THE DIODES Interviews

The Diode’s were recently interviewed in advance of their live shows this weekend: CIUT Radio, University of Toronto: http://equalizingxdistort.blogspot.com/2010/05/sunday-may-30-2010.html   NOW Magazine, Toronto: http://www.nowtoronto.com/music/story.cfm?content=175304   THE VIEW, Hamilton: http://www.viewmag.com/13045-Hamilton+Music+Notes.htm


THE DIODES 2010 Reunion

In conjunction with the release of circa 1977: The Diodes and a new album Time/Damage: Live 1978, the Diodes will be playing a few shows in Canada and — for the first time ever — Italy! May 21 Pop Corn Club, Venice, Italy May 22 Road To Ruins Festival, Rome, Italy […]


ACCEPTED TO NxNE 2010 Film Festival

The North By Northeast Music Festival in Toronto has accepted circa 1977: The Diodes and will screen it sometime between June 14 and June 20. The NxNE Film Festival will carry some 40 features, documentaries and short films. We’ll let everybody know exact dates and times as soon as a […]


SYNOPSIS circa 1977: The Diodes

ABOUT THE FILM: Formed in October 1976, the Diodes were one of Canada’s first punk bands who, in the span of one year, opened Toronto’s first punk club, became the first Canadian punk band to sign with a major label and had their debut album released before the Sex Pistols […]


THE CURSE With The Existers

The Curse were not only Toronto’s first all girl punk band but also one of Canada’s first (and some would say North America’s first), along with the Dishrags from Vancouver and the B Girls from Toronto. Like many punk bands starting out in 1977, the Curse learned to play their […]


GORD LEWIS & FRIENDS “Satellite Of Love”

Teenage Head guitarist Gord Lewis opened up for the Sex Pistols’ Glen Matlock at This Ain’t Hollywood in Hamilton, Ontario. Gord did an acoustic set with vocals by Chris Houston and Mickey DeSadist (both from the Forgotten Rebels). Gord was also accompanied by Michael Fonfara on keyboards. Michael toured and […]


GLEN MATLOCK Solo Acoustic

Glen Matlock from the Sex Pistols did a small tour of southern Ontario in the dead of winter, just himself and an acoustic guitar. Hamilton is a great rock’n’roll town and they gave Glen a big welcome, with former members of Teenage Head and the Forgotten Rebels opening up for […]


THE VILETONE’s Steven Leckie

Steven Leckie performs the Velvet Underground’s “Black Angel’s Death Song” at the Cameron House, Toronto, two weeks before Christmas. The instrumentation was arranged by Alex Topp and features Alex on Keyboards, Tyler Norton on trombone, Andrew Racknor on alto sax, Mike Deicont on bass and Blair Richard Martin on guitar. […]


WALTER LURE & The Screwed

Johnny Thunders’ former guitarplayer Walter Lure is joined on stage with members from Teenage Head and the Screwed at Sneaky Dee’s in Toronto.


CHEETAH CHROME With Gord Lewis & The Screwed

Cheetah Chrome returned to Toronto & Hamilton playing with the Screwed. At This Ain’t Hollywood in Hamilton, he was joined on stage with Gord Lewis from Teenage Head. They smoked through several Dead Boys songs, some Cheetah originals and with Gord covered the MC5’s Sister Anne. Cheetah Chrome: vocals, guitar […]