Director: Anita Doron, 2009 

DAMIAN ABRAHAM (FUCKED UP) AT ROTATE THIS

Director: Anita Doron, 2009
Rotate This has rules. Who gets to buy that rarest vinyl from the hidden back room? Which bands get to sell their demos on consignment? As a teen punk, Damian Abraham spent whole days in the indie record shop – riffling through the bins, trading gig flyers, catching free all-ages shows by his soon-to-be favourite out-of-town bands.

Rotate’s owner Brian Taylor still schools music obsessives like Damian from the shop’s new location down the street, but there are no more gigs. For Damian this sucks. Now the singer of critically acclaimed hardcore heroes Fucked Up (who generally play anywhere they damned well please).

Damian has passed all Brian’s tests but he’s got one Rotate dream left: play a gig in the shop like the bands he grew up on. How can he convince them? Featuring a rare sighting of the infamously camera-shy Taylor and live performance that may or may not have all been a dream…

Director: Peter Lynch, 2009 

BARENAKED LADIES AT ULTRASOUND SHOWBAR

Director: Peter Lynch, 2009
Barenaked Ladies got their start on MuchMusic’s „Speaker’s Corner” booth at the corner of Queen West and John, and the UltraSound nightclub down the street. Today, those spots are both gone – the booth is in storage and the building that once housed the club is home to a high-end spa.

The Barenaked Ladies have been transformed too: into internationally known chart-stopping pop stars. Drummer Tyler Stewart takes us on a trip down memory lane and reminisces on the grassroots community that once dominated this stretch of Queen Street West – before it was gentrified into an outdoor shopping mall.

Featuring exclusive new footage of the Barenaked Ladies busking on the steps of Pages Books, another Queen Street institution now marked for closure, this tribute to a by-gone era is full of optimism for the future.