The new punk rock is diverse, inclusive and still 'f--king mad'

Find out why the new generation of the punk scene is only getting stronger — and why it means so much to the kids giving it life.

In Toronto, punk rock is emerging as an important safe space for all ages

The new punk rock is diverse, inclusive and still 'f--king mad'

6 years ago
Duration 4:59
Think punk is aggressive? Critical? It's also one of the most inclusive music scenes, and it's all ages. In this video, April Aliermo of Phedre is touring Faith/Void, the hub of the all ages punk scene in Toronto.

Back in the 1970s, you might not have thought of punk rock as the friendliest music in the world. But in 2016, a certain punk rock venue in Toronto is considered a safe space for teenaged musicians and punk aficionados. And it's not just the architecture — Faith/Void (a combination venue and record store) is at the centre of a new generation of the punk scene that's inclusive and community-minded.

In this video directed by April Aliermo of the bands Phedre, Hooded Fang and tonkapuma she's headed to Faith/Void to check out why the all-ages punk scene is only getting stronger — and why it means so much to the kids giving it life.

And check out Not Dead Yet, the DIY hardcore and punk fest happening in Toronto until October 16.

Watch Exhibitionists Sundays at 4:30pm (5 NT) on CBC.


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