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 […]

12Jan

GERRY ALVAREZ Plays Mitzi’s Sister

Here’s a couple of songs from the Gerry Alvarez Odyssey, including one song by the Gruesomes the great Canadian garage band Gerry played with in the late 1980’s. This was recorded January 27, 2012, at The Sister (formerly Mitzi’s Sister). THE GERRY ALVAREZ ODYSSEY: http://www.myspace.com/thegerryalvarezodyssey Gerry Alvarez guitar, vocals Corey […]

28Oct

THE CYNICS Play Mitzi’s

Garage rockers the Cynics returned to Toronto and played Mitzi’s Sister. ToBeScene was there to record the show and interview vocalist Michael Kastelic for an upcoming Punks and Rockers segment.

13Oct

LIZ WORTH Amphetamine Heart

Liz Worth celebrated the release of her first book of poetry, Amphetamine Heart, at Parts and Labour. The event was well attended and featured performances by The Weirdies and Triage, the latter performance being a cross between burlesque and a circus sideshow. Liz’s first book, Treat Me Like Dirt, an […]

05Feb

THE BON “Zig Zag”

Live version of “Zig Zag” from the Bon’s upcoming debut album. Composed and written by The Bon.

20Aug

THE FLESHTONES This Ain’t Hollywood

The Fleshtones are the greatest live band ever!! And have been so for over 30 years. Their shows are not to be missed. No matter how many times you see them, they will always deliver and you will never be disappointed. Guaranteed!! Here they are playing This Ain’t Hollywood in […]

15Dec

THE VILETONE’s Steven Leckie

Steven Leckie performs the Velvet Underground’s “Black Angel’s Death Song” at the Cameron House, Toronto, two weeks before Christmas. The instrumentation was arranged by Alex Topp and features Alex on Keyboards, Tyler Norton on trombone, Andrew Racknor on alto sax, Mike Deicont on bass and Blair Richard Martin on 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, […]

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 […]