Tragically Hip Archive

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Your music got into my book …

Check out these two music biographies by local authors.

Escape is at Hand: Tales of a Boy and a Band

By Joshua Kloke
Foreword by Alan Cross

Escape Is At Hand is the memoir of a young man’s twenty-year dedication to being a fan of The Tragically Hip and the world this band showed him. From dropping out of university to follow the band across Europe, to risking his health and sanity to ensure his footing in the front row is secure, Escape Is At Hand is sure to resonate not only with fans of The Tragically Hip, but with any passionate music fan.

Eternal Cavalier Press
$18, trade paperback

 

The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern: A Complete History

By David McPherson;
Foreword by Jim Cuddy
A complete history of Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern, “the Birthplace of Canadian Rock,” to coincide with its seventieth anniversary.

Like the Queen Street strip that has been its home for seven decades, the Horseshoe Tavern continues to evolve. It remains as relevant today as it did when Jack Starr founded the country music club on the site of a former blacksmith shop. From country and rockabilly to rock ‘n’ roll, punk, alt/country, and back to roots music, the venerable live music venue has evolved with the times and trends — always keeping pace with the music.

Over its long history, the Horseshoe has seen a flood of talent pass through. From Willie Nelson to Loretta Lynn, Stompin’ Tom Connors to The Band, and Bryan Adams to the Tragically Hip, the Horseshoe has attracted premier acts from all eras of music. In The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, David McPherson captures the turbulent life of the bar, and of Canadian rock.

Dundurn Press
$21.99, trade paperback
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New vinyl … new releases!

Check out these new releases now in store and available now or as of the dates listed below. As always, please let me know if there’s a new release that you want to get your hands on. Happy to oblige.

* New Releases (now available)
** New Release (available Feb 10)
*** New Release (available Feb 17)

Damon & Naomi w/ 7 inch

Hailing from the dulcet tones of Galaxie 500, check out their newest project “With Ghost”

Alice in Chains – Dirt
Alt-J – Summer (ep) & This is All Yours
Beatles – Help! & Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Black Keys – Turn Blue (w/CD)
* Buzzcocks – The Way (ltd white vinyl)
*** Damon & Naomi – With Ghost (LP+7-inch)
Miles Davis – Kind of Blue (180 gram)
Iggy Pop & the Stooges – Live in Detroit (picture disc)
Metallica – Garage Inc., & Load
Metallica – Through the Never (4LP)
Nirvana – Sliver b/w Dive (7″) / Almost Everything BBC Sessions
**NoFX – Backstage Passport soundtrack
Pink Floyd – Complete BBC Sessions 1967-68 (Fan Club)
Pixies – Into the White BBC Recordings
Radiohead – Other Colors BBC
* Lillie Mae Rische (Third Man Records) Nobody’s (7″)
* Ricked Wicky – I Sell The Circus Robert Pollard (Guided by Voices) Comes with a guitar pick!
Standells – 1966 Live on Tour
Tenacious D – Pick of Destiny (180 gram audiophile vinyl +full album download w/ previously unreleased song!)
** The Ting Tings – Super Critical
Tragically Hip – Road Apples
Tribe Called Quest – Hits, Rarities, & Remix Comps
The War On Drugs – Wagonwheel Blues
The Who – Tommy (2LP)

Ricked Wicky (Bob Pollard)

Get your very own Bob Pollard guitar pick. Guided By Voices fans, arise!

Ting Tings Super Critical

Meet the Ting Tings. A British duo, consisting of Katie White (vocals, guitar, drums, bass, etc) and Jules De Martino (drums, guitar, bass, vocals, etc).

NoFX Backstage Passport

With their aversion to media, NOFX wrote their own soundtrack to their documentary released in 2009. Finally now on vinyl.

 

 

 

 

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Brand new vinyl in store!

Visit MillpondRB regularly to check out our brand new vinyl. Here’s a quick sampler of what’s new in store. Not a full list, I’m afraid so please contact us directly for more details.

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Tragically Hip’s biggest fan

Are you a fan? A huge fan?  Fan enough to write a book?  Joshua Kloke is.  He’s also the founder of Eternal Cavalier Press in Toronto. Join us at MillpondRB to meet Joshua and talk with him about his 20-years as a huge Hip fan.

Escape is at Hand: tales of a boy and a band

Reserve your free ticket here to meet Joshua Kloke and make sure we have enough copies of Escape Is At Hand: Tales of a Boy and a Band for everyone who wants one. Only $18 but worth SO much more.

Joshua will be here Saturday, August 10 at 1:00 pm.  Reserve your tickets on our Eventbrite page:  escapeisathandbooksigning.eventbrite.ca

Escape Is At Hand is the memoir of a young man’s twenty-year dedication to being a fan of The Tragically Hip and the world this band showed him. From dropping out of university to follow the band across Europe, to risking his health and sanity to ensure his footing in the front row is secure, Escape Is At Hand is sure to resonate not only with fans of The Tragically Hip, but with any passionate music fan.

There are no books available today dedicated solely to The Tragically Hip. With an extensive and intensely dedicated fanbase, this is the book that fans of one of Canada’s most recognizable musical institutions, The Tragically Hip, have been waiting for.

“Make no mistake, this is not a band biography, though the band plays a very large role in this book. This is a book written from the perspective of the other side of the stage. I wanted to give a voice to every fan that’s ever screamed as loud as they can, and simply had to be at the show. – Joshua Kloke, author

Reserve your free ticket to meet Joshua Kloke and ensure we have enough copies of his new book.

Connect with Joshua Kloke: twitter.com/joshuakloke

Joshua Kloke busily signing books at the book launch

Joshua Kloke at the book launch earlier this summer