AUX Presents: City and Colour takes you behind the scenes with singer/songwriter Dallas Green as he performs with friends and collaborators Tegan and Sara and Gord Downie live in Toronto. From soundcheck to encore, this intimate television special is a not to be missed all access concert experience. Watch it on AUX TV (Rogers 107 and Shaw 138).
Go now! Right now. Check out Ching Music to listen to four tracks from Paul’s new album. It comes out tomorrow.
SRB just posted this to Hipbase:
Saw this posted on Dime by the same taper who recorded the Waterloo, ON show in ’91
Tragically Hip–Running Master #1-“Day for Night” demos
So here’s a nice rarity for the Hip fans out there!
Many years ago, someone I barely new approached me and said, “I have something you may be interested in.” According to his story, his best friend’s parents owned a recording studio in Hamilton, and the Tragically Hip were recording their new album there. The band had run a few cassette copies of works in progress for themselves, and accidentally left one behind. His friend then “borrowed” it, and made him a copy. I did get this before “Day for Night” was released, and was sworn to not share it with anyone because of that. The album is 16 years old now though, and in poking around the internet a bit, I notice this does seem to be in circulation now. I have no idea what quality is out there, but this one sounds pretty good. It’s a bit hissy, obviously been dubbed a few times. I figure the lineage could be master>cassette dub>friend of friend>friend>me, so about 4th gen. Could be more in there I’m not aware of, of course. I call it Running Master #1, because that was what was written on the tape he loaned me. Oh, and there’s an unreleased track on it, too!
Lineage: possibly master>cassette>cassette>cassette>cassette>M audio sound card>wav>flac
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01. Grace, Too
02. Titanic Terrarium
03. Nautical Disaster
This is number 206 in an ongoing series.
The first single from Paul’s new album was featured on Hockey Night In Canada this week. Check it out:
You can buy the track right now, if you’re in Canada, from iTunes.
Very little is known about the record – much like the man himself. This record could be hiding in the shadows waiting to kick ass on December 7, 2010.
At a charity event in Kingston a fan captured this clip:
K-Rock in Kingston has been playing the first single, “Can’t Wait Any More.”
Here’s a potential setlist:
My Next Mistake
If I Were You
Fix This Head
Things I Should’ve Said
Come My Way
Homeless In Aspen
Can’t Wait Any More
Keep an eye on Ching Music for more details!
Name: Gord Downie: 2010-11-01 – Alliston, ON
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01Nov10 Gord Downie & The Country Of Miracles
Gibson Centre – Alliston, ON
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t01 – Starpainters
t02 – The Dance and it’s Dissappearance
t03 – Moon Over Glenora
t04 – Yellow Days
t05 – Hard Canadian
t06 – Night is Forgetting
t07 – 11th Fret
t08 – Canada Geese
t09 – Encore Break
t10 – Thee East Wind
t11 – Vancouver Divorce
t12 – Christmastime in Toronto
t13 – Gone
t14 – Trick Rider
t15 – Drowning Machine
t16 – Steeplechase
t17 – Figment
t18 – Yer Possessed
t19 – Encore Break
t20 – Ventilator Blues
t21 – Broadcast
t22 – Chancellor
t23 – Insomniacs Of The World, Good Night
You can use the URL below to download the torrent (you may have to login).
The Hip Tracker
We’ve been having a great time out on the road, and looking forward to our own tour this fall. Since our last update, there have been a few more stops added along the way. Weâ€™ve added shows for our friends on the east coast, and just announced today, we will be playing the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto on November 5th.
In our recent travels we stopped by the Dakota Tavern and recorded a few tracks. Check out the Dakota Sessions on CMT this Saturday, July 17th at 10pm.
We’re not done yet, so stay tuned to gorddownie.com for the full list of dates and ticket information.
Gord Downie and The Country of Miracles On Tour:
July 15 – The Kee to Bala – Bala, ON
July 17 – Windsor, ON – Windsor Bluesfest
July 18 – London, ON – Bluesfest London
July 24 – Niagara On The Lake, ON – Jackson Triggs Winery
July 25 – Guelph, ON – Hillside Festival
August 5 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Folk Music Festival
August 7 – Hamilton, ON – Festival of Friends (FREE SHOW)
August 15 â€“ Salmon Arm, BC – Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival
September 22 â€“ Vancouver, BC, The Vogue
September 24 â€“ Victoria, BC â€“ Rifflandia Music Festival
September 25 – Mission, BC â€“ Clarke Theatre
September 30 â€“ Medicine Hat, AB â€“ Esplanade Arts – Odeon Events Centre
October 4 â€“ Calgary, AB â€“ Jack Singer Concert Hall
October 5 â€“ Saskatoon, SK â€“ Odeon Events Centre
October 15 â€“ Halifax, NS â€“ Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
October 16 â€“ Moncton, NB â€“ The Centre at Casino New Brunswick
October 18 – Fredericton, NB – Playhouse Theatre
October 21 – Sherbrooke, QC – Theatre Centennial
October 22 – Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle
October 23 – Montreal, QC – The National
October 26 – Oakville, ON – Oakville Centre
October 27 – Peterborough, ON – Showplace
October 28 – Kingston, ON – Grand Theatre
November 5 â€“ Toronto, ON â€“ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
For more tour Information please visit the tour page
Check out Gord Downie on The Dakota Sessions on CMT this Saturday, July 17th at 10pm.
Read the complete story at Buffalo Rising.
In efforts to find a better day for the city, Mayor Dyster is clearly a mayor who gets it (see some of his comments on the opening of Old Falls Street here). Also the USA Niagara Development Corporation, an arm of Empire State Development, which is now thankfully led by a no-nonsense guy from my neck of the woods who knows what it takes to make things happen on this side of the soda-pop line. It’s great to see Niagara Falls getting less tragic and more hip — and more green.
And about the green: at some point in the concert (perhaps around 7PM), Mayor Dyster will be honoring Gord for his environmental advocacy with a proclamation and a key to the city (mayors do these things). And as Gord is a big supporter of the Waterkeeper Alliance — an international network of organizations which work to keep their local water bodies “swimmable, fishable, drinkable,” and which includes WNY’s own Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper — Julie Barrett O’Neill, executive director and Riverkeeper, will be speaking as well.