Win a signed CD and tickets to see Michou tonight at The Ship!

    Posted on: Saturday, August 28th, 2010

Michou, a band who’s members were born in the past by a man from the future then travelled in time to the present, are in town promoting their sophomore album, Cardona. They played The Ship last night and are set to do it all again tonight.

This time around we’ve got free tickets and a signed copy of Cardona to give away to one lucky Signal reader.

Simply leave a comment below telling us which one of the Back to the Future movies was your fave, and you’ll be entered into our 6pm draw.

That’s soon! So enter now!

Then watch these two rather fantastic music videos of theirs and get yourself in the mood for Michou.

You’ll have fun, fun, fun, tonight when the Beach B’ys play!

    Posted on: Friday, August 27th, 2010

The last time the Beach B’ys played at The Levee, which also just happens to be the first time they’d played anywhere outside their jam space, a loosely assembled bar crowd quickly transformed into a tightly packed audience of adoring fans. Hoots, hollers and high praise rang out between songs as the B’ys laid down one beautifully articulated classic after another.

It was a sight and sound to behold.

The Beach B’ys are back at The Levee tonight, taking the stage at a very sharp 11pm. You really don’t want to miss this.

Below, a scene from Canada Day when the Beach B’ys gave a special private performance for band member Jordan Young’s family gathering.

Last chance to dance for a while

    Posted on: Friday, August 27th, 2010

If you’ve ever stepped foot inside Distortion for Musique Non Stop, you know it’s an infectious experience. The music, the people, the dance floor, it’s all unlike anything else you’ll find on George Street.

Tonight Musique Non Stop is bidding its countless fans a fond, albeit temporary farewell. Benjy and co. are taking a break for a while, and deservedly so. This will be the 23rd instalment of the electrically eclectic, always free dance party at Distortion.

Perhaps in a bid to try and hide the tears in everyone’s eyes, the theme for tonight’s Musique Non Stop is sunglasses at night. Best glasses win a prize!

Featuring Dee Jay Benjy and Little Dan, Musique Non Stop 23, the last for some time, gets underway at 11pm and goes late.

Enter our draw for a free case of your fave QV beer! UPDATE: huge prize this week!

    Posted on: Friday, August 27th, 2010

UPDATE 2: Congratulations to the winner of this week’s QV draw, Kieran Smith! Enjoy those beers and that tour, Kieran!

UPDATE: QV are upping the ante for this week’s draw! The prize now includes:

  • Two dozen of your favourite QV beer!
  • A gift cerifticate for a tour of the brewery for you and 5 of your friends! This includes a sampling of all of their brands, a complimentary beer of your choice, and a tour of the brewery!

Remember, all you have to do to enter is leave a comment below telling us what your favourite QV beer is!

So, who wants to win the most awesome QV prize pack ever?

Every Friday from 430pm to 8pm it’s happy hour at Quidi Vidi Brewery. They’ve got drink specials, live music, and for one lucky Signal reader a free case of their favourite QV beer!

Every week, all summer long we’re giving you the chance to win.

All you have to do to enter is answer this skill testing question: what is your favourite QV beer?

Leave your answer as a comment here and you’ll be entered into today’s 4pm draw.

It’s that simple.

Photo via Lyndon Keating's flickr stream. Thanks Lyndon!

Note: all comments must be accompanied by a valid e-mail address (we don’t collect that stuff in any way, but it helps keep the number of repeat entries down to a minimum, which is only fair).

State of the Economy: St. John’s Metro

    Posted on: Thursday, August 26th, 2010

The points below outline some of the issues highlighted in the city’s State of the Economy report.

There is a lot of good news contained within the report, but also a lot of bad and ugly, view the full report from the City of St. John’s by clicking here

  • Our population is ageing and the working age population is expected to decline.
  • Our natural population growth (births minus deaths) has slowed.
  • In-migration will be key to our future population growth.
  • Migration to St. John’s is increasing, especially from other provinces.
  • We are not realizing our full potential to attract international migrants.
  • There is a shortage of available office space.
  • Skyrocketing housing prices are creating pressures on affordable housing.
  • There is a severe shortage of rental units (housing).
  • The near term economy is positive, driven largely by oil and gas.
  • Reliance on a single industry necessitates economic diversification.