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.
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 […]
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.
Fishbone returned to Toronto after some 10 years. As usual frontman Angelo Moore was a whacked out ball of energy and the band put on an amazing set of thrash, funk and dub.
Burlesque Queen Penny Whistleton knocks ‘em dead at the Cameron House. Also performing were Angelo Tony Luongo, Pimpinella and Helen Brodbeck with Mark Sepic Perform “Black Coffee”. Filmed live at ToBescenes 21st century Vaudeville show in May 11.