This summer movie season has been one of the dreariest in recent memory. Edge of Tomorrow was the only unreservedly great blockbuster. Godzilla and X-Men: Days of Future Past were both good, but I doubt 10 years from now we’ll view them as all-time classics. Otherwise the cinema has been full of dreck like Maleficent and hyperactive toy commercials like Transformers: The Age of Extinction. This lack of thrilling blockbusters, of summer films I’m excited about for months in advance of their release, has cemented my disillusionment with big budget Hollywood. But commercial Hollywood hasn’t always been so disappointing during the summer months. Many summer movies are some of the best films of all time and many of these summer classics came courtesy of one man: Steven Spielberg. Continue reading
There is nothing better than a fresh haircut to make you feel on top of the world! To women, the salon is a fun and girly escape to go gab to their hair stylist/part-time therapist (ha!) and leave with a glossy, flowing mane and a new confidence. Continue reading
Alright! Another beauty day here in downtown Saskatoon! We are set up alongside so many other great downtown vendors as part of the Annual 2nd Avenue Sidewalk Sale. Continue reading
HBO’s latest television series, The Leftovers, is dour entertainment. In fact, I’m not even sure the word “entertainment” should be used to describe it. Based off of Tom Perrotta’s novel and executive produced by Lost’s Damon Lindelof, The Leftovers follows the inhabitants of a New York town three years after a Rapture-like event known as “The Sudden Departure” made two percent of the world’s population disappear. Continue reading
Our new friend Sunjita Kapoor had a great weekend this last weekend! Well, she probably had a great two weekends before that at Jazz Fest shows as well. But on Saturday she came into Spareparts to cash in on her $500 shopping spree and took off with some great finds including a Michael Kors watch, a La Mer watch, super nice Dolce Vita shoes, and Ray Ban aviators! Continue reading
Spareparts is once again tenting out on 21st street this year, sporting our wildest deals on great luggage, sunglasses, wallets, purses, bags, hats, belts, underwear, and footwear starting today through to Saturday.
We’ve got our usual spot, close to the Midtown Plaza entrance, just outside of Royal Bank on 21st St and 4th Ave. Stop by our tent set up to give us high fives and find great prices (30%-70% off!) on great items such as these:
Lots of great deals on shoes including a big selection of Chinese Laundry footwear and these Chambray Platform Wedges by Toms shown above, originally $81, now $40!
The Focused Space “Departure Bag” in Leather/Burgundy is on sale for $40 from $87!
This Dakine Over Under luggage piece is on sale for $105 from $175. These bags are unreal and a long time staple at Spareparts. Grab one at this price while you can!
Hope to see you on the sunny side of the street this weekend in downtown Saskatoon, we couldn’t have asked for better weather, and the sidewalk sale is bigger and better than ever before!
Dr. J [aka Jason Armitage] has a long history with both rap and local music in general; he’s been collecting rap vinyl since the 80s, been a mainstay DJ on the Saskatoon scene for a number of years, and hosted a show on CFCR called Expansions. But a few years ago, he decided to take it all a step further and start his own record label, ‘Roots Forward Records.’ Roots Forward was created to preserve rare materials, both unheard and reissued, from 80s and 90s rappers. He’s got a new release just out, a 6-track cassette (with download card) called ‘Out of the Box,’ so I had a chat with the good doctor about the release, as well as the success of Roots Forward. Continue reading
This should be a good one! Toronto’s Union Duke stops in Saskatoon on July 24th at Village Guitar & Amp and two of Saskatoon’s most talented young bands The Population and The Little Brothers open. Continue reading
Playlist for June 11th – July 2nd 2014
I’ve been away from the studio for a few weeks, so we’ll catch you up on this one. Lots of great stuff dropped over the past month so we’ll get to it after the jump!
The Pistolwhips have come to do two things; chew bubblegum and kick ass. And they’re almost out of bubblegum. The band has been a force of nature for the last year or so; it wasn’t too long ago that frontman Rylan Schultz showed up to float me a copy of their first record, an EP that was made with the help of a Rawlco 10K20 grant. Continue reading