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SAM SUTHERLAND, author of PERFECT YOUTH: The Birth of Canadian Punk (ECW Press | 9781770410657) is going on tour this March!

March 29th in Hamilton

  • 9pm, 19+, free
  • Casbah Lounge
  • 306 King St. W

In conversation with George Pettit (Alexisonfire) plus live music from Arson

March 30th in Montreal

  • 3pm, all ages, free
  • BBAM! Gallery
  • 3255 Saint-Jacques

In conversation with Ralph Alfonso (Manager, the Diodes / Crash 'n' Burn)

March 30th in Montreal

  • 9pm, 19+, $5
  • L'escogriffe
  • 4467 Saint-Denis

Live music from the Normals and Electric Vomit, plus Chris Barry (222s) spinning classic punk all night

"Perfect Youth is a valuable and accessible addition to the study of punk in general, and to Canada's place within it." - Stephanie Hart, Quill & Quire

"Sutherland has brought the movement together with a clarity and intimacy never achieved before, and for its moments of guilelessness and raw delight, reveals the value of a scene that self-deprecates as often as it’s been dismissed." - Natalie Zina Walschots, The National Post

"Perfect Youth documents the undocumented, the unloved, the unwashed, and the foul-smelling glory of Canadian punk in its embryonic years." - Gillian McCain, co-author of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

"Sam Sutherland's loving tribute to the True North Strong and Free punk daze explodes through the pages with a riveting blend of old-school insight and 21st Century analysis. Perfect Youth indeed!" - Steven Blush, author/filmmaker, American Hardcore

"A fascinating, necessary story written buoyantly and well, and with a whole lotta vomit." - Dave Bidini, musician and author of Writing Gordon Lightfoot

Not Your Typical Book Event

Don Pyle is a musician and producer most in the world of punk would envy. The Toronto artist has made a name for himself over the past thirty years by photographing, producing and playing a slew of punk music of the highest calibre (he studied at Runnymede Collegiate Institute and has played with numerous punk bands) that instantly infects die hard fans, new listeners and innocent bystanders.  As a producer he has worked with The Sadies, John Doe, The Two Koreas, Iggy Pop and photographed such iconic artists as Patti Smith, The Ugly, The Curse, Vibrators, The Diodes, The Viletones, The Ramones, Teenage Head, The Clash, David Bowie and Blondie. On May 04, 2011, the man formerly a part of Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, will debut his book Trouble in the Camera Club: A Photographic Narrative of Toronto’s Punk History 1976-1980 and take us for a spin through his raw, moody, electric photographs of Toronto’s punk past.  Expect the most and prepare for the best when The Ugly take the stage after Liz Worth’s inquisition.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 The Garrison, 1197 Dundas Street West Doors open at 7:00; Event starts at 8:00 Admission is $8.00 or FREE with a book purchase