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TOUR DATE: 2012-06-30 – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

From http://www.niagaraadvance.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3471225

The Tragically Hip will be headlining a concert in Niagara-on-the-Lake Canada Day weekend.

Although town councillors are struggling with the logistics of up to 20,000 people arriving on the Commons and the impact on surrounding residents and businesses, the California concert production company planning the event has so far asked only for an extension to the noise bylaw. AEG Live is scheduling five bands beginning at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30 at Butler’s Barracks on John Street, with the Tragically Hip performing, accompanied by a video and light show, at the end of the evening.

With council’s support of the noise bylaw extension Monday, the show will wrap up at 11 p.m.—no later, promised Vanessa Arscott, the local representative of the production company.

Read the rest of the story by visiting http://www.niagaraadvance.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3471225

2012-02-16 – Fort Albany, ON – Live Webcast

The Tragically Hip’s performance on Thursday night, will be webcast live on their website

(FORT ALBANY, ON – Wednesday, 01 February 2012) – Canadian legends The Tragically Hip, along with celebrated novelist Joseph Boyden, will be participating in this year’s Great Moon Gathering. The annual event, held on the west coast of James Bay in Ontario’s pristine Arctic lowlands, will gather in Fort Albany, February 15-17, and include the Cree First Nations of Attawapiskat, Peawanuck, Kashechewan, Moose Factory, and Fort Albany.

With a focus on both traditional and contemporary aboriginal education, the Great Moon Gathering celebrates the strengths and diversity of the Cree Nation. Over forty workshops will be offered, and are as varied as Cree language, sweat lodge, moccasin and hand drum making, classroom management, and early education.

“The moment I first stepped foot on the shores of James Bay, I knew the Tragically Hip had to go there, to the birthplace of our country,” said Gord Downie. The band’s excited. We’re going to hang out, talk, and listen. We have a fresh batch of songs we want to play, for both old friends and new.”

Joseph Boyden adds, “Recent coverage of reserves such as Attawapiskat only captures one part of a story that’s much deeper, nuanced, and beautiful than most Canadians know. The Hip and I are coming up to James Bay to show our love and support for a people and a culture that transcends so many of the negative stereotypes that have been floated the last months.”

The Tragically Hip’s performance on Thursday night, will be webcast live on their website, so check out http://www.thehip.com for more details.

http://www.thehip.com

http://www.josephboyden.com

Great Moon Gathering

Gord Downie via Twitter says:

The Hip are really excited to get north! We’re going to hang out and talk with old friends and new. We have a whole new batch of songs we want to play. The moment I first stepped foot round the shores of James Bay, I knew the Hip had to go there – to the birthplace of our country.
GD.

The Tragically Hip & Novelist Joseph Boyden in the James Bay Area February 15 – 17th for the 2012 Great Moon Gathering:

Canadian legends The Tragically Hip, along with celebrated novelist Joseph Boyden, will be participating in this year’s Great Moon Gathering. The annual event, held on the west coast of James Bay in Ontario’s pristine Arctic lowlands, will gather in 2012 in Fort Albany, February 15-17, and include the Cree First Nations of Attawapiskat, Peawanuck, Kashechewan, Moose Factory, and Fort Albany.

With a focus on both traditional and contemporary aboriginal education, the Great Moon Gathering celebrates the strengths and diversity of the Cree Nation. Over forty workshops will be offered, and are as varied as Cree language, sweat lodge, moccasin and hand drum making, classroom management, and early education.

Gord Downie says, “The moment I first stepped foot on the shores of James Bay, I knew the Tragically Hip had to go there, to the birthplace of our country. The band’s excited. We’re going to hang out, talk, and listen. We have a fresh batch of songs we want to play, for both old friends and new.”

Joseph Boyden adds, “Recent coverage of reserves such as Attawapiskat only captures one part of a story that’s much deeper, nuanced, and beautiful than most Canadians know. The Hip and I are coming up to James Bay to show our love and support for a people and a culture that transcends so many of the negative stereotypes that have been floated the last months.”

Tickets open to the public (if any left) after Feb. 6

For more information, contact Edmund Metatawabin, chair of the Great Moon Gathering Committee. (705) 278-1108.

Or visit:
http://www.facebook.com/TrentAboriginal
http://www.greatmoongathering.com/

The Tragically Hip in 2012

Excellent news from the one and only Alan Cross:

Albums To Watch For in 2012

No info yet: Tragically Hip (plus a bunch of deluxe reissues), Bruce Springsteen (probably around Christmas), No Doubt, Muse, Nine Inch Nails AND How to Destroy Angels, Garbage, Johnny Marr, Franz Ferdinand, Pearl Jam, Sigur Ros, Offspring, Killers, The xx, ZZ Top, Aerosmith and–maybe–U2′s Songs of Ascent.

14 Predictions for Music in 2012

7. Back to the major labels for a second. They will continue to push heritage performers.

One advantage the majors have is the rights to decades of catalogue material. There are warehouses all across the planet filled with material that has yet to be released. That means lots of opportunities to package this stuff up and sell it as high-margin deluxe sets or special reissues. Watch for the Tragically Hip to get the deluxe reissue treatment in 2012.

Perhaps we’ll get studio versions of Get Back Again, Blonde Solid, Radio Show, Montreal, Waltz For Juliet, Wait So Long, Times Are Passing Us By, It’s Just As Well, Cookie Factory, etc, etc, etc.

Check out A Museum After Dark for a comprehensive look at some of the great, lost tracks by The Hip.

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.

http://herenb.canadaeast.com/music/article/1452910

…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….