25Sep

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 […]

24Sep

ROCKET REDUCERS This Ain’t Hollywood

Here’s a one camera edit of the Rocket Reducers opening up for Cheetah Chrome at This Ain’t Hollywood, Hamilton. As their name suggests, these guys are influenced by the Dead Boys and later bands like the Devil Dogs and Candy Snatchers. Rocket Reducers are based out of Welland, southern Ontario, […]

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 […]

07Aug

THE ALARM CLOCKS Wooly Weekend 2009

To many the Alarm Clocks were the highlight of the Wooly Weekend garage festival held in Montreal from August 6 to 8, 2009. The band broke up in 1967 but before that managed to record one single “Yeah!” / “No Reason To Complain” which quickly became a must have among […]

09Jul

DAVID BINGHAM & The Screwed “Nothin”

The Screwed are veterans of the Toronto punk scene. They play about once a month and pay tribute to all the punk classics from the late 1970s and a few from the 1960s. After playing their own set on July 9, 2009 at the Cadillac Lounge, they were joined on […]

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.

09May

URBAN BLIGHT Rancho Relaxo

Urban Blight rip through 3 songs in 3 minutes, including a Crass cover. TOXIC CITY Air is fucking thick The water is full of death Can’t go outside Could die from a Breath Toxic city Not safe in your house Explosions all around The cities being destroyed Queen St. has […]

21Feb

63 MONROE & DCT at Mitizi’s

Old time punk rockers 63 Monroe played a cool show at Mitzi’s Sister in the Parkdale section ofToronto.  The London,Ontario, band broke up in the late 1980’s and then reformed in the early 2000’s.  Tonight they played with Toronto’s DCT, who’s out of control rock’n’roll mayhem more than impressed the […]

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 […]