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Scott Beadle and Les Wiseman | April 14, 2010 in
Active Dog were formed in 1978 when members of the Monitors — Bill Scherk, John Armstrong and Gord Nicholl – moved from Surrey/White Rock to Vancouver and formed a partnership with East Vancouverites Ross Carpenter, Robert Bruce and Terry Bowes...
Scott Beadle and Les Wiseman | April 14, 2010 in
Wasted Lives disintegrated in summer 1979, but not before they recorded the incendiary proto-hardcore tune Wirehead for the Vancouver Complication album...
Scott Beadle | April 9, 2010 in
After the Skulls moved to Toronto at the end of 1977, SnotRag almost single-handedly kept alive the illusion of a punk “scene” in Vancouver...
Scott Beadle and Les Wiseman | April 9, 2010 in
Jim Cummins moved to Vancouver to be closer to the downtown arts scene and began visiting clubs like the Quadra and Windmill. At first, he documented the vibrant scene in photographs...
Scott Beadle and Les Wiseman | April 2, 2010 in
The first all-female punk band in Vancouver, the Dishrags were also one of the very first punk bands in Vancouver, period...
Scott Beadle and Les Wiseman | April 2, 2010 in
Tim Ray was among the first wave of "new music" pioneers in Vancouver, releasing his first single Time Waves in 1977...
Scott Beadle and Les Wiseman | January 22, 2010 in
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...
Scott Beadle and Les Wiseman | January 22, 2010 in
The Japanese Hall, Quadra Club, Windmill, Smilin' Buddha, etc.
Scott Beadle | January 22, 2010 in
Before the Skulls, before 1977, there was a group of long-haired miscreants from North Burnaby who called themselves Stone Crazy...
Scott Beadle and Les Wiseman | January 22, 2010 in
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.