Press Enter to Search

Say What?

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.

Hey, ho — Let’s go to The 40th Anniversary of The Last Pogo!
This Saturday Dec 1 there will be a rare big-screen showing of The Last Pogo Jumps Again at Toronto’s Revue Cinema. Advance tickets on sale here, and tickets are going fast. We’re installing an exhibit of a couple of hundred handbills from that era (1976 – 1978) in the lobby.  See above for a rough idea, and thanks to everyone who sent us handbills when we were making ...
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 ...
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
Record Store Day and free DVDs
Saturday April 18 is International Record Store day, and to join in on the fun, we’re going to be giving away free copies of the 1978 short film The Last Pogo.  The first ten customers who buy The Last Pogo Jumps Again DVD at Toronto’s Soundscapes, Rotate This, Sonic Boom or Tiny Record Shop on Record Store Day get a ...
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.
Available on-line March 20 2015
Hello, all our friends outside of Region 1, or people who no longer have Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) players.  The Last Pogo Jumps Again will become available for rental or purchase on Vimeo starting on Friday March 20.  Six bucks to rent or fourteen bucks to buy.  The film is in two parts, cleverly named Part One and Part Two.  If you’re reading this on a Friday night, ...
Anti-Social Media
For those of you who don’t own Digital Versatile Disc players, and have been waiting for our film to go on-line, here you go.  Sort of.  Starting today, the Anti-Social Media Department are going to start releasing the complete dialogue list (and some of the lyrics from the fifty plus songs) from our film The Last Pogo Jumps Again in a series of over 2000 Tweets on
The Last Pogo joins the 21st Century!
Next week we’re going to start a Facebook group and a YouTube channel and an Instagram account and a Twitter thingy and a Whatchamacallit, and start posting clips from the special features disc from The Last Pogo Jumps Again DVD.   Old movie trailers, extended interviews and deleted scenes, and the classic cartoon Bambi Meets Godzilla.  Lots of stuff to keep you inside and crouched around the TV box ...