Toronto punk rock scene



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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


BOB GRUEN Photo Exhibit

Renowned photographer Bob Gruen celebrates a book launch and exhibit at the Liss Gallery in Toronto. Background music is by The Screwed.


THE UGLY at the Bovine Sex Club

The flashback to Toronto 1977 continued in 2008, with a special performance by the Ugly, featuring originally bassist Screamin’ Sam and drummer Tony Torcher. Steve Kotch, who played with the Demics and Viletones, filled in on guitar while Greg Dick, from the Dream Dates and Texas Dirtfuckers, had the daunting […]


THE SCREWED “Neat Neat Neat”

Toronto’s punk tribute band The Screwed played a great version of the Damned song “Neat Neat Neat”. This video was recorded live at the Dakota Tavern in November 2007. The audio was recorded, engineered and mixed by Peter J. Moore. Cameras: Aldo Erdic & Candy Sass


VILETONES Rare Performance

Aldo Erdic was at the Dakota Tavern to videotape a unique performance by the Screwed. The Screwed have been playing tribute to classic punk bands from the 1970’s for the past couple of years. On this night Steve Leckie from the Viletones joined them for a short set. Steve reformed […]


THE DEMIC’s Keith Whittaker CD Release

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 […]


HAMILTON C101.5 Radio Interview

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 […]