The Sidewinders were a seven piece deep funk n’ soul outfit from Halifax, NS who released a 1977 self-produced LP entitled Flatfoot Hustlin’. Collectors consider the release the holy grail of Canadian funk, with the original pressing selling upwards from $1-2,000 CAD, but little information is available on the group beyond the eight song LP.
Attention all ye freakers, miscreants, screwballers, and sapheaded numbskulls of St. John’s and surrounding areas — there’s officially a ball to roll to this Halloween, and it promises to be a place where you can be your weird-ass selves, or be a weird-ass someone else.
This Secret Selection is a deep cut from Newfoundland’s first punk band Da Slyme, and it’s one of their lesser known live tracks recorded in 1984. Da Slyme had sauce, humor, and boozy wit drizzled with a distinct Newfoundland flavor, as thick and salty as mudders brownest gravy.
In anticipation of tonight’s dual-show closing celebrations for Shed Island, we caught up with Andy March of CROSSS for some words on the importance of the Atlantic Canadian small fest circuit, ongoing live developments, and the anxieties of the songwriting process
We caught up with Kurt Inder for a six month update to chat about his relocation to Halifax, his new album, and coming back to Newfoundland as an expat touring act for Shed Island 2.
We caught up with Curtis Kilfoy to talk about the 11 years of his long running St. John’s post-punk band Mopey, as well as their brand new single Minor League Dad / Just Noodles which comes with a read-along comic book.
We chat with Stegosaurus guitarist/vocalist Stuart Buckley about the recording process of PUMMELED, Stegosaurus summer schedule, Sharktooth Records, and a brief guide to your “essentials to the scene” for St. John, NB.
Sackville’s Sappyfest has announced the full lineup for their 10th birthday bash, and the roster stacks acts new and old. We picked the brain of SappyFest creative director Lucas Hicks on the planning process, and what we can expect for the decennial anniversary of Sappy.
Jordan Murphy of Halifax psych-pop outfit Walrus talks about planning their American spring tour, their upcoming debut LP, and much more.