existers

14Jan

THE EXISTERS Play Smiling Budha

The Existers were part of the original Toronto punk scene from 1977 to 1982. All the original members came together to put on a cool show at the Smiling Buddha. Punks And Rockers recorded them and the opening act Unheimlich Maneuver.

17Sep

THE JITTERS At C’Est What

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.

13Feb

THE CURSE With The Existers

The Curse were not only Toronto’s first all girl punk band but also one of Canada’s first (and some would say North America’s first), along with the Dishrags from Vancouver and the B Girls from Toronto. Like many punk bands starting out in 1977, the Curse learned to play their […]

21Feb

63 MONROE & DCT at Mitizi’s

Old time punk rockers 63 Monroe played a cool show at Mitzi’s Sister in the Parkdale section ofToronto.  The London,Ontario, band broke up in the late 1980’s and then reformed in the early 2000’s.  Tonight they played with Toronto’s DCT, who’s out of control rock’n’roll mayhem more than impressed the […]

08Feb

ZRO4 CIUT Radio Party

It was a Class of ’77 reunion party down in the basement of the University of Toronto’s CIUT radio station.  Zro4 was there to do a live session and interview for Equilizing X Distort, hosted by Stephe Perry, but they also brought along Xenia from the the B Girls to […]

03Feb

POWER POP Triple Play

The old and the new came together at Sneaky Dee’s tonight.  In between what was called New Wave and Punk in the late 1970s there was Power Pop, combining New wave’s melodic hooks and Punk’s exhuberant energy.  In May 1977, the Diodes opened Toronto’s first punk club called the Crash […]

29Nov

THE LAST POGO Wraps Up!

Well, it’s officially a wrap!  Principal photography for Colin Brunton’s documentary The Last Pogo Jumps Again has been completed with one big concert party at the Horseshoe Tavern.  The show went from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am and featured performances by The Cardboard Brains, The Scenics, The Forgotten Rebels, The […]

23Nov

CHEETAH CHROME Returns

Cheetah Chrome returned toTorontoto play some shows with the Screwed again.  In addition to playing the Dakota Tavern  on Friday the 21st, Cheetah and the Screwed recorded some songs for Cheetah’s upcoming solo album at Grant Avenue Studio inHamilton.  To round off the rock’n’roll weekend, Cheetah performed a live session […]

16Oct

TEENAGE HEAD’s Frankie Venom, RIP

Canadian punk icon Frankie Venom has passed away today at the age of 51.  Born Francis Hannah Kerr, Frankie formedHamilton’s Teenage Head in 1975 while still in Westdale high school with Gord Lewis, Steve Mahon and Nic Stipanitz.  By the time punk rock hitCanada, they were a tight, well oiled […]

21Sep

63 MONROE CIUT Live Session

63 M0nroe appeared on theLondon,Ontario, punk scene in 1980 after a name change from N.F.G.  Up until 1985 63 Munroe had 5 releases, including 3 singles, but by August 1990 they had called it quits.  Time goes by, they get itchy fingers and 12 years later, the band reforms.  Today […]