The first women’s wrestling match in Newfoundland took place in the summer of 1955 at the Memorial Stadium. The advertised photos of Alberta’s Alma Mills peaked curiosity across the island prior to her arrival, but audiences were shocked when they finally got to see her in the ring.
Ahead of the official release of Swimming’s debut album titled That’s OK on October 8th, we’ve got an exclusive first listen to the 9-song offering from the St. John’s emo / math rock trio.
These were the third and fourth shows of The Tragically Hip’s Road Apples tour, and the band’s first gigs in St. John’s.
Mixing and mastering duties were carried out by Daryl Palumbo, a personal hero of Milley, and frontman for bands Glassjaw, Head Automatica and Color Film. In addition to producing the album, Palumbo also takes vocal duties on the tracks “Headrest” and “Big Figure”.
During his lost 1959 visit to St. John’s, Louis Armstrong performed two shows at the Memorial Stadium, enjoyed a feed of fresh salmon, bought a stack of traditional Newfoundland records, and chatted with young journalists outside of his room at the Kenmount Motel.
Just months before recording Dizzy Gillespie Jam live at the Montreux Jazz Festival, the legendary trumpeter and bebop pioneer made a stop at the Arts & Culture Centre in St. John’s on January 19th, 1977.
Missing sports during the pandemic? Craving some Newfoundland sports nostalgia? Someone just uploaded full games from the final St. John’s Maple Leafs AHL season in 2004. You’re welcome.
Stream the full length debut of Kyle Gryphon’s dark Newfoundland neofolk masterpiece.
Folk songwriter Kyle Gryphon debuts his new album with a haunting ballad of the broken working Newfoundlander: “don’t think, don’t feel, get back to work.”