Bryen Dunn invited Punks And Rockers to some of our videos at the Velvet Underground for one of his STAIN events.  It was a night of drag queens, Sluts On 45 and rock’n’roll corrupting the youth of today and old school punks.

Pre-1976: BEFORE PUNK Toronto has always had a vibrant music scene. The 2011 documentary directed by Bruce McDonald, Yonge Street: Toronto Rock’n’roll Stories described Toronto’s early rock’n’roll scene of the 1950’s and 1960’s as being centred on the Yonge Street downtown strip. In 1957 Elvis Presley played two shows at […]

07Aug

THE ALARM CLOCKS Wooly Weekend 2009

To many the Alarm Clocks were the highlight of the Wooly Weekend garage festival held in Montreal from August 6 to 8, 2009. The band broke up in 1967 but before that managed to record one single “Yeah!” / “No Reason To Complain” which quickly became a must have among […]

09Jul

DAVID BINGHAM & The Screwed “Nothin”

The Screwed are veterans of the Toronto punk scene. They play about once a month and pay tribute to all the punk classics from the late 1970s and a few from the 1960s. After playing their own set on July 9, 2009 at the Cadillac Lounge, they were joined on […]

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 […]

20Oct

WANDA JACKSON 70th Birthday Party

The original rockabilly wild woman, Wanda Jackson, is still putting on shows with energy, class, style and a powerful voice that belies her age. In a ToBeScene exclusive, Aldo Erdic captured a song from her 70th birthday performance at the Cadillac Lounge on October 20, 2007 with London, Ontario’s the […]