Punks And Rockers was on vacation in southwestern Utah and the Grand Canyon area.  We saw a cool rockabilly country band call the Cadillac Angels and they were our soundtrack as we drove around.  Highly recommend trip, especially Zion National Park.  Let us indulge with a quick video tour.

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 […]

24Sep

TORONTO 1980’s Punk Time Line

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 […]

1976-79: THE START OF IT ALL Seeing the Sex Pistols in the U.K. for the first time inspired people to form punk bands.  In Toronto it was seeing the Ramones in September 1976 at the New Yorker Theatre at Yonge and Charles streets that lit the spark and ignited the Toronto […]

14Jul

SHADOWY MEN ON A SHADOWY PLANET

Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet reformed to play a few shows in memory of bassist Reid Diamond who died of cancer 11 years ago. Guitarist Brian Connelly and drummer Don Pyle were joined by the Sadies‘ Dallas Good on bass. And that was a special bass Dallas was playing. […]

13Jul

PUNKS AND ROCKERS Video Party

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.

01Jun

THE GREAT LAKES SURF BATTLE 2012

The 7th Annual Great Lakes Surf Battle kicked off tonight at the Cadillac Lounge. The 3 day event features some great Toronto area instrumental surf bands plus the Cocktail Preachers from Chicago. The Surf Battle was created and put together by the Blue Demons and this year is hosted by […]

20Dec

A RIZDALES CHRISTMAS

What better way to ease into Christmas than to spend a frosty afternoon listening to the Rizdales and friends at the small and cosey Graffiti’s Bar & Grill.  The festivities were kicked off by Ancient Chinese Secret, featuring ex-Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet guitarist Brian Connelly.  Their amazing surf […]

20Jul

THE BLUE DEMON’s Video Release Party

The saga of the Blue Demons battling the evil forces of Dr. Mysterion and the Wolfman continues in the Demons’ latest video “Empire Santo”, directed by ToBeScene’s Aldo Erdic. They say that a beast lives within each of us, and now the sinister Dr. Mysterion has discovered the secret to […]