A new book about Frankie Venom and Teenage Head was release by Coach House Press.  The book is written by Geoff Pevere, writer for the Globe and Mail and Toronto Star.  Punks And Rockers was not able to attend the previous night’s book launch in Toronto, which featured special guests […]

CIUT programmers try to raise funds for the station twice a year, but this current funding drive has a lot more importance.  The station has actually lost it’s main transmitter and is know broadcast at only 50 watts of power, which mean only people in the downtown core can get […]

Miracle Whip paid tribute to a great rock’n’roller and songwriter, Richard Carstens, former member of 1980’s bands Madhouse and Affaken.  He passed away suddenly last week.  Miracle Whip’s Mike Andrechuk, former fellow band member in Madhouse, performed a few of Richard’s best songs.

Studio 3 at CIUT was treated to some sugar-sweet melodic punk with bite in the form of the Unbelievers.  The band is a three piece headed up by guitarist/songwriter Jen Unbe.  The band is from Toronto but is signed to Stumble Records out of St. Catharines.  For this session, Jen […]

Original members from Toronto’s punk class of 1977 visited the CIUT studio.  The band is Screamin’ Sam and features Sam Ferrara on bass and vocals, Steve Koch on lead guitar, John Borra on rhythm guitar and Cleave Anderson on drums.  All these guys are a who’s who of the early […]

Here’s a little departure from the standard Punks And Rockers fair.  The meditative, relaxing music of DroneDoctor is on the opposite end of the punk spectrum. The band is made up of former Cowboy Junkie Jaro on accordion and John Timmins – the brother of Cowboy Junkie Michael Timmins – […]

Hormoans is a three piece playing some melodic, infectious rhythms, echoing 1980s post punk sounds of bands like Gang of Four, Fugazi and maybe even early Talking Heads.  In addition to the band, guitarist/vocalist Steve Sandhu also made a short documentary on Toronto punk-noise scene in 2012 called FEED.

We’re revamping our site to make it mobile phone / iPad / tablet compatible.  Videos and photos will slowly be added over the next few weeks and our goal is to give you a more enjoyable viewing experience. Please don’t hesitate to drop us a line if you’re experiencing slowness, […]

Burial Permit throws out some heavy grindcore with an experimental side at times.  On the track “Sleep” they plug a portable cassette recorder with an iPhone to create some messed up noise.

The Punks And Rockers cameras were at the Silver Dollar to capture the R & B and soul influenced garage groove of the Sphinxs.  Unfortunately, this was there final show after some 3 years of playing together.  The group nevertheless was having a good time on stage and the crowd […]