Ten years after making their first CD, Poppy Seed and the Love Explosion have just released their second album “Beyond The Seventh Sun” last January.  The band was formed by Steven Bromstein in the 1990’s and was part of the neo-psychedelic El Mocambo scene, which included bands like Trans Love […]

William New first started Elvis Mondays in 1983 to show case up and coming indie bands.  The venues changed over the years, from the Beverley and Silver Dollar in the 1980’s to the El Mocambo in the 1990’s and the Drake since the early 2000’s.  And William’s commitment, eclectic tastes […]

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.

Talk – Action = 0 is what Joe Keithly and DOA were always about.  Joe was always involved in various causes and political actions and now, after 35 years, he has retired the band and will be taking his dedication to the next level.  After this farewell tour, Joe will […]

26Sep

EL MOCAMBO Original Sign Back Up!

Anyone walking last week along Spadina Street, south of College, would’ve had the chance of seeing a bit of Toronto rock’n’roll history being literally restored.  The sight was the original neon palm tree sign being turn back on at the El Mocambo. The El Mocambo is an important part of Toronto’s rock’n’roll […]

09Sep

RIOT FEST Toronto 2012

Riot Fest came to Toronto’s Old Fort York and featured the Descendents, NOFX, Fucked Up, Hot Water Music, Less Than Jake, Andrew WK, among others. All the bands played well, people moshed, drank and enjoyed one of the last few good days of summer. Go to our blog to view […]

14Jul

SHADOWY MEN ON A SHADOWY PLANET

Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet reformed to play a few shows in memory of bassist Reid Diamond who died of cancer 11 years ago. Guitarist Brian Connelly and drummer Don Pyle were joined by the Sadies‘ Dallas Good on bass. And that was a special bass Dallas was playing. […]

13Jul

PUNKS AND ROCKERS Video Party

Aldo Erdic and Punks And Rockers held a video party at Scratched Lens Studio, which is home to contributing videographer and editor Candy Sass. This was a retrospective look at the videos that Aldo has created over the past 15 years, chronicling the Toronto punk and indie scene.

30Jun

FISHBONE Live At Lee’s Palace

Fishbone returned to Toronto after some 10 years. As usual frontman Angelo Moore was a whacked out ball of energy and the band put on an amazing set of thrash, funk and dub.

07Apr

LEATHER UPPERS Trash Palace Show

The Leather Uppers were one of the best bands to come out of the 1990’s Toronto garage scene. Before there was such a thing as the White Stripes, the Leather Uppers guitar and drum rock’n’roll assault got them a lot of critcal acclaim and attention outside the country. The band […]