comments: 0Tuesday, April 26, 2011 10:51:13 AM
This week - Steve Earl among others.  I love this guy.  Last time he made an album it won a Grammy which is good I guess. His new album has the same title of his new novel, so you can read Steve Earl while listening to Steve Earl.Here's the entire list of this weeks major label releases for you.Remember to visit  record stores and inquire about local and indy releases such
Comments: 0Wednesday, April 20, 2011 09:39:46 PM
The following is a post lifted from our sister paper Prairie Dog Magazine's amazing blog.  It is authored by Stephen Whitworth. What is this, Tea Party U.S.A.? From CBC:A Saskatchewan Conservative candidate says the federal government has decided to cut funding to the International Planned Parenthood Federation, a decision he says influenced by pro-life supporters.The decision on whe
Comments: 0Wednesday, April 20, 2011 08:53:57 AM
Perhaps a look into the past of our would be Prime Ministers?Thanks to the Globe and Mail for finding this website.  Most stunning to me is how cool Harper looked back in University.  You can almost hear  Neil Young singing when you look at the photo.Here's May, Layton, Ignatieff, Duceppe and Harper for your viewing pleasure.SPECIAL BONUS - Comment here and you are entered to wi
Comments: 0Tuesday, April 19, 2011 10:56:27 AM
Gorillaz head up this weeks list of new music releases from the major labels in Canada.  I've never had the patience to really give Gorillaz a chance, but they seem to be pretty well liked and respected, so I figure this is a fairly big deal. If you're stuck in the past, and judging by the recent polls alot of us are, you may want to snag the new Greatest Hits packages available
Comments: 0Sunday, April 10, 2011 08:04:33 PM
There are Oscar party menus and Grey Cup menus and Super Bowl menus, so why not a menu for an electoral debate? Well, there are actually several reasons why not, mostly having to do with stomach-turning rhetoric and the urge (which I have, not sure about the rest of you) to hurl things at the television.If politics gets you riled up like it does me, you could be at risk of some sort of digestive u
Comments: 0Tuesday, April 5, 2011 09:43:31 AM
There are two Ramblin' Guys I always liked.  Steve Martin and Dave Scharf.  One of them, I have not met.  The other, I've known for a long time.Dave Scharf - Ramblin' Dave is leaving Saskatoon to breathe some new air.  I'm pleased for Dave and Heather and the kids.  Ottawa is an incredibly beautiful place to live.  I remember when Dave was a copy write
Comments: 0Wednesday, March 30, 2011 10:43:50 PM
Ate in at Schryer's BBQ tonight, and was immediately struck by the fantastically fast service—families that arrived immediately before and after us had ordered, eaten and gone in less than a half hour. And yet, as my husband marvelled, "Ribs that taste this good should take longer, somehow." Well, they did take a long time to cook, like, a whole day, but they're ready and w
Comments: 0Wednesday, March 30, 2011 03:31:34 PM
 And now, we dance! Righto — the campaign is on in earnest, leaders are flying willy-nilly all over the country to make five-minute “shake a few hands, kiss a few babies and get that all important photo-op!” stops in cities and towns across the land, and local candidates are wearing out their knuckles knocking on doors. In that light, here’s the first in what will
Comments: 0Wednesday, March 30, 2011 09:43:37 AM
CBC has a fun toy on their website.  Its called Vote Compass.  A series of questions will profile you and determine which political party you are most in step with.  Yesterday I heard that over half a million people had tried it. I gave it a go last night and I did in fact surprise myself.  Give it a try.  Then be sure to vote based on all the information you gather o
Comments: 0Tuesday, March 29, 2011 09:18:36 AM
Today is Tuesday. Of course that means new releases from the big fancy shmancy record labels.  What's new?  You may be surprised! Britney Spears for chrissake! I thought she retired.  ROXETTE! What the hell? My hope for this week lies in Robbie Robertson although the biggie, if you haven't already downloaded it, is from Radiohead.  Have a look at the list.
Comments: 0Monday, March 28, 2011 01:15:09 PM
First, a message for Chris Morin.  "Hey Morin!  Don’t force my post off with your tour updates or no one will know about this important message!  Sounds like you guys are having fun though.  Stay safe Mr. Man!  But not so safe that you suck all the fun out of rock n’ roll."ANYWAY --- It’s that time again!  Vivefest 3 is this week!  Mar
Comments: 0Thursday, March 24, 2011 12:38:02 PM
A band on tour will forget all sorts of things when they leave. One band I used to be in remembered our new CDs when we were halfway to Regina. Another forgot that the guitarist was not to be trusted with money – we had to call home for gas money.So far, the cross-Canada tour with Slow Down Molasses has been amazing. We actually remembered to buy extra guitar strings, pack secret stashes of
Comments: 0Tuesday, March 22, 2011 12:47:47 PM
One of my favourite shows I’ve ever seen in Saskatoon was Montreal’s Stars at Amigos. I think it was their first tour and the other band had cancelled, forcing them to play a double set. There were perhaps 20 people in the audience that night.Every band experiences this on tour. One night you can play to 150 completely appreciative fans, the next you play to 5 people, including the bar
Comments: 0Saturday, March 19, 2011 08:19:05 PM
Played to an amazing crowd at O’Hanlons last night. Even better it was my birthday, which was prefaced by ingesting the obligatory shots of alcohol, high-fives with friends and strangers and dancing with pretty girls and boys. And, of course, rocking out with 6-foot tall high kicks.For those who don’t know, Regina’s O’Hanlons enjoys the status of being an institution for ba
Comments: 0Saturday, March 19, 2011 03:42:30 PM
Alright, you Irish--you had your day, and now it's Scotland's turn! At least, it is if you're a fan of Scottish music and culture run through a punk blender.Like a cockroach living through a nuclear holocaust, The Real McKenzies simply refuse to die--and thank bloody hell for that. They're playing at Amigos tonight, and I'll keep the rest of this short and sweet: if you've
Comments: 0Friday, March 18, 2011 07:53:11 PM
Just rolled into Regina with Slow Down Molasses – went straight to O’Hanlons for some pre-show pints and pizzas. Last night’s show at Broken City in Calgary made me feel every bit of my newfound 31st year. Women screamed incessantly throughout our set, which was sort of amusing and annoying until I realized that they were genuinely stoked to see us play. When was the last time I
Comments: 0Friday, March 18, 2011 02:55:38 PM
Tonight at DIVA's, D.O.A headlines a show featuring 5 bands ranging from rock to alt-folk to techno.  Let me take you back in time!There is a facebook page for the event that provides more info than I have time to share.  Ignore the fact that the poster art mentions Cosmo Senior Centre.  The event will definitely be at Diva's.
Comments: 0Friday, March 18, 2011 11:21:40 AM
I spent the last couple of weeks jet setting around the world like The Rolling Stones (okay, well, I only went to Vancouver and then Mexico, but still...).  My constant companion was a copy of the new Keith Richards biography, “Life.”  Though the book is ghost written by journalist James Fox, it feels natural, because it is based on a plethora of interviews Fox did
Comments: 0Thursday, March 17, 2011 01:15:48 PM
Actually, mostly non-Irish will be losing it tonight. I s’pect most Irish view this as a day of reverence to varying degrees. It’s the rest of us (I’m Swiss) that grab on to any excuse to make an idiot of ourselves. So enjoy, friends.A couple places that will help you feel like you’re part of something tonight:Winston’s in the Senator Hotel. They’re a cool
Comments: 0Thursday, March 17, 2011 10:41:56 AM
Greetings from the road. I am currently on a cross-Canada tour with Slow Down Molasses, a local indie band. Tonight we play in Calgary at Broken City on St. Patrick’s Day. I am hoping not to get too much green vomit on my bass. But I suppose I should be thankful for the audiences interaction – isn’t being punk rock about showing affection in strange, smelly ways?There have been p
Comments: 0Wednesday, March 16, 2011 04:52:11 PM
That's right! It's "Faith Night" at the Saskatoon Blades game this evening (and a christian rock band will be there--which is always awesome!)! Um... maybe the slogan will be  "Hooray for God, now let's beat those bastards silly"? Not quite sure... but it does seem a bit strange.I first saw the announcement of "Faith Night"  in a very subtle
Comments: 0Wednesday, March 16, 2011 11:07:01 AM
Have you cast your ballot yet?  You have about a week to help choose Saskatoon's Best and enter to win $500 of the finest food in town!Voting closes at noon March 24 and the results appear in the April 21st Planet S Magazine.VOTE NOW!
Comments: 0Tuesday, March 15, 2011 07:42:40 PM
In recent years, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet has mounted imaginative reinterpretations of several classic tales like Dracula, Carmen and Moulin Rouge. March 16 at TCU Place, the RWB presents its latest ballet Wonderland based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.Just prior to Wonderland's world premiere in Winnipeg on March 9, I spoke by phone with Jacelyn Lobay, who dances the role of A
Comments: 0Tuesday, March 15, 2011 08:32:29 AM
I love Tuesdays.   Rise Against headlines this week's new releases!
Comments: 0Monday, February 14, 2011 06:13:13 PM
From your Regina friends at prairie dog! Remember when you're out wooing your wover tonight that GOOD TABLE MANNERS ARE IMPORTANT. So make sure that when you eat with your hands, you do so with dignity. (Youtube)That's the way to impress the cool and sexy cat of your dreams!