20Dec

A RIZDALES CHRISTMAS

What better way to ease into Christmas than to spend a frosty afternoon listening to the Rizdales and friends at the small and cosey Graffiti’s Bar & Grill.  The festivities were kicked off by Ancient Chinese Secret, featuring ex-Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet guitarist Brian Connelly.  Their amazing surf […]

12Dec

THE WAYOUTS & VON DRATS

The Von Drats celebrated their 7 inch single release at the Cadillac Lounge by having the recently reunited Wayouts open the show for them.  The Wayouts, named after the Flintstones band, were playing their infectious power pop between 1977 to 1981 when members of the Von Drats were bearly out […]

29Nov

THE LAST POGO Wraps Up!

Well, it’s officially a wrap!  Principal photography for Colin Brunton’s documentary The Last Pogo Jumps Again has been completed with one big concert party at the Horseshoe Tavern.  The show went from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am and featured performances by The Cardboard Brains, The Scenics, The Forgotten Rebels, The […]

23Nov

CHEETAH CHROME Returns

Cheetah Chrome returned toTorontoto play some shows with the Screwed again.  In addition to playing the Dakota Tavern  on Friday the 21st, Cheetah and the Screwed recorded some songs for Cheetah’s upcoming solo album at Grant Avenue Studio inHamilton.  To round off the rock’n’roll weekend, Cheetah performed a live session […]

16Oct

TEENAGE HEAD’s Frankie Venom, RIP

Canadian punk icon Frankie Venom has passed away today at the age of 51.  Born Francis Hannah Kerr, Frankie formedHamilton’s Teenage Head in 1975 while still in Westdale high school with Gord Lewis, Steve Mahon and Nic Stipanitz.  By the time punk rock hitCanada, they were a tight, well oiled […]

21Sep

63 MONROE CIUT Live Session

63 M0nroe appeared on theLondon,Ontario, punk scene in 1980 after a name change from N.F.G.  Up until 1985 63 Munroe had 5 releases, including 3 singles, but by August 1990 they had called it quits.  Time goes by, they get itchy fingers and 12 years later, the band reforms.  Today […]

18Sep

BOB GRUEN Photo Exhibit

Renowned photographer Bob Gruen celebrates a book launch and exhibit at the Liss Gallery in Toronto. Background music is by The Screwed.

02Sep

CHRISTMAS Revisited

ToBeScene has videotaped a lot of reunion shows over the past 2 years, mainly late 1970’s Toronto punk bands. In November 2007, however, we were fortunate enough to record an extremely rare performance of two bands in one shot, so to speak. This time we went back to the early […]

12Jul

THE UGLY at the Bovine Sex Club

The flashback to Toronto 1977 continued in 2008, with a special performance by the Ugly, featuring originally bassist Screamin’ Sam and drummer Tony Torcher. Steve Kotch, who played with the Demics and Viletones, filled in on guitar while Greg Dick, from the Dream Dates and Texas Dirtfuckers, had the daunting […]

30Mar

GARY LOURIS With The Sadies

Here’s Gary Louris, originally from the Jayhawks, playing the Mod Club on March 30, 2008. For his encore he was joined by members of Sadies and they performed “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere”, a song written by Bob Dylan, and made famous by The Byrds. Camera: Aldo Erdic & Kelly Truesdale […]