Hamilton punk

A new book about Frankie Venom and Teenage Head was release by Coach House Press.  The book is written by Geoff Pevere, writer for the Globe and Mail and Toronto Star.  Punks And Rockers was not able to attend the previous night’s book launch in Toronto, which featured special guests […]

Jamie Problem from Problem Children and Chris Crash from Slander, both 1980’s Hamilton area punk bands, and the sound they drive in the Rezentments reflects back to those earlier bands.


24Apr

TV FREAKS CIUT Session

TV Freaks played live at CIUT’s Studio 3 and ripped through songs from their full length album and EP that was put out by Hamilton’s Schizophrenic Records. The band itself is made up of members from both Hamilton and Welland, including ex-members from the Rocket Reducers. Stay tuned for a […]

06Jan

SLANDER Returns To Hamilton

Punks And Rockers returned to Hamilton to record Slander, one of Hamilton’s original punk bands. This was a special event because the last time Slander played the city was almost 30 years ago when they split up. Old aquaintences, friends and family members jumped and moshed about and had a […]

07Dec

GORD LEWIS SONGBOOK Hamilton

The Gord Lewis Songbook jam session is hosted by This Ain’t Hollywood in Hamilton on the first wednesday of each month. The event features Teenage Head guitarist Gord Lewis and friends playing Teenage Head songs, some classic punk and rock’n’roll covers, with surprise guests joing in now and then. A […]

18Sep

SLANDER CIUT Live Session

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 […]

24Sep

ROCKET REDUCERS This Ain’t Hollywood

Here’s a one camera edit of the Rocket Reducers opening up for Cheetah Chrome at This Ain’t Hollywood, Hamilton. As their name suggests, these guys are influenced by the Dead Boys and later bands like the Devil Dogs and Candy Snatchers. Rocket Reducers are based out of Welland, southern Ontario, […]

20Jan

ex-FLAMIN’ GROOVIES with ex-Teenage Head

An unexpected highlight on this very cold month of January, was the announcement that the Flamin’ Groovies founding member, Cyril Jordan, will be playing Toronto and Hamilton with his new group Magic Christian.  As if Cyril wasn’t enough, the rest of the band includes Blondie drummer Clem Burke, Plimsouls guitarist […]