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January 2010

Victorian Pork

In Vancouver at the end of 1977 and beginning of 1978, Victorian Pork was one of the few signs of life in an otherwise stillborn local punk scene...

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Venues

The Japanese Hall, Quadra Club, Windmill, Smilin' Buddha, etc.

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Stone Crazy

Before the Skulls, before 1977, there was a group of long-haired miscreants from North Burnaby who called themselves Stone Crazy...

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The Skulls

In the summer of 1977, after seeing The Furies in July, followed by The Ramones in August, Stone Crazy decided to dedicate themselves to punk rock. To mark the transition, they renamed themselves The Skulls.

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Punk & the Press

The punk scene in Vancouver had a convoluted, love/hate relationship with the mainstream press...

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The Furies

The Furies played the first official punk concert, 30 July 1977, at the Japanese Hall with the Dishrags...

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Art Punk Bands

From its beginnings at Pumps Gallery, punk in Vancouver has been closely tied to the art school/gallery scene...

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Vancouver Punk & New Wave discography 1977-1983

Vancouver Punk & New Wave discography 1977-1983

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