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Toronto Calling on display at Steam Whistle Art Gallery

Toronto Calling: Photographs of the British New Wave as it happened in Toronto 1979-1981 Never before displayed, these photos are a front row perspective on a movement that changed the course of music. A glimpse of an underground era in music history, which was locked out of mainstream media, shot by former Torontonians Simon and Nick White. These photos capture a moment in time before the internet and before corporate sponsorship, a unique and exciting time which still seems to resonate with a raw energy and passion.

Included are some of punks most iconic bands, including The Clash, The Ramones, Johnny Rotten, U2, The Specials, and many more. All images were taken in Toronto and reflect the grit and energy of the first punk explosion as it came from London, New York and Jamaica. Most of the photos are black and white, all were taken in venues scattered around the city.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, March 03, 2010
End Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Event Type: Art
Location: Steam Whistle Brewing
Time: Opening Reception March 3 at 7pm - Show on display until the end of the month
Ticket: Free