Julie Doiron – yoga teacher

BlogTO has a story online today detailing Julie’s newest ventureL

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.

Click here to read the rest of the story at BlogTO.

The Hip – The Mahones – The Filters

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….

Family Band – an NFB Documentary

In this short documentary about The Tragically Hip, director David Battistella uses a split-screen and acid-etched colours to distil the iconic Canadian band’s essence. After decades together, through hotels, highways, gigs and recording sessions, The Hip’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.

Click here to watch it.

Canada Day with The Hip

Hi Folks,

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!

The Hip