Monday, February 22, 2010

New Wave In Toronto

It's a little known fact that Toronto was one of the few places in North America where punk and new wave music took root in the late 1970s. Most of the British new wave bands considered it worthwhile to play gigs here, which was significant because usually the only other place they played was New York City. Here are a few photographs, part of larger exhibit opening in March, that were taken by a couple of talented amateurs between 1979 and 1981. Strangely enough, I've heard the music of every band shown in the pictures.

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