16Sep

HUGH CORNWELL At The Mod Club

Hugh Cornwell is touring as a three piece with Chris Bell on drums and Caroline Campbell on bass. In addition to supporting his new album Hoover Dam, he played several Stranglers songs with different arrangements. So they weren’t karaoke versions, which is a good thing. Here the band covers “No […]

18Jun

THE FORGOTTEN REBELS At NxNE 2009

The Forgotten Rebels got the kids a jumpin’ at the Reverb on June 18, 2009, during the North By Northeast festival in Toronto.

08Feb

ZRO4 CIUT Radio Party

It was a Class of ’77 reunion party down in the basement of the University of Toronto’s CIUT radio station.  Zro4 was there to do a live session and interview for Equilizing X Distort, hosted by Stephe Perry, but they also brought along Xenia from the the B Girls to […]

03Feb

POWER POP Triple Play

The old and the new came together at Sneaky Dee’s tonight.  In between what was called New Wave and Punk in the late 1970s there was Power Pop, combining New wave’s melodic hooks and Punk’s exhuberant energy.  In May 1977, the Diodes opened Toronto’s first punk club called the Crash […]

20Jan

ex-FLAMIN’ GROOVIES with ex-Teenage Head

An unexpected highlight on this very cold month of January, was the announcement that the Flamin’ Groovies founding member, Cyril Jordan, will be playing Toronto and Hamilton with his new group Magic Christian.  As if Cyril wasn’t enough, the rest of the band includes Blondie drummer Clem Burke, Plimsouls guitarist […]

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 […]

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.