New Music: Erin Costelo’s ‘Down Below, The Status Quo’

All the words that are typically used to describe soul music fall short in trying to describe Erin Costelo’s new album. Soulful, smooth, silky, they fizzle in the face of her heartfelt lyrics and accomplished production team. With a background in classical and electronic music, Costelo is bringing it home and baring it all with Down Below, The Status Quo. Continue reading New Music: Erin Costelo’s ‘Down Below, The Status Quo’

Picaroons Has Bigger Plans For New Brunswick

This week Picaroons is opening the newest of its locations in Saint John. The new brewtique will offer a selection of beer, produced locally, as well as operating as something best described as an artisanal general store. But it’s just one part of the bigger puzzle that Picaroons is putting together. In fact, it’s only one of three locations they’re opening in New Brunswick this year. Continue reading Picaroons Has Bigger Plans For New Brunswick

Igor’s Iceman

Igor Dobrolovskiy practically beats his chest. Though sitting, he puffs it out further still and makes a series of emphatic gestures as he demonstrates his physical skill, “I’m a professional dancer. I’m not the same shape like before, of course. I’m over fifty,” he says through a laugh with that easy charm which is only ever attained by foreign gentlemen of a certain age. “Still, I show class. Like today, I have to move. I have to move my legs and show them.” He gestures again in a sort of seated pirouette, his heavy imperial moustache impressively staying in place. Continue reading Igor’s Iceman

New Music: Shotgun Jimmie’s ‘Field of Trampolines’

‘Field of Trampolines’ is Shotgun Jimmie’s summer anthem for the adventures of young twenty-somethings. Written on the tail-end of a summer-long Canadian tour and produced in a four-day recording stint by Nova Scotia’s own star, Joel Plaskett, the album echoes late night campfires, beach days, and road trips. Continue reading New Music: Shotgun Jimmie’s ‘Field of Trampolines’

‘The Millennial Dream’ Is About To Change Your World

Hemmings House Pictures is doing their part to nurture the conversation on the state of millennials in their new documentary, The Millennial Dream. With the hopes of arresting the growing exodus of young people from their home communities, the film not only looks at the changing values of a younger generation, but Hemmings House have also done what they can to lead by example. “That is the future of Hemmings House,” says Greg Hemmings, “to make measurable change locally with global relevance. We’re not selling the videos and making cool tv shows, we’re going to be selling the product of change.” Continue reading ‘The Millennial Dream’ Is About To Change Your World

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