Ohhh wow. Sled Island lineup dropped yesterday afternoon and it’s so choice! The festival took a beating last year with whole Calgary flood thing happening night one of the fest, leading to a cancellation of the rest of the festival (and some really unique unplanned jam sessions and house concerts). Unfortunately that was a big blow to festival organizers and a lot of lost money. Continue reading
This evening while cooking dinner I got thinking about the beverage choices we make to pair with our food. Wings and beer, wine and cheese, pizza and coke. Personally I was craving a glass of wine to go with my meal. Now what wine pairs with meatloaf? The answer I invariably came to was the correct one … box. Continue reading
Enter March, and we’ve got some good rap to start the month off right. Young Braised of Vancouver’s wavy rap fame, may make an appearance Friday night at Amigos. If you know what’s good for you, you’ll check the set. To add to the great news, Open Mike Eagle signed with Mellow Music Group (no not Maybach Music Group) and is set to release 3 albums over the next 2 years, first of which is to be Dark Comedy. I’m hyped. We also got some new videos. Tune in! Continue reading
Every Wednesday, Spareparts announces a great prize they’ll give away the following Friday and I always get the pleasure of telling y’all about it here on the Rooster. Today’s prize is a brand new style of sunglasses, Dragon’s The Jam H20 in Matte Black/ Plasma worth $185. To win, you’ve gotta give me a good reason the fates should draw your name. Did your own shades just break? Are you tired of your current style? Do you never win anything and want to win today? Write an answer, whatever it is, in the comments at the bottom of this post and you could win The Jam sunglasses come Friday at 4pm.
Let’s take a look at the new colourways in The Jam and a few other Dragon shades you’ll find at Spareparts for Spring.
Living on the prairies means we all have a deep and natural connection with the grain our farmers produce, which is the inspiration behind Saskatoon’s newest and most distinctive bread and pastry shop, The Night Oven Bakery. Continue reading
The Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC ($230, available at Spareparts) is that classic little purse that every girl needs in her wardrobe because although it’s a go-to, it’s hardly lacking in personality so it’s no wonder celebs like Lauren Conrad, Rachel Bilson, and Jessica Alba carry this little bag often and with ease. I thought it would be fun to show off that versatility so I popped into Saskatoon’s White Dhalia to meet up with the darling Kaitlin Beck who, along with her fellow sales associates, styled three very different looks that would showcase the range of the Mini MAC. Needless to say, we had a ball.
When I saw the picture my buddy Tim Stone had posted on Facebook, my jaw dropped and I sent him a note telling him I was a-comin’ over. The picture was of a snow fort. And not just a quinzee or an attempt at an igloo (we all try that once) but it was a giant man-cave of a snow fort that according to his description, would be the setting of a party on the coldest night of the year. I had to see it in person. So, I dropped by the morning after the fort party for a hangover tour of the snow abode and despite losing all feeling in my fingers, it was totally worth leaving the comfort of my home and PJs to peek inside that thing.
Upon hearing that Facebook bought WhatsApp for 19 Billion Dollars (as in nineteen thousand million dollars!!) I have decided to use all of my spare time to think of an app that’s gonna get me my billion. If 2 Ivy league douchebags can think of an app that basically allowed them to convince girls to send them nakeys and get offered 3 billion I got to have something up there that can get me at least one. I’m not greedy – one billion will do. Continue reading
First of all – not a chef. No professional training in a kitchen whatsoever. I just thought I would share some of my favorite marinades with you. All of these can be made with items you should have in your kitchen and they take little to no time. Adjust any or all of the ingredients based upon your own personal preferences. Continue reading
We may be stuck in between a lot of flat land, but the Queen City’s local graffiti scene is not to be underestimated. One of the most up and coming artists is a guy named Spencer Grys from Moose Jaw. He draws and paints abstract portraits of cartoon beasts with funny teeth and jelly-blob bodies – these pieces have a silly, feel good aesthetic that’s difficult not to grin at, no matter how curmudgeonly you are. Grys has painted murals and garages in Moose Jaw and Regina’s North Central area, and he recently started selling his paintings on canvas and snowboards on Facebook. We sat down with the artist to chat about his work. Continue reading