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Posts Tagged ‘Ontario’

They’ve got it in the bag…

Posted by bigincanada on June 2, 2009

Paper Bag Digital (part of Paper Bag Records) is releasing the “Tambourine” ep by the Toronto-based band “Little Girls” tomorrow, marking the first ep in a series of 3 to be released by the group before the end of this year. Starring Josh McIntyre on guitar and vocals, Andrew Wilson on guitar, Joseph Roth on bass, and Anthony Gerace on drums, the band brings together a blend of music that is… well… check it out here on their Myspace. For a brief overview of the band, read the full news story on Paper Bag Records’ website. 

Little Girs on tour:
June 18 – Toronto, ON – Secret Show w/ Slim Twig (NXNE)
June 19 – Toronto, ON – Secret ‘House Party’ w/ Slim Twig (NXNE)
June 20 – Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dee’s w/ Crystal Antlers (NXNE)
July 8 – New York City, NY – Cake Shop
July 10 – Brooklyn, NY – Cameo Gallery w/ Japandroids
July 11 – Brooklyn, NY – TBA
July 12 – Boston, MA – Great Scott – w/ Japandroids
July 16 – Toronto, ON – El Mocambo w/ Japandroids


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Still Hip After 26 Years

Posted by bigincanada on February 13, 2009


We Are The Same

Toronto, ON – 12 February, 2009 – Universal Music Canada (UMC), the country’s leading music company today announced that Canadian icons The Tragically Hip will release their highly anticipated 12th studio album, We Are The Same on 07 April, 2009. Powerhouse legend Bob Rock, once more on the dials, tunes the words and music of one of our country’s great enigmas and talents into something completely new and yet immediately recognizable on We Are The Same.

The Tragically Hip, a dozen albums and 26 years in the making, shows us once again not only why they are but who they are, snowshoeing through new land while sowing seeds for all of us secret musicians and poets and citizens hungry for a chance. And a change. We Are the Same, brings its listeners something beyond the unexpected: actual hope. Gordon Downie’s lyrics—backed by a band ripe with confidence and skill—tackle what we might assume had passed far under the bridge.

Comfortable in their own skin, but the men of The Tragically Hip are still hungry to explore. With the same heart of the boys who penned and played “38 Years Old,” the band shows us 20 years later that wisdom indeed comes with age, and that heart doesn’t change. We Are The Same cumulative effect is one of genuine comfort—or maybe much needed consolation. This iconic band, at the peak of its powers, rests a warm hand on its listeners’ shoulders.

We Are The Same was recorded and mixed by Bob Rock at the band’s Bath House studio in Kingston, Vancouver and Maui.

We Are The Same track-listing:
1. Morning Moon
2. Honey, Please
3. The Last Recluse
4. Coffee Girl
5. Now The Struggle Has A Name
6. The Depression Suite
7. The Exact Feeling
8. Queen Of The Furrows
9. Speed River
10. Frozen In My Tracks
11. Love Is A First
12. Country Day

Critically acclaimed for over two decades, The Tragically Hip has been at the heart of the Canadian music scene for evoking a strong emotional connection between their music and their fans that remains unrivalled in this country. A five-piece group of friends including Robby Baker (guitar), Gordon Downie (vocals, guitar), Johnny Fay (drums), Paul Langlois (guitar) and Gord Sinclair (bass), who grew up in Kingston, Ontario, The Hip has achieved the enviable status of a band that enjoys both mass popularity with over 8 million albums sold worldwide, as well as peer recognition through 31 Juno Award Nominations and 11 wins.


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Skip work & get “Working”!

Posted by bigincanada on February 9, 2009

The new album “Working” by Acres of Lions comes out tomorrow on Cordova Bay Records. Want to know what you’re getting yourself into? Check out to hear 3 tracks – “Closer,” “Knowing Your Own End,” & “This Was Not My Best Day Ever.”

If you cannot wait until tomorrow for the full-length to be released, you can purchase “Closer” from iTunes by clicking here.

1) Entertainment
2) Let’s Get Sentimental
3) Coronado’s Dead
4) Closer
5) Dance Sequence
6) Working
7) Fine Examples
8) December
9) Knowing Your Own End
10) This Was Not My Best Day Ever

The band will be supporting this album with heavy touring through March 21st, so you have no excuse not to get out to at least 1 show:

Feb 10 2009 9:00P
Moe Joe’s Whistler, British Columbia
Feb 11 2009 7:00P
Lugz Coffee Lounge (Acoustic Set) Vancouver, British Columbia
Feb 12 2009 9:00P
The Media Club Vancouver, British Columbia
Feb 13 2009 6:00P
North Shore Alliance Church North Vancouver, British Columbia
Feb 14 2009 7:30P
Pogue Mahone Kamloops, British Columbia
Feb 15 2009 9:00P
Doc Willoughby’s Kelowna
Feb 16 2009 9:00P
The Slice Lethbridge, Alberta
Feb 18 2009 9:00P
Better Than Fred’s Grande Prairie, Alberta
Feb 19 2009 9:00P
Filthy McNasty’s Edmonton, Alberta
Feb 20 2009 9:00P
The Palomino Calgary, Alberta
Feb 21 2009 9:00P
Canmore Hotel Canmore, Alberta
Feb 24 2009 9:00P
The Ottoman Medicine Hat, Alberta
Feb 25 2009 7:00P
Le Relais – all ages Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Feb 27 2009 7:00P
The Uniplex Humboldt, Saskatchewan
Feb 28 2009 9:00P
The Cavern Winnipeg, Manitoba
Mar 1 2009 7:00P
The Church Basement Winnipeg, Manitoba
Mar 2 2009 7:00P
Black Pirates Pub Thunder Bay, Ontario
Mar 4 2009 7:00P
The Spill Coffee Bar Peterborough, Ontario
Mar 6 2009 9:00P
Le Gymnase Montreal, Quebec
Mar 7 2009 7:00P
tba – all ages Oakville, Ontario
Mar 8 2009 6:00P
The Chubby Pickle Windsor, Ontario
Mar 11 2009 9:00P
Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, Ontario
Mar 12 2009 9:00P
Rok Boutique – CMW SHOWCASE Toronto, Ontario
Mar 13 2009 9:00P
Maxwell’s Music House Waterloo, Ontario
Mar 15 2009 9:00P
Rancho Relaxo Toronto, Ontario
Mar 19 2009 7:00P
tba – all ages Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Mar 21 2009 9:00P
The Palomino Calgary, Alberta

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