Toronto punk rock scene

25Nov

THE MODS Step Out After 30 Years

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 […]

11Nov

TEENAGE HEAD Play Healey’s

Teenage Head are one of Canada’s best known punk bands. The Hamilton, Ontario, band has been playing their version of rock’n’roll since 1974, well before the Ramones played their first show in Toronto. Thirty years later they’re still playing shows with 3 of their 4 original members. ToBeScene recorded their […]

23Oct

THE FALLOUT On Much Music

Much Music, Canada’s equivalent of MTV, played the Fallout’s video for “In The Gutter” last saturday October 14 on The Punk Show. The video was directed by ToBeScene’s Aldo Erdic and was made on a budget of $500.  It was shot mainly in the “Community of Parkdale”, one of the […]

20Oct

THE VILETONES “Backdoor To Hell”

The Viletones were at the forefront of the first wave of the Toronto punk movement in the late 1970’s. Lead by Steven Leckie (calling himself Nazi Dog back then), their antics and the violence that followed them caught the media’s attention on more than a few occasions. With two amazing […]

15Oct

THE VILETONES “Screaming Fist”

1977’s Toronto punk band the Viletones recently played a rare live radio session. ToBeScene’s Aldo Erdic filmed and edited the song “Screaming Fist”, which was recorded for the upcoming documentary The Last Pogo Jumps Again Chacha Cha Cha, directed by Colin Brunton (Roadkill, Highway 69, Hedwig). Steven Leckie: Vocals John […]

18Aug

BUSH LEAGUE Live At ToBeScene

Bush League have been blowing away crowds for the past 4 years with drums, two guitars and a manical singer whose confrontational approach with his audience generates some pretty intense and chaotic live shows.  Their unique, agressive sound, a blend of bluesy garage-punk, drives the mayhem.

29Jun

THE SCREWED & Toronto’s Punk Scene Originals

As part of the 30th anniversary of the Toronto punk and new wave scene, original members of those early bands have been joining the Screwed on stage to play some of the classic songs from those days. ToBeScene’s Aldo Erdic captured a lot of those cool performances, such as members […]