A new book about Frankie Venom and Teenage Head was release by Coach House Press.  The book is written by Geoff Pevere, writer for the Globe and Mail and Toronto Star.  Punks And Rockers was not able to attend the previous night’s book launch in Toronto, which featured special guests […]

CIUT programmers try to raise funds for the station twice a year, but this current funding drive has a lot more importance.  The station has actually lost it’s main transmitter and is know broadcast at only 50 watts of power, which mean only people in the downtown core can get […]

Miracle Whip paid tribute to a great rock’n’roller and songwriter, Richard Carstens, former member of 1980’s bands Madhouse and Affaken.  He passed away suddenly last week.  Miracle Whip’s Mike Andrechuk, former fellow band member in Madhouse, performed a few of Richard’s best songs.

Studio 3 at CIUT was treated to some sugar-sweet melodic punk with bite in the form of the Unbelievers.  The band is a three piece headed up by guitarist/songwriter Jen Unbe.  The band is from Toronto but is signed to Stumble Records out of St. Catharines.  For this session, Jen […]

Original members from Toronto’s punk class of 1977 visited the CIUT studio.  The band is Screamin’ Sam and features Sam Ferrara on bass and vocals, Steve Koch on lead guitar, John Borra on rhythm guitar and Cleave Anderson on drums.  All these guys are a who’s who of the early […]

Jamie Problem from Problem Children and Chris Crash from Slander, both 1980’s Hamilton area punk bands, and the sound they drive in the Rezentments reflects back to those earlier bands.

William New first started Elvis Mondays in 1983 to show case up and coming indie bands.  The venues changed over the years, from the Beverley and Silver Dollar in the 1980’s to the El Mocambo in the 1990’s and the Drake since the early 2000’s.  And William’s commitment, eclectic tastes […]

Sluts On 45s, Punks And Rockers favourite party band, filled Studio 3 with a blast of melodic punk, combined with bubbly energy and a lot of good laughs (in between songs).

A couple of weeks ago, Punks And Rockers was invited to videotape the Ugly as they laid down the bed tracks to their upcoming single.    Today we went to Don Pyle’s studio to see the vocal tracks being recorded. The interaction between Don the musicians shows how meticulous everyone was […]

Smooth Brain came up all the way from Cleaveland to record their CIUT session and put out a quick set of melodic, catchy songs with a punch, the majority of them done in one take only.