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pogo2posterFINAL2The Last Pogo Jumps Again studies the evolution of Toronto from small town to big city and it’s pop/counter-culture lifestyle during the early and mid-70s.  It centers around the first wave of Toronto punk rock and new-wave music, from the Ramones playing the New Yorker Theatre in ’76 through the police shutting down Teenage Head and causing a riot at the Horseshoe Tavern’s infamous “The Last Pogo” concert in December 1978.

London had the Sex Pistols, New York had the Ramones, but Toronto had a punk movement all it’s own.  The Toronto landscape by the late ’70s was forever changed with the infusion of the DIY/Punk/Alternative Culture(s) movement.  Six years in the making, The Last Pogo Jumps Again successfully explores the whys and wherefores of what was arguably one of the most exciting but misunderstood movements in Toronto’s history.

The DVD contains the 204 minute documentary, plus over a 100 minutes of added material, and a snazzy 24-page booklet.  Check the Shop for details on where you can purchase it.

The Last Pogo (1978) is the documentary that chronicled the last punk rock show at the Horseshoe Tavern when it was run by legendary Toronto promoters The Garys (Topp and Cormier) featuring The Scenics, Cardboard Brains, The Secrets, The Mods, The Ugly, The Viletones and Teenage Head. The Last Pogo was released on DVD in 2008 to great reviews.  Available at the Shop.

How we made the feature film Roadkill
With the 40th anniversary of the infamous Last Pogo concert coming up on December 1st, it would be appropriate to plug the big-screen late-night screening of The Last Pogo Jumps Again at Toronto’s Revue Cinema.  And we’ll do that soon.  But in the meantime, a friend commented on social media how much she still enjoyed the 1989 feature film I produced, Roadkill, and not being able ...
“More Canadian than a Molson delivery truck parked at a Tim Hortons.”
The Last Pogo is a short film shot in 1978 at Toronto’s iconic Horseshoe Tavern.  While it didn’t get a lot of notice when it was released (barring a popular VHS bootleg that made the rounds, and an article in the Toronto Star by Peter Goddard) it finally started getting a little attention when The Last Pogo Jumps Again was completed in 2013. “The Last Pogo is ...
Free downloads of The Last Pogo Jumps Again!
The Horseshoe Tavern on December 1, 1978. Photo by Edie Steiner. From now until December 10th 2016 you can go to Vimeo and download our documentary for free.  When you go to the link, select “rent”, punch in the promotion code “IhateTrump” for Part one, and “Punk” for Part two.  And watch our film for free.  You’ll have it for a week. Part one click here and part ...
Turn and face the strange
As we hit the 40th anniversary of punk rock, we here at Pogo HQ are not surprised that our public broadcaster wrote a story about the UK’s Punk Rock 40th anniversary celebrations recently, but not a peep about the rich history we have here in Canada. Ignoring our artists is a bit of a tradition here in Canada.
Future collector’s item now available for free
Toronto Public Library worker files away copies of the DVD in the stacks. We’re down to our last seventy-five copies of The Last Pogo Jumps Again DVD, so if you want to invest in a future collectors’ item, now’s the time!  Available in our shop, and at various stores in Toronto.  Buy now and buy often! Toronto Public Library workers cue up the movie on the ...
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