The Tragically Hip

The Tragically Hip

Photo: Gordon Hawkins
September 21, 2020
by Karen Bliss

A posthumous double solo album from The Tragically Hip frontman will be released on Oct. 16. Co-written with long-time friend Josh Finlayson of Skydiggers, these are the final ten songs Downie sang before he passed away in 2017.

Jann Arden  website photo
September 17, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Jann Arden (pictured) returns to TV and releases another album, a Tragically Hip doco double bill hits screens, and bluesman Steve Strongman signs with Linus. Also in the news are the Jim Beam National Talent Search, BPAC, the SOCAN Foundation, The Chefs Table, Remember The Music, drive-in shows, John Lennon, Sing Leaf, Alec Fraser Jr, Elliott BROOD, Manitoba Music, Roveena, Terra Lightfoot, Discogs, Keith Brown, Andrea Morris, and farewell Bruce Murray.

The Kings  Photo supplied
August 24, 2020
by Kerry Doole

The Kings (pictured) celebrate two milestone anniversaries, Toronto music venues get a boost, and Tory Lanez is in hot water. Others making news include The Dead South, The Tragically Hip, Unison, Michael Owen, RUShfest, Arkells, Cory Marks, Kaia Kater, Love Mansuy, Alberta Music, Colter Wall, Holly Woods, and farewell Jack Sherman, Frankie Banali, Ron Gaskin, and Justin Townes Earle.

RIP: Big Sugar bassist Garry Lowe
July 9, 2018
by FYI Staff

CEO Jeffrey Latimer says the Walk of Fame is in talks with a city of Toronto councillor about including the stars

Up Cannabis event invitation
July 4, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The New Farm in Creemore, ON, hosted an all-day party yesterday designed to boost the profile of the burgeoning pot producer. With members of The Tragically Hip on hand, The Glorious Sons and City and Colour entertained over 200 attendees.

May 30, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Small Faces' 'Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake' turns 50: Phil Collen, Peter Frampton, Linda Thompson & more pay tribute. Under the recording guidance of the great Glyn Johns -- who had also spent '68...

Author Michael Barclay with his new book - photo courtesy of ECW Press.
April 13, 2018
by Karen Bliss

Michael Barclay — who wrote extensively about The Hip's final tour in 2016 for Maclean's magazine, and co-authored 2001 and 2011’s Have Not Been the Same: The Can-Rock Renaissance 1985-1995 — has always selected a charity or two for his book projects and this one is no different.

Born Ruffians
April 6, 2018
by FYI Staff

Born Ruffians have a big home stand, Nas discusses the state of hip-hop, and a critique of Spotify. Those also in the headlines include Live Nation, the Hammond B3, the Tragically Hip biography, Mac DeMarco, Suzie Vinnick, Spinal Tap, Darby Mills, Jully Black, Kim Wilde, and Los Lobos.

Michael Barclay. Picture by Colin Medley
April 2, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The successful prose writer launches his book 'The Never-Ending Present' this Thursday at the Horseshoe Tavern with an all-star band performing a songbook of Hip songs. Admission is $5 and festivities get underway at 8:30 pm.

November 20, 2017
by FYI Staff

The Tragically Hip, Eddie Schwartz, Bell Media, Theory Of A Deadman, Manitoba Music make headlines today, and the column acknowledges the passing of Malcolm Young, Mel Tillis and Michael ‘DikMik’ Davies.

Shawn Mendes with his awards for Best Song and Best Artist backstage at the 2017 MTV EMA in London on Sunday. (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/Associated Press)
November 13, 2017
by FYI Staff

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Blogging broadcaster Danny Kingsbury
November 5, 2017
by Danny Kingsbury

The following is a personal story shared by Canadian broadcast veteran and current Rogers Media Rock Radio Director Danny Kingsbury on his blog – All The Web's A Stage. And All The Men And Women Merely Players.