Handsome Ned

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 […]

13Nov

JOHN BORRA & SAM FERRARA Comunist’s Daughter

Toronto’s punk scene veterans John Borra and Sam Ferrera play a roots set every Sunday at the Communist’s Daughter, rain or shine……even on the night Toronto experienced it’s first major snow storm. And, yes, Sam is playing a slinky. Well, three of them welded together as one. Filming & Editing: […]