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 […]

The Dream Syndicate were part of the 1980’s Paisley Underground, a neo-psychedelic like revival centred around Los Angeles, California.  The band broke up in 1989 but guitarist/songwriter Steve Wynn continued to make music throughout the years.  This show at the Garrison proved to be a terrific re-union show, featuring all […]

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 […]


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.

1980’s:  TORONTO HARDCORE From 1979 to the early 1980’s the Toronto punk scene was in transition.  The big break that many groups were probably hoping for never happened.  While the U.K. and New York scenes were considered the vanguards of the the punk movement, the Toronto scene was largely ignored […]

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 […]

Pre-1976: BEFORE PUNK Toronto has always had a vibrant music scene. The 2011 documentary directed by Bruce McDonald, Yonge Street: Toronto Rock’n’roll Stories described Toronto’s early rock’n’roll scene of the 1950’s and 1960’s as being centred on the Yonge Street downtown strip. In 1957 Elvis Presley played two shows at […]

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.

21Apr

BLOODSHOT BILL Silver Dollar Show

Montreal’s Bloodshot Bill returned to the Silver Dollar and once again the one man band rockabilly sensation had the crowd shakin’ and hollerin’ all night long! Punks And Rockers has filmed Bill on several occassions throughout the years and it was great to add this one to the collection……Did someone […]