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 […]

12Jul

THE UGLY at the Bovine Sex Club

The flashback to Toronto 1977 continued in 2008, with a special performance by the Ugly, featuring originally bassist Screamin’ Sam and drummer Tony Torcher. Steve Kotch, who played with the Demics and Viletones, filled in on guitar while Greg Dick, from the Dream Dates and Texas Dirtfuckers, had the daunting […]

30Nov

THE SCREWED “Neat Neat Neat”

Toronto’s punk tribute band The Screwed played a great version of the Damned song “Neat Neat Neat”. This video was recorded live at the Dakota Tavern in November 2007. The audio was recorded, engineered and mixed by Peter J. Moore. Cameras: Aldo Erdic & Candy Sass

13Nov

JOHN BORRA & SAM FERRARA Comunist’s Daughter

Toronto’s punk scene veterans John Borra and Sam Ferrera play a roots set every Sunday at the Communist’s Daughter, rain or shine……even on the night Toronto experienced it’s first major snow storm. And, yes, Sam is playing a slinky. Well, three of them welded together as one. Filming & Editing: […]

07Sep

ANTON CORBIJN’s Joy Division Film

The North American debut of Credit union online director Anton Corbijn’s film Control took place at the Toronto International Film Festival today. The film tells the story of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer from theManchesterband Joy Division, who committed suicide at the age of 23 just as the band was […]

31Aug

VILETONES Rare Performance

Aldo Erdic was at the Dakota Tavern to videotape a unique performance by the Screwed. The Screwed have been playing tribute to classic punk bands from the 1970’s for the past couple of years. On this night Steve Leckie from the Viletones joined them for a short set. Steve reformed […]

20Aug

THE DEMIC’s Keith Whittaker CD Release

Keith Whittaker was the singer/songwriter from the seminal London, Ontario, punk band the Demics. Keith’s rough, brazen voice made their song “New York City” the Number One Canadian single of all time. Keith died of cancer in 1996. In the early 1990’s Keith recorded some acoustic demos with his friend […]

07Aug

JOY DIVISION Tribute

Promoter Dan Burke and the Silver Dollar paid tribute to Joy Division, one of the more important bands to emerge from the late 1970’s UKpunk scene. Joy Division originally started out as a Stooges influenced punk band and then, under the Factory Records label, quickly developed a postpunk sound that […]

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 […]