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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.

The Original 99 Cent Roxy Theatre: a brief history
In our feature documentary The Last Pogo Jumps Again, we trace the origins and history of the first wave of punk and new-wave music in Toronto (and Hamilton and London) circa 1976 to 1978.  There was no better place to start than at an extremely smokey theatre in the east end of Toronto.
How a small group of people influenced art, society, a city and a country
It’s a slow roll-out on indie films, and The Last Pogo Jumps Again is no exception.  We continue to have the film reviewed (always positively!) and latest are from Bob Mersereau from CBC Radio, and the author of  “The Top 100 Canadian Singles,” and Sean Arenas from the excellent magazine Razorcake.  Click on their names to read the reviews.  And urge your friends to ...
Toronto Had A Punk Movement All It’s Own
Justin Bieber is a Punk thanks to The Last Pogo Jumps Again DVD.
Justin Bloodshed performs punk covers at a secret LA location March 31, 2015 while sporting a vintage 1977 Teenage Head t-shirt. LOS ANGELES — A troubling report finds Justin Bieber is a punk thanks to The Last Pogo Jumps Again DVD. After being destroyed by the Comedy Central Roast in Los Angeles, California on March 14th, 2015, Justin Bieber took some time to reflect on why everyone truly hates him.
Turned out a Punk
A couple of weeks ago, The Last Pogo Jumps Again co-director/producer Colin Brunton ventured out to the west end of Toronto to sit down with Fucked Up’s lead singer Damian Abraham and be interviewed for Damian’s podcast Turned out a Punk. Nash the Slash playing with Breathless, circa 1973 Among other things, they talked about: Nash the Slash the punk before punk in Toronto;  bringing your teacher to ...
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