12Dec

THE WAYOUTS & VON DRATS

The Von Drats celebrated their 7 inch single release at the Cadillac Lounge by having the recently reunited Wayouts open the show for them.  The Wayouts, named after the Flintstones band, were playing their infectious power pop between 1977 to 1981 when members of the Von Drats were bearly out […]

02Sep

CHRISTMAS Revisited

ToBeScene has videotaped a lot of reunion shows over the past 2 years, mainly late 1970’s Toronto punk bands. In November 2007, however, we were fortunate enough to record an extremely rare performance of two bands in one shot, so to speak. This time we went back to the early […]

14Apr

SIMPLY SAUCER At Ciao Edie

Over 30 years after they recorded songs for their classic album Cyborgs Revisited, Hamilton’s Simply Saucer have reformed and begun recording a new Moneygram money transfer record. Here’s some live footage, filmed by ToBeScene’s Aldo Erdic, highlighting why they’ve been compared to Pink Floyd, Velvet Ungerground and 13th Floor Elevators.

07Mar

THE KING KHAN BBQ SHOW Silver Dollar

The rock’n’roll party that is the King Khan BBQ Show more than loosened up the Toronto crowd at a recent show, what with King Khan getting into his Tina Turner outfit and BBQ playing his guitar so hard that his fingers were bleeding!! King Khan and BBQ are a dynamcic […]

12Feb

THE Z-RAYS Live At ToBeScene

The Z-Rays are a high energy, all girl surf instrumental trio whose guitar twang has been heavily corrupted by playing every week for the past year at Planet Kensington, one of Toronto’s long established punk bars in the heart of Kensington Market. Whether it’s a handful of brave tourists or […]

12Nov

BLOODSHOT BILL Live At ToBeScene

Bloodshot Bill has been playing literally on his own for the past 10 years. In the raucous tradition of Hasil Adkins and Bob Log III, he plays guitar, drums and sings at the same time. But this greaser from Montreal does some crazy things with his voice, snarling, grunting and […]

18Aug

BUSH LEAGUE Live At ToBeScene

Bush League have been blowing away crowds for the past 4 years with drums, two guitars and a manical singer whose confrontational approach with his audience generates some pretty intense and chaotic live shows.  Their unique, agressive sound, a blend of bluesy garage-punk, drives the mayhem.