Some cool new items just got added to The Gift Shop on TheHip.com. It’s too late to order and get them before Christmas, but there’s always birthdays, holidays, and Tuesdays!
As a celebrated Canadian indie musician, Julie Doiron is best known for her involvement in Eric’s Trip as well as her Juno award winning collaboration with the Wooden Stars. But these days she’s taking time out from her busy music career to teach yoga. In Toronto.
Doiron has been practicing Ashtanga yoga for 9 years. After receiving her teachers certificate this fall she began teaching two regular classes every Monday; one at a new studio called Bohemian Palace ($16, 9am) in Roncesvalles and another at Twisted Yoga Studio (PWYC, 7:30pm) in the Annex.
Originally posted to Hipbase by super-fan Tthip aka Dana:
Many people here know that a couple of the Hip guys were in a band called The Filters before assembling The Hip.
But what I did not know until today was that Finny McConnell of The Mahones was a member of The Filters with the boys.
…Finny McConnell of The Mahones was born in Dublin, Ireland. His parents emigrated to Canada when he was a kid, settling in Kingston, where they opened a hotel with two Irish pubs. But when he was fed his first taste of traditional Irish tunes, he spit it back out. McConnell started the band the Filters with his pals Gord Downie and Rob Baker, of Tragically Hip fame, in high school. But the band split when they wrapped up their final school year.
“When they went to university at Queens, I moved to London, England for five years studying rock ‘n’ roll on the streets,” said McConnell. Fuelled by the attitudes of Celtic punk pioneers The Pogues and the Waterboys, McConnell travelled home to Kingston in 1990 and formed The Mahones, originally meant as a one-off punk show for a St. Patrick’s Day party in an Irish pub….
Stopped in at Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Co. today in Prince Edward County. They have a new cheese on their menu called, Morning Moon. I asked if it was a Tragically Hip cheese and she replied, “Yes and no. It’s more a Gord Downie cheese.”
We bought a wedge of it and will enjoy it this evening.
In case you missed out on tickets to the Bobcaygeon show the band has generously donated a pair that are up for auction here: http://www.warchild.ca/news/detail/see_the_hip_at_bobcaygeon/ in addition to a guitar signed by the band!
In this short documentary about The Tragically Hip, director David Battistella uses a split-screen and acid-etched colours to distil the iconic Canadian bandâ€™s essence. After decades together, through hotels, highways, gigs and recording sessions, The Hipâ€™s members have forged a powerful brotherhood. “These guys are my life partners, musically” says bass guitarist Gord Sinclair. The Hip’s brand of straight-ahead rock and roll has catapulted the band to international stardom, and ensured them a place in Canadian musical history, but at heart, they remain a bunch of guys from Kingston, Ontario, making music together just for fun.
This film was produced for the 2008 Governor General’s Performing Arts Award.
In case you missed it, the episode featuring Gord Downie & The Country Of Miracles is available for viewing online. Check it out on CMT.ca now!
We are excited to announce that we will be spending Canada Day in Toronto! We’ll be bringing our friends Weezer, Broken Social Scene, Hey Rosetta! and Buck 65 to join in the festivities.
Starting Monday February 28th at 12pm EST we will be offering you Only registered users of thehip.com as of Sunday Feb. 27 at 11:59pm EST will have access to these tickets at tickets.thehip.com.
Use your Email & Password to login to tickets.thehip.com
The VIP ticket will give you ‘Fast Pass’ access into the venue, access to the VIP Area with its own cash bar, food vendors and washrooms. The VIP area is 19 only. There are also a limited number of VIP parking passes available, that will give you access to a separate parking lot. Only one person per car will require a VIP parking pass. You will need to bring photo ID to gain access to the parking lot, as well as the ‘Fast Pass’ entrance.
We will also be offering you a GA pre-sale starting at 10:00am EST on Thursday. There will be a limited number of early bird GA tickets available that day.
Stay tuned to thehip.com, facebook and twitter for all the news.
See you in the summer!
Rob Baker stopped by the Explore Music HQ and chatted with Alan Cross. Complete details are here.