teenage head

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 […]

Miracle Whip paid tribute to a great rock’n’roller and songwriter, Richard Carstens, former member of 1980’s bands Madhouse and Affaken.  He passed away suddenly last week.  Miracle Whip’s Mike Andrechuk, former fellow band member in Madhouse, performed a few of Richard’s best songs.

Original members from Toronto’s punk class of 1977 visited the CIUT studio.  The band is Screamin’ Sam and features Sam Ferrara on bass and vocals, Steve Koch on lead guitar, John Borra on rhythm guitar and Cleave Anderson on drums.  All these guys are a who’s who of the early […]

A couple of weeks ago, Punks And Rockers was invited to videotape the Ugly as they laid down the bed tracks to their upcoming single.    Today we went to Don Pyle’s studio to see the vocal tracks being recorded. The interaction between Don the musicians shows how meticulous everyone was […]

The Ugly have decided to record a new 7 inch single with a couple of songs that were previously unavailable.  They invited Punks And Rockers to document the session, which took place at Johnny McLeod’s rehearsal space.  The Ugly ran through 3 songs several times, mainly without vocals, and the […]

A cast and crew screening of The Last Pogo Jumps Again at the Projection Booth at 1035 Gerrard St. East was one of the of the most anticipated events of the Toronto punk scene.  The film was directed by Colin Brunton and Kire Paputts and is a comprehensive documentary about Toronto’s […]

Sid’s Kids is basically 1970’s punk tribute band which features guest singers from the original Toronto punk scene playing some great versions of those punk rock classics.  The core of the band is Marcel (Arson), Cleave Anderson (Battered Wives, Tyranna, Blue Rodeo plus more) and John Sampson (Weakerthens).  They play […]

Talk – Action = 0 is what Joe Keithly and DOA were always about.  Joe was always involved in various causes and political actions and now, after 35 years, he has retired the band and will be taking his dedication to the next level.  After this farewell tour, Joe will […]

The Horseshoe Tavern was the perfect venue for the Toronto launch of Perfect Youth, The Birth Of Canadian Punk, written by Sam Sutherland.  The Horseshoe played an important role in the early days of the Toronto punk scene.  The venue was well attended by young and older punk rockers.  Sam […]

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 […]