MICHAEL DENT Photo Exhibit

Writer and photographer Michael Dent had a photo exhibit at Sadies Diner. Michael and ToBeScene’s Aldo Erdic produced and directed Sick With Desire, a multi-media performance video by Lydia Lunch. The video will be released on DVD by LUFF Undertainment in 2012.


SID’S KIDS At Painted Lady

Toronto’s punk class of 1977 came together at the Painted Lady for a show by Sid’s Kids, which features Cleave Anderson (Blue Rodeo, Battered Wives, The Screwed), Marcel LaFluer (Arson), John Sutton (Weatherthans) and Ginger St. James. They were joined by special guest singers Mickey Skin and Patsy Poison from […]


PETER HOOK Does Joy Division

For any long time Joy Division fans out there, a special performance was put on by Peter Hook and the Light at the Phoenix Concert Hall. They performed great versions of songs taken mainly from Unknown Pleasures but also from Closer and Warsaw-era Joy Division.  Anton Corbijn’ film Control, about Joy […]



Slander were part of the late 1970’s Hamilton punk scene. Original member Steve-O reformed the band a few years ago with his nephew Frank Carbona. Today they recorded a live studio session for CIUT Radio, 89.5 FM, and ToBeScene was there to record the event. See the video on our […]



Punks And Rockers was at C’Est What to record a re-union show by the Jitters, one of Toronto’s catchiest power pop bands from the early 1980s. The band features David Quinton Steinberg, the incredible drummer who played in the Mods and on Stiv Bator’s (from the Dead Boys) 1980 solo album.


THE CURSE’s Mickey Skin & Miracle Whip

Mickey Skin from the Curse joins Miracle Whip for a few songs at Mitzi’s Sister on friday February 18, 2011. Fellow Curse member, Patsy Poison was there as well, sitting up front. Also in attendance was Michael Dent from the Dents, who wrote “She’s Got Tumours”.


DIODES FILM Montreal Screening

If anyone’s going to be in Montreal this Saturday, Dec. 11, the Blue Sunshine Theatre is show circa 1977: The Diodes along with a 16mm print of the Ross McLaren film Crash’n’Burn. Plus Diodes manager Ralph Alfonso will be displaying some of his photos from back in the day. Blue […]


PETER MURPHY Festival Of Friends 2010

Peter Murphy covers the Stooges “Raw Power” at Hamilton, Ontario’s Festival Of Friends, a free festival that has been going on for the past 30 years. Murphy also performed a couple of Bauhaus songs. Peter Murphy http://www.petermurphy.info/


CIUT Radio Interview

Circa 1977: The Diodes director Aldo Erdic was interviewed yesterday by Stephe Perry at CIUT 89.5 FM for his show Equalizing X Distort. Stephe has been instrumental in documenting and archiving the current and past Toronto punk scene. His radio program has been carrying interviews and live studio sessions for […]


ALLAN CROSS Diodes Interview

Here’s an interview with Paul Robinson and John Catto by Alan Cross on his Explore Music podcast, recorded a few days before circa 1977‘s premiere. The Diodes segment starts at 9:00 minutes and the film is discussed at 29:00 minutes. There are a lot of details of what Paul and […]