The Tragically Hip

The Tragically Hip

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

News and video coverage about music in Canada and beyond.

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.

October 23, 2017
by FYI Staff

Both acts had a big sales week, but new album releases from Robert Plant, The Glorious Sons, Wu-Tang, Alan Doyle, Ludovick Bourgeois, Barr Brothers, St. Vincent’s and Carla Bruni also had an impact.

October 20, 2017
by FYI Staff

Billboard charts, Red Bull, 40 years of punk, Jann Wenner, David McPherson, Marty Balin, Maureen Forrester, Dustin Bentall, Jackie Shane, Metz, Ria Mae, Halifax Pop Explosion, Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip make today's headlines.

October 19, 2017
by FYI Staff

The Bell Media commissioned farewell Hip concert doc Long Time Running is to air commercial-free this Friday on the CTV network at 8 pm ET, and on Sunday the CBC is set to air Gord Downie’s Secret Path in Concert.

October 19, 2017
by Denise Donlon

Thinking about our courageous beautiful friend who lived so fully, yes completely, dedicating the time he had to love, to art, and to justice. So many moments when we felt Gord Downie so powerfully. The music yes - always and ever - but also the activism.

October 18, 2017
by FYI Staff

Gord Downie, frontman of The Tragically Hip, has died at the age of 53. The band posted a statement online on Wednesday morning, noting that he passed away on Tuesday night (Oct. 17), “with his beloved children and family close by.”

October 18, 2017
by Michael Hollett

While Gord was a pioneer in many ways, he was old school in terms of core values like loyalty, especially to his family, friends and, his country.