Bryen Dunn invited Punks And Rockers to some of our videos at the Velvet Underground for one of his STAIN events. It was a night of drag queens, Sluts On 45 and rock’n’roll corrupting the youth of today and old school punks.
Sassy vocals and fast rhythms make for some good raunch’n’roll set in the true bordello-like setting of Cherry Colas.
1980’s: TORONTO HARDCORE From 1979 to the early 1980’s the Toronto punk scene was in transition. The big break that many groups were probably hoping for never happened. While the U.K. and New York scenes were considered the vanguards of the the punk movement, the Toronto scene was largely ignored […]
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 […]
Pre-1976: BEFORE PUNK Toronto has always had a vibrant music scene. The 2011 documentary directed by Bruce McDonald, Yonge Street: Toronto Rock’n’roll Stories described Toronto’s early rock’n’roll scene of the 1950’s and 1960’s as being centred on the Yonge Street downtown strip. In 1957 Elvis Presley played two shows at […]
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 […]
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.
Calgary’s Chixdiggit are celebrating 20 years with a new album and a cross-Canada tour. This show at Sneaky Dee’s was very cool because Kepi from the Groovie Ghoulies was playing bass with them. On top of that, Chixdiggit backed up Kepi as he opened up the show with some classic […]
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.
North America’s first all girl punk bands were the Dishrags fromVancouverand the Curse and B Girls fromToronto. Since last year, members from the B Girls have been playing with the Srewed, who themselves are made up of members from the Demics and Battered Wives.