The Punks And Rockers cameras were at the Silver Dollar to capture the R & B and soul influenced garage groove of the Sphinxs.  Unfortunately, this was there final show after some 3 years of playing together.  The group nevertheless was having a good time on stage and the crowd […]

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 […]

A couple of weeks ago, Punks And Rockers was invited to videotape the Ugly as they laid down the bed tracks to their upcoming single.    Today we went to Don Pyle’s studio to see the vocal tracks being recorded. The interaction between Don the musicians shows how meticulous everyone was […]

The Ugly have decided to record a new 7 inch single with a couple of songs that were previously unavailable.  They invited Punks And Rockers to document the session, which took place at Johnny McLeod’s rehearsal space.  The Ugly ran through 3 songs several times, mainly without vocals, and the […]

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.


A cast and crew screening of The Last Pogo Jumps Again at the Projection Booth at 1035 Gerrard St. East was one of the of the most anticipated events of the Toronto punk scene.  The film was directed by Colin Brunton and Kire Paputts and is a comprehensive documentary about Toronto’s […]

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 […]

Lola Dutronic features former Diodes drummer Richard Citroen on keyboards and Stephanie B on vocals.  They provide unique renditions of punk and new wave classics in the style of a cross between Tom Tom Club – Suicide – Serge Gainsbourg. Reminiscent of Nico, Stephanie’s haunting, midnight blue vocals add a […]