15Oct

THE CLASS ASSASSINS Hard Luck

The ToBeScene cameras were at the Class Assassins‘ 7 inch single record release party at the Hard Luck. Their melodic, politically oriented songs got the crowd singing along and evoked memories of Sham 69.

29Oct

FUCKED UP “Crusades”

Here’s some footage that was shot during the Fucked Up Weekend in 2009, the big hardcore punk fest put on every Halloween by Fucked Up. Here’s the band playing their present day classic “Crusades”, recorded at the Kathedral which is now closed, a fallen victim to gentrification. Cameras: Aldo Erdic, […]

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 […]

24Feb

CAREER SUICIDE Live At ToBeScene

Career Suicide blast out old school hardcore with an energy level that heats up any room they play. In January 2007, Martin Farkas (vocals), Jonah Falco (guitar), Matt Miller (bass), and Dave Brown (drums) squeezed into ToBeScene’s tiny studio space and got the walls rumblin’ and neighbours listening in whether […]

23Feb

BRUTAL KNIGHTS At Silver Dollar

The current Toronto hardcore scene is marked by several bands that draw on the early 1980’s California sound. Brutal Knights have been together since 2001 and include Nick Flanagan (vocals) from Teen Crud Combo and Jon Sharron (guitar) from Hacksaw. Flanagan is also a stand up comedian and he brings […]

19Feb

FUCKED UP at the Horseshoe Tavern

In the five years that Toronto’s Fucked Up have been around they have put out almost 30 releases, the bulk of which consisted of 7 inch singles.  In many ways they are catering to the vinyl collectors but at the same time they are building an aesthetic that draws imagery […]