Within the last few weeks, a bedraggled VHS tape surfaced containing some vital footage of Newfoundland’s punk rock history. Though recovering the previously unseen video was anything but a clean process, our pal Alex Rumboldt got his hands dirty for the greater good of archiving this fundamental tape.
Brandon are a new emo band comprised of four Atlantic Canadian expats by way of Montréal. On the heels of their debut EP, we grabbed the opportunity to crack open Brandon’s new video for the track “Tonic Water”.
Nova Scotia’s Steb Sly is an understated pioneer in Canadian electronic music. Check out our chat with Sly as we cover an eclectic career ranging from breakdancing and beatmaking in the 1980s, cutting techno records in the 1990s, scoring high profile video games like Mass Effect in the 2000s, to presently hosting a wealth of live stream sessions in the 2010s.
Following the recent release of their debut EP, CONDITIONER have gifted us with a music video comprised of fuzzy found footage from throwback TV commercials.
“We love you dearly, and we would like to thank you for 40 years of a really great time”, Tom Petty told the Hollywood Bowl audience just a week before his death. Watch Petty close his final show with “American Girl”.
As a Secret East salute to the recent passing of the Austrian strongman and wrestling icon Otto Wanz, we dug up some footage of him going belly-to-belly with Newfoundland wrestling legend Sailor White in 1981.
“I love all of you out there that made my dreams come true. When I come back, I’ll come back strong”.
Remember that time Fugazi played Halifax in 1998? Check out an hour and a half of footage from their performance, or buy the live audio recording straight from Dischord Records.
Though it has been a decade since Vancouver’s Daggermouth dropped their two classic pop punk albums, their influence has been celebrated with pure enthusiasm by an East Coast audience who eagerly awaits their Newfoundland debut.