The Tragically Hip

The Tragically Hip

Tragically Hip Instagram post.
February 24, 2021
by FYI Staff

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has announced that The Tragically Hip will be honoured with the Humanitarian Award, presented b

Maple Blues Award winner Ken Whiteley
February 10, 2021
by Kerry Doole

The first rounds of Maple Blues Awards winners include Ken Whiteley (pictured), The PASSPORT: Music Export Summit goes virtual this month, and the Mariposa fest is cancelled for 2021. Others in the news include Stephan Moccio, CCMA Country Music Week, the Light of Day Foundation shows, Shred Kelly, John Rowlands, TSO, The Tragically Hip, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Ontario Creates Film Fund, Bet Smith, Chin Injeti, and farewell Elliot Mazer and Mary Wilson.

Geddy Lee  Facebook photo
January 13, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Geddy Lee (pictured) is part of a star-studded VSO benefit event, registration for ShiftChange 2021 is open, and Music Canada is surveying artists. Also in the news are the Raise Your Voice Concert Series, The Tragically Hip, Unison, SOCAN, Silverstein, Creative Manitoba, CIMA, MusicOntario, Small Sins, Tokyo Police Club, k-os, and farewell Shingoose, Tim Bogert, and Howard Johnson.

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.