In 1990, a local electrician petitioned to have the Newfoundland town of Dildo change its name because it embarrassed his children.
Across This Land is a 1973 concert film featuring Stompin’ Tom Connors, and it will hit you in your nostalgic Canadian feels like a warm glob of maple syrup.
Relive The White Stripes’ 50 second show in St. John’s that once held the Guinness World Record for shortest concert of all time.
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.