Saturday, October 31, 2009

Movie : The Firm

for all the Toronto FC fans out there, as well as skinheads, punks, mods and rudies, here is a sweet little film to check out. The Firm, a film by Nick Love.

Loosely adapted from Alan Clarke's 1989 classic TV film, Nick Love's film is set earlier in the 1980s in around 1984 and retells a similar story to the original - but from a different character's point of view. The film centres on Dom, a young wannabe football casual, who gets drawn in to the charismatic but dangerous world of the firm's top boy, Bex Bissell.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Least we forget.

Please remember to buy a poppy, wear it on your left side, and respect the 2 mins of silence on November 11th.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Follow The S.H.A.R.P. Blog on Twitter

That right, we've decided to give Twitter a shot. Feel free to check us out, and follow us for quick little updates, and specials on S.H.A.R.P. gear. Just click here to check us out.

Monday, October 19, 2009

TAQWACORE: The Birth of Muslim Punk Rock

The filmmaker Omar Majeed is in the attendance in Toronto all week for Q&As. The author of the novel, THE TAQWACORES, Michael Muhammad Knight will give a panel discussion on Saturday October 24th, 2009.

In 2003, a white Muslim convert named Michael Muhammed Knight wrote a novel called THE TAQWACORES about a fictional music scene that managed to be both hardcore punk and Muslim at the same time. The book was an underground best-seller, and more importantly, struck a nerve with disenfranchised young Muslims everywhere. Soon after, actual "Taqwacore" bands began to form all over North America. This documentary film joins Michael and bands like The Secret Trial Five and The Kominas on their first tour / pilgrimage across the U.S.A., as they challenge Muslims and non-Muslims alike with audacious anthems like Sharia Law in the U.S.A. and Mohammed was a Punk Rocker. Their spiritual odyssey leads them to Pakistan, and their rocky attempt to bring punk to the streets of Lahore. Produced by EyeSteelFilm (Up the Yangtze, RIP!: A Remix Manifesto). Released By EyeSteelFilm / KinoSmith. 80 minutes.

Screening Times in Toronto:

Royal Cinema 608 College (at Clinton St.), Toronto tel. (416) 534-5252

Monday Oct. 19 - 7pm, 9:15pm
tickets: $10 /$8

TAQWACORE... check out the website for more info.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Another blast from the past!

Digging up more old S.H.A.R.P. flyers from days gone by for you.

Click the poster for full view.

Anyone remember seeing this old beauty in a Zine or around town?

Monday, October 12, 2009


Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 9:00pm Chris Murray (formerly of Toronto ska greats King Apparatus) will be playing the Smiling Buddha Bar (961 College Street, Toronto) with Sound One and DJ Cam Canada.

$10, 19 plus. Come dance the night away with this Canadian ska legend!

More old S.H.A.R.P. flyers

Bringing you an old flyer from back when S.H.A.R.P. was just in the United States. Here is some S.H.A.R.P. history for you guys and gals right here!

Just click on this image to see it larger.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Skinhead "Family" Tree

Considering we have been on a kick bringing you music and video clips from the past, we here at Toronto SHARP thought it would be cool to show you an old flyer from way way back in the early 1990's showing the evolution of skinhead (in a nut shell).

Just click the image to see it full size. Oh the memories this brings back!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

A blast from the past!

Now as most of you know (or if you did not, now you do) Geraldo Rivera had a talk show back in the 1980's and he decided to have some boneheads on it, and well, tempers flared and he ended up with a broken nose (I'm pretty sure this happened in 1988). Anyways, after this happened, another American talk show called "People Are Talking" had a special with trad and anti-racist skinheads (including SHARP).

Here for your viewing pleasure is that long lost episode of "People Are Talking".