Aug 032015

Toronto Rock’n’Roll History

One Night Only! September 11 2015

The Diodes (original 1977 line-up plus John Andrew on drums ex. Kingmaker)
with support from special guest
Gordie Lewis (of Teenage Head)
featuring Dave Rave (The Shakers, Teenage Head)

A rare screening of the 1977 film, “Crash’n’Burn”
featuring The Diodes, Teenage Head, The Dead Boys and The Boyfriends.
Filme in its entirety at the legendary Crash’n’Burn club,
Toronto, during the punk summer of 1977 by indie film-maker Ross McLaren. This film is not available commercially and can only be screened in its original 16mm format.

Diodes and Crash’n’Burn club manager Ralph Alfonso will
introduce the film and give a short overview of that era in
Toronto rock history.

In addition, there will be an exhibition and sale of 1977 punk photography by Ralph Alfonso (Ramones, Diodes, Teenage Head, Patti Smith, Viletones, Damned, Stranglers, Blondie, Talking Heads, etc).
Memorabilia, vinyl, cds, shirts, books and DVDs will also be available (including The Last Pogo Jumps Again DVD).

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$15 in advance $20 at the door

We are proud to announce that CIUT 89.5FM is a co-presenter of our Toronto show at the Phoenix Concert Theatre!! Listen to CIUT for tickets and prize giveaways.

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.