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.
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.
In 2006 a news hit from a small Alaskan town called Ravenstoke went viral; the video features NTV News anchor Glen Carter playing reporter Chuck Peterson. Ravenstoke, Chuck Peterson and the story in the video are all made up, but the weirdness is very real.
During their 1992 Breaking of The Wind reunion tour, British mockstars Spinal Tap stopped by Quidi Vidi Lake in St. John’s for a special Canada day performance. Check out some found footage from the original Much Music broadcast.