Scott Beadle attended his first concert in October 1978, in his hometown of Vancouver BC Canada. It was DOA, the Dishrags, and Pointed Sticks. In the Spring of 1979 he self-published a fanzine called Skitzoid, modeled on Vancouver’s first fanzine, Snotrag. Over the course of eight issues Scott interviewed the Dils, Dead Kennedys, No Fun, Rabid, Subhumans (Canada), and Black Flag. Later, Scott moved from writing about music to playing it. On a cheap $80 drumkit, his first show was with the Bingo Chickees, at the legendary Smilin’ Buddha Cabaret in 1980, opening for the Subhumans and Dishrags. From 1982–1988 Scott played with Contraband, the Hip Type, and Tin God. After a decade toiling in retail record stores and graphic design jobs, Scott enrolled in Simon Fraser University and graduated with an undergraduate degree in history. These days, he still toils in the graphic design field. In his spare time he’s writing and compiling a history of the early Vancouver punk scene for eventual publication. Now settled down with his family, Scott still comes out of rock retirement occasionally, most recently as drummer for the Ron Reyes Band.
A who’s who of Vancouver punk rock luminaries past and present descended on the Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver, BC, Canada for former Black Flag singer Ron Reyes’s 50th birthday celebration on Saturday, July 24, 2010.