Sep 012015

On September 12th we’ll be hosting a beer launch party with The Diodes.

The beer, Time Damage IPA, named after the hit song from their 1977 self titled debut album, will be released alongside the bands 2015 reunion shows and will be available at all of the venues on the night of.

We’re super excited to have these guys playing some tunes in the brewery with our friends Tijuana Jesus opening up the show.

This is an earlier show, so show up in time to catch all the tunes!

Set times:

-THE DIODES 8:45pm

Manantler Craft Brewing Co.
182 Wellington St, Bowmanville, Ontario L1c1w3

Facebook Event Page

Aug 172015

A compilation of photos from Adam Swica’s Crash ‘n’ Burn contact sheets. All at the Crash ‘n Burn July 29/30 (Diodes/Boyfriends) and closing night Aug 5/6 1977 (Dead Boys/Diodes). Sighted in the Audience Lucasta Ross and Xenia Holiday of the B-Girls and Gyda Gash, then girlfriend of Cheetah Chrome of the Dead Boys these days bassist with Judas Priestess.

Aug 152015

Toronto 1977 punk pioneers, The Diodes, perform a rare, intimate, but ungodly loud performance at The Brantford Station Gallery, on Tues, Sept 15, 2015.

Yes, this one will literally blow your socks off!!

In addition to a full concert set by The Diodes, their manager, Ralph Alfonso, returns to the Gallery with his acclaimed exhibition and sale of 1977 punk photography (his portraits of The Ramones, Patti Smith, Diodes, Dead Boys, Teenage Head and many others).

Doors open at 9pm

NOTE: Admission price includes a copy of the book, Treat Me Like Dirt, the acclaimed history of Toronto punk 1977-1981, by Liz Worth

Tickets are extremely limited as gallery capacity is 50.
Admission is $25 and available as follows:
Reserve by phone and pick up/pay at the show
Pay by phone (Visa/MC), pick up at show.
Reserve by phone, pay by Interac e-Transfer.
In person at the Gallery.

PHONE: 519.309.0008

The Gallery will be modified to accommodate a live concert standing room intimate setting for this evening (tables and chairs will be moved to the back).

Brantford Station is a ViaRail/Go-Train station and can be reached by train, HOWEVER there are no late trains leaving the Station after the show.

There are various motels/hotels on Colborne Rd in Brantford if you’d like to extend your visit.

Jul 122015


POP Montreal Event 

The Diodes

with Don Pyle’s Out-of-Focus Talking Slideshow
Phi Centre
Thursday, September 17th 2015
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $20.00 + s.c. in advance / $25 + s.c. day of show.
Tickets also available at Phi Centre and Cheap Thrills.

The Diodes were the ground zero of the 1977 Toronto punk explosion, running Canada’s first punk club, The Crash’n’Burn and the first Canadian punk band signed to a major label, CBS, with their debut album released worldwide in the fall of 1977, ahead of the Sex Pistols and many of their UK and US peers. After two albums on CBS and two hits (Red Rubber Ball and Tired Of Waking Up Tired), The Diodes re-emerged in 1980 with a harder, gigantic guitar-driven rock groove that took their pop sensibilities from AM to AOR radio with the instantly infectious hit, Catwalker.

The original band re-united in 2010 and have headlined shows in Canada (NXNE, Horseshoe, etc), UK (Cavern Club), and Italy (Road to Ruins Festival). This is the Diodes first Montreal appearance in almost 30 years.