11Nov

DIODES Play Secret Show

The Diodes performed a secret show at the Rivoli on November 11, 2011. The cool thing about this tour is that the original drummer, Bent Rasmussen, who played in the original line up in 1976, has joined on this tour. John Hamilton, the drummer on the first two albums, is […]

25Sep

SID’S KIDS At Painted Lady

Toronto’s punk class of 1977 came together at the Painted Lady for a show by Sid’s Kids, which features Cleave Anderson (Blue Rodeo, Battered Wives, The Screwed), Marcel LaFluer (Arson), John Sutton (Weatherthans) and Ginger St. James. They were joined by special guest singers Mickey Skin and Patsy Poison from […]

24Sep

PETER HOOK Does Joy Division

For any long time Joy Division fans out there, a special performance was put on by Peter Hook and the Light at the Phoenix Concert Hall. They performed great versions of songs taken mainly from Unknown Pleasures but also from Closer and Warsaw-era Joy Division.  Anton Corbijn’ film Control, about Joy […]

18Sep

SLANDER CIUT Live Session

Slander were part of the late 1970’s Hamilton punk scene. Original member Steve-O reformed the band a few years ago with his nephew Frank Carbona. Today they recorded a live studio session for CIUT Radio, 89.5 FM, and ToBeScene was there to record the event. See the video on our […]

18Feb

THE CURSE’s Mickey Skin & Miracle Whip

Mickey Skin from the Curse joins Miracle Whip for a few songs at Mitzi’s Sister on friday February 18, 2011. Fellow Curse member, Patsy Poison was there as well, sitting up front. Also in attendance was Michael Dent from the Dents, who wrote “She’s Got Tumours”.

10Dec

DIODES FILM Montreal Screening

If anyone’s going to be in Montreal this Saturday, Dec. 11, the Blue Sunshine Theatre is show circa 1977: The Diodes along with a 16mm print of the Ross McLaren film Crash’n’Burn. Plus Diodes manager Ralph Alfonso will be displaying some of his photos from back in the day. Blue […]

19Jul

CIUT Radio Interview

Circa 1977: The Diodes director Aldo Erdic was interviewed yesterday by Stephe Perry at CIUT 89.5 FM for his show Equalizing X Distort. Stephe has been instrumental in documenting and archiving the current and past Toronto punk scene. His radio program has been carrying interviews and live studio sessions for […]

15Jul

ALLAN CROSS Diodes Interview

Here’s an interview with Paul Robinson and John Catto by Alan Cross on his Explore Music podcast, recorded a few days before circa 1977‘s premiere. The Diodes segment starts at 9:00 minutes and the film is discussed at 29:00 minutes. There are a lot of details of what Paul and […]

25Jun

RADIO INTERVIEW IndieCan

Circa 1977: The Diodes wrapped up in Toronto with a second screening at the Oz Gallery. It was good to see some of the younger generation being drawn to the film by some of the media attention the film has been getting. NxNE was a great success. The film festival […]

24Jun

TORONTO FILM SCENE Review

Here’s a review of the circa 1977: The Diodes by Jovana Jankovic from Toronto Film Scene: http://thetfs.ca/2010/06/23/review-the-diodes/ “All sorts of metaphysical issues abound here: nostalgia, ‘reality’, duration, the passage of time, aging, mortality, and along with these, the notion of cultural eras, trends, fashions, revolutions in thought and art. Yes, […]