08Jul

THE UGLY CIUT Interview

The Ugly were one of Toronto’s notorious punk bands from the late 1970s. They were infamous for “pirating” the stage, meaning that when they weren’t on the bill, they would jump the stage in between bands and play a short set until they were physically forced off the stage. Apparently […]

22Jun

CHEETAH CHROME Interview

As part of the documentary that Aldo Erdic is doing on the Diodes, Aldo travelled to Hamilton to interview the one and only Cheetah Chrome, guitar player for the infamous Dead Boys.  After moving from Cleaveland, the Dead Boys became one of the key bands from the New York CBGBs […]

05Jun

THE DIODES Reunion 2007

The Diodes were one of the important Toronto punk bands in 1977. They opened the city’s first punk club, the Crash ‘n’Burn, which in many ways catalyzed the scene and gave it focus. Now over 25 years after breaking up, they have reunited, played the Cavern Club in Liverpool two […]

14Apr

SIMPLY SAUCER At Ciao Edie

Over 30 years after they recorded songs for their classic album Cyborgs Revisited, Hamilton’s Simply Saucer have reformed and begun recording a new Moneygram money transfer record. Here’s some live footage, filmed by ToBeScene’s Aldo Erdic, highlighting why they’ve been compared to Pink Floyd, Velvet Ungerground and 13th Floor Elevators.

01Apr

B-GIRLS Live At White Orchid

North America’s first all girl punk bands were the Dishrags fromVancouverand the Curse and B Girls fromToronto.  Since last year, members from the B Girls have been playing with the Srewed, who themselves are made up of members from the Demics and Battered Wives.

30Mar

THE POINTED STICKS 25 Years Later

The Pointed Sticks were one of Canada’s best power pop bands making upVancouver’s late 1970s punk/new wave scene. After forming in 1978, the Pointed Sticks released a few singles and eventually their catchy, well-crafted songs got them signed to the oldUKlabel Stiff Records. They wereCanada’s answer to early Elvis Costello, […]

07Mar

THE KING KHAN BBQ SHOW Silver Dollar

The rock’n’roll party that is the King Khan BBQ Show more than loosened up the Toronto crowd at a recent show, what with King Khan getting into his Tina Turner outfit and BBQ playing his guitar so hard that his fingers were bleeding!! King Khan and BBQ are a dynamcic […]

24Feb

CAREER SUICIDE Live At ToBeScene

Career Suicide blast out old school hardcore with an energy level that heats up any room they play. In January 2007, Martin Farkas (vocals), Jonah Falco (guitar), Matt Miller (bass), and Dave Brown (drums) squeezed into ToBeScene’s tiny studio space and got the walls rumblin’ and neighbours listening in whether […]

23Feb

BRUTAL KNIGHTS At Silver Dollar

The current Toronto hardcore scene is marked by several bands that draw on the early 1980’s California sound. Brutal Knights have been together since 2001 and include Nick Flanagan (vocals) from Teen Crud Combo and Jon Sharron (guitar) from Hacksaw. Flanagan is also a stand up comedian and he brings […]

19Feb

FUCKED UP at the Horseshoe Tavern

In the five years that Toronto’s Fucked Up have been around they have put out almost 30 releases, the bulk of which consisted of 7 inch singles.  In many ways they are catering to the vinyl collectors but at the same time they are building an aesthetic that draws imagery […]