Since Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age has made headlines for kicking a photographer in the head, cutting himself with a knife, and berating a California audience, perhaps St. John’s can feel less bad about that time they pelted him with shoes in 2008.
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.
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.
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.
Check out some found footage from when MuchMusic gave Marble Mountain an SJ in 1997 featuring Sloan, Wilco, I Mother Earth and Collective Soul.
Check out the 10 most viewed Newfoundland uploads on YouTube which include crashing sports cars, collapsing icebergs, exploding whales, and of course, The White Stripes.
Before we roll out our wrap-up of the HPX 2016 festivities, we wanted to share this great piece of throwback video from Much Music’s 1994 coverage of Halifax Pop Explosion. This found footage features Eric’s Trip, Thrush Hermit, Sunny Day Real Estate, Blonde Red Head, Treble Charger, Hardship Post and much more.
As an immaculate representation of Gord Downie’s graceful timelessness, we figured who better to interpret a Canadian punk anthem than the man who penned so many classic Canadian canticles of his own.
Many rappers talk about “dropping knowledge” and “dropping science”, but KRS realized the phrases when, in addition to his 2008 Halifax show, he spontaneously lectured for three hours at the University of King’s College.