Keith Whittaker was the singer/songwriter from the seminal London, Ontario, punk band the Demics. Keith’s rough, brazen voice made their song “New York City” the Number One Canadian single of all time. Keith died of cancer in 1996. In the early 1990’s Keith recorded some acoustic demos with his friend […]
Aldo Erdic was interviewed by Lou Molinaro from Mohawk College radio station C101.5 in Hamilton,O ntario. After meeting Aldo at the Cheetah Chrome show in Hamilton last month, Lou wanted to find out more about ToBeScene’s video projects. Aldo discussed his involvement in the Colin Brunton film The Last Pogo […]
The Ugly were one of Toronto’s notorious punk bands from the late 1970s. They were infamous for “pirating” the stage, meaning that when they weren’t on the bill, they would jump the stage in between bands and play a short set until they were physically forced off the stage. Apparently […]
The Diodes were one of the important Toronto punk bands in 1977. They opened the city’s first punk club, the Crash ‘n’Burn, which in many ways catalyzed the scene and gave it focus. Now over 25 years after breaking up, they have reunited, played the Cavern Club in Liverpool two […]
North America’s first all girl punk bands were the Dishrags fromVancouverand the Curse and B Girls fromToronto. Since last year, members from the B Girls have been playing with the Srewed, who themselves are made up of members from the Demics and Battered Wives.
The Pointed Sticks were one of Canada’s best power pop bands making upVancouver’s late 1970s punk/new wave scene. After forming in 1978, the Pointed Sticks released a few singles and eventually their catchy, well-crafted songs got them signed to the oldUKlabel Stiff Records. They wereCanada’s answer to early Elvis Costello, […]
The Johnnys are a fast paced rocknroll party that’s been shakin’ people’s booty all the way from the Great White North of theNorthwest Territories, where husband and wife team Veronica and Dave Johnny started the band, to the dirty, smoggy streets of Toronto.
ToBeScene’s Aldo Erdic has been invited on board as guest director for the feature film documentary The Last Pogo Jumps Again, Chacha Cha Cha. The film is by Colin Brunton who produced and directed the original Last Pogo film in 1978 (and then went on to successfully produce films like […]
The Dangerloves addictive power pop melodies got the ToBeScene film crew and studio audience bopping their heads during their live session last year. And that includes our good friend Angelo, who couldn’t stop raving about their groovin’ guitar riffs, rockin’ rythym section and singer Manno’s bitter-sweet vocals.
The Mods are one of Toronto’s original punk bands from the Class of ’77. Featuring all original members, this was the first time the Mods played together in 25 years. But you never would’ve guessed it from their tight, energetic set The Mods stood out from the early Toronto punk […]