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 […]

The most recent Equalizing X Distort session featured Wrong Generation, four high school kids playing some Germs inspired hardcore but mixed with a few more melodic elements. The Punks And Rockers cameras were there to record their set.

24Sep

TORONTO 1980’s Punk Time Line

1979-80 Punk in transition, from old school to quirky New Wave to rockabilly.  Only the Viletones, Teenage Head and Forgotten Rebels played continuously in one form or the other into the 1980’s, 1990’s and 2000’s.  In the early to mid-1980’s, first wave bands splintered into new groups such as the Jitters (ex-Mods), Wayouts (ex-Tyranna), Australia […]

11Sep

PICK YOUR SIDE Live CIUT Session

Hamilton’s Pick Your Side visited CIUT 89.5 FM after releasing an album and a couple of singles. The band, made up ex-Haymaker, Chokehold and Fuck The Facts members, will be leaving on a European tour in October. This is a taste of what’s to come. The songs in the video […]

09Sep

RIOT FEST Toronto 2012

Riot Fest came to Toronto’s Old Fort York and featured the Descendents, NOFX, Fucked Up, Hot Water Music, Less Than Jake, Andrew WK, among others. All the bands played well, people moshed, drank and enjoyed one of the last few good days of summer. Go to our blog to view […]

29Aug

JELLO BIAFRA & The Guantanamo School Of Medicine

Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine played Lee’s Palace to a full house. It was a mix of new songs and quite a few Dead Kennedys’ songs. Jello definitely had a great time, pantomiming along to the songs just like the old days.

Representing Barrie hardcore, Demolitioncame into CIUT 89.5 FM’s Studio 3 to record a heavy live session. They definitely wear their NYC hardcore influences tatooed on their arms.

18Aug

BORN WRONG CIUT Live Session

Hamilton’s Born Wrong performed a live session at CIUT 89.5 FM after coming off an east coast tour. The band was pretty hot and smoked through their set, making Hamilton Hardcore proud.  

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.

10Jul

SLUTS ON 45 Music Video Shoot

The Sluts On 45 filmed their first official music video with the help of Punks And Rockers’ director Aldo Erdic. There was an outdoor sequence but the majority of the video was shot in the band’s 10 x 15 foot rehearsal space where some 30 punk extras managed to cram […]