Gord Downie & The Sadies Album/Tour

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Hipheads! Here's the 411 on the upcoming Gord/Sadies album along with confirmed tour dates.




From GordDownie.com

It's been a few years since The Grand Bounce, but Gord Downie is back and has a brand new album with The Sadies! Gord and The Sadies have been long-time friends so it was a natural collaboration to create the new album, "Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun". 
After a long Canadian winter, Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun are ready to take on spring and summer with a brand new album, live shows and T-shirts!

Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun - Pre-Order Now! 
"It came together urgently but slowly, after the long-time Toronto friends first recorded together for Lake Ontario Waterkeepers in 2006. Fleeting sessions over the next seven years yielded finished songs in immediate, alchemical takes. Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun is the action of first-thought-best- thought. 
The project’s namesake, “The Conquering Sun” fuses The Sadies’ rusted psychedelia with Downie’s humble, volatile wail. Mike Belitsky’s roiling drums, and Sean Dean’s sure, standing bass spur the band through uncharted desert-scapes."




Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun is the self-titled debut record. This is the mission statement of a young band unhinged. Ten songs of visceral punk rock exultation; a spirited half-hour exploration of the darkness surrounding daylight. Each song brims with energy, electricity embellishing a simple, rustic core — now all brash guitars and punk rock gnarl. Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun is an arrival: the combustion of brotherhood and dissent: music of wisdom and innocence: poetry of promise and provocation.

Tour Dates

US DATES
2014/05/02 Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
2014/05/03 The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA
2014/05/10 Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL
2014/05/11 Magic Stick- Detroit, MI


CANADIAN DATES
2014/06/07 Arts & Crafts Field Trip (Fort York) - Toronto, ON
2014/06/08 Arts & Crafts Field Trip (Fort York) - Toronto, ON
2014/06/12 Atlin Arts & Music Festival - Atlin, BC
2014/07/18 Wild Mountain Music Festival - Hinton, AB
2014/07/27 Interstellar Rodeo - Edmonton, AB
2014/09/12 Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival – Fredericton, NB





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Gord Downie, The Sadies & The Conquering Sun

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Gord Downie has collaborated with The Sadies on a new album due out on April 15th. There are currently 6 tour dates with the possibility of more to follow. I'd like to see them squeeze in a Montreal show to complete the 'Original 6 Tour'...

Anyway, probably not good news for those hoping to catch The Hip on tour this summer... or any kind of extensive tour anyway. Festivals & greatest hits events can pop up at any time I guess - so we'll see on that front as we move into spring.

Check out Alex Hudson's article over on Exclaim! for more details.

The album is available to pre-order digitally on iTunes.

Gord Downie, the Sadies, and the Conquering Sun:

1. Crater
2. The Conquering Sun
3. Los Angeles Times
4. One Good Fast Job
5. It Didn't Start to Break My Heart Until This Afternoon
6. Budget Shoes
7. Demand Destruction
8. Devil Enough
9. I'm Free, Disarray Me
10. Saved

Tour dates:

05/02 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
05/03 Boston, MA - The Sinclair
05/10 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
05/11 Detroit MI - Magic Stick
06/07-08 Toronto, ON - Fork York (Field Trip Music & Arts Festival)



Useful Links:
Official Website
The Sadies





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Daredevil - Justin Rutledge

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A tribute album to The Hip entitled "Daredevil" will be released by Justin Rutledge on April 22, 2014.

You may remember Justin from our 'Hip Covers Project' series. He was the first artist that we used/profiled for his outstanding version of Nautical Disaster. Curiously that song is not on the tracklist (below).

Other musicians helping Justin on this album include Mary Margaret O'Hara, Andy Maize (Skydiggers), Jenn Grant, Brendan Canning (Broken Social Scene) as well as his own backing band.

For those of who follow along on a regular basis, you know that I enjoy takes on The Hip's tunes that don't necessarily mimic the original. I mean, what's the point? That's already been done. I think this album is going to offer some very unique takes judging by Courage.... Have a listen and let me know what you think...

Daredevil:

1. Looking For A Place to Happen
2. Springtime In Vienna
3. Thugs
4. Escape Is At Hand For The Travellin' Man
5. Grace, Too
6. Locked In The Trunk Of A Car
7. Courage (For Hugh Maclennan)
8. Long Time Running
9. Put It Off
10. Fiddler's Green





Check out the full article by Gregory Adams over at Exclaim.ca





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2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest

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The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has revealed its lineup for 2014. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Arcade Fire, Phish, Eric Clapton, Vampire Weekend, Foster the People, Robert Plant and the Sensational Shape Shifters, John Fogerty, Alabama Shakes, String Cheese Incident, The Avett Brothers, Public Enemy, and Solange will all take the stage over the festival’s two weekends (April 25-27 and May 1-4).

Other notables include Christina Aguilera, Santana, Robin Thicke, Trey Songz, Aaron Neville, Chaka Khan, Allen Toussaint, Charlie Wilson, Lyle Lovett, Bobby Womack, Al Jarreau, North Mississippi Allstars, The Radiators, John Hiatt, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, Robert Earl Keen, Alejandro Escovedo, Kermit Ruffins, Jason Isbell, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Irma Thomas.

Daily line-ups and ticket packages are available on the official website.







Lots of great acts and at an amazing ticket cost....




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The Hip Covers Project: Donald Spongberg - Bobcaygeon

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I know I have already done a version of 'Bobcaygeon' for this series, but this version is far enough away from the original and way far enough away from the other cover version I posted.

I was not able to get too much info on this dude. In fact, I don't really have any... just this clip...





The Hip Covers Project - Past Performances

Justin Rutledge - Nautical Disaster
Herbert Bail Orchestra - Locked In The Trunk Of A Car
Melanie Morgan Band - Courage
Kevin Stebner - Bobcaygeon
Jon Alexander - Scared
Chris Koster - Fully Completely
Parlor Trixx - Little Bones
Kasey Kohring - New Orleans Is Sinking
Jake Keilhauer - Stay
The Temps - Grace, too







Check out the original & alternate BLACK version HERE.













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Killer Whale Tank - Hiptour Design

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Here's our new 'Killer Whale Tank' design! One of Gord's most famous rants/stories is now available... This is our first front & back design with two of the main characters in the story, Shamu & Bartholomew, showing up on the back of some products where available.


http://hiptour.spreadshirt.com/killer-whale-tank-C153512
KWT - front



http://hiptour.spreadshirt.com/killer-whale-tank-C153512
KWT - back







The new set-up is able to accommodate many more styles & cuts and as such we are now able to offer our designs (including alternate versions) on both women's & men's products, long sleeve shirts, hoodies, ringers, American Apparel brand goods and even phone cases. Shipping should be more efficient and nothing should ever be sold out --- something that made it tough for me to do alone.


See all of the KILLER WHALE TANK products.





Happiness is....





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Paul Langlios - Not Guilty (Music Video)

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Pretty cool...



Upcoming Tour Dates

November 14, 2013 Capital Complex Fredericton, NB
November 15, 2013 The Seahorse Halifax, NS
November 16, 2013 Peppers Pub Saint John, NB
November 17, 2013 Tide & Boar Gastropub Moncton, NB
November 20, 2013 L’Agitee Quebec City, QC
November 21, 2013 Zaphods Ottawa, ON
November 22, 2013 Petit Campus Montreal, QC
November 23, 2013 The Red Dog Peterborough, ON
November 26, 2013 Mansion House St. Catharines, ON
November 28, 2013 The Horseshoe Toronto, ON
November 29, 2013 FM Lounge Windsor, ON
November 30, 2013 Maxwells Music House Waterloo, ON
December 3, 2013 Loslops Sault Sainte Marie, ON
December 4, 2013 Park Theatre Winnipeg, MB
December 5, 2013 Artful Dodger Regina, SK
December 6, 2013 Avenue Theatre Edmonton, AB
December 7, 2013 Palamino Calgary, AB
December 9, 2013 Wild Bills Banff, AB
December 10, 2013 Rockwater Golden, BC
December 11, 2013 Spirit Bar Nelson, BC
December 12, 2013 Lucky Bar Victoria, BC
December 14, 2013 Electric Owl Vancouver, BC
December 21, 2013 Grand Theatre Kingston, ON




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