The Last Pogo and The Last Pogo Jumps Again
Film Screening – Saturday 22 February 7:00pm
$10 in advance / $12 at the door
Tickets available beginning Sat 1 Feb
THE LAST POGO (1978)
THE LAST POGO documents the raucous 1978 punk concert held in Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern-a night of unhinged music and unbridled mayhem. On the bill were seminal bands from Toronto’s punk rock scene: The Scenics, The Cardboard Brains, The Secrets, The Mods, The Ugly, The Viletones and Teenage Head. During the concert, the frenetic energy of 800+ thrashing fans in the club boiled over and a near-riot ensued. Filmmaker Colin Brunton was there with a camera crew to capture it all, from the irreverent punk musicians and the slam-dancing audience to the police who tried to stop the show and the firefighters called in to escort people from the premises.
THE LAST POGO JUMPS AGAIN (2013)
A history of the first wave of Toronto punk rock and new wave music, from when the Ramones played in 1976 through to when the cops gave Teenage Head the boot at “The Last Pogo” concert in 1978.
The Film maker will be on hand for a Q&A session and there will be beer!