Secret Path Live in Ottawa and Toronto

September 20, 2016

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In conjunction with the release of Secret Path, the forthcoming album, graphic novel, and film, Gord Downie has announced two live shows, in Ottawa (October 18) and Toronto (October 21), with proceeds directed to reconciliation.

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Secret Path – For Chanie Wenjack: Available October 18

September 9, 2016

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NEW ALBUM PRODUCED BY KEVIN DREW AND DAVE HAMELIN
GRAPHIC NOVEL BY JEFF LEMIRE & CBC ANIMATED FILM SPECIAL

SECRET PATH TELLS THE STORY OF CHANIE WENJACK, AN INDIGENOUS BOY WHO DIED RUNNING AWAY FROM A RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL FIFTY YEARS AGO

PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO THE NATIONAL CENTRE FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION

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Available Now: Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun

April 17, 2014

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Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun is available now! Get the new album on iTunes and in the online store.

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Watch The Official Crater Video

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The official “CRATER” video is here! Directed by Norman Wong and projections by Nik Dudukovic.

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Stream Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun

April 8, 2014

Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun is set to release its self-titled debut record on April 15 via Arts & Crafts. The album is an emphatic arrival: the mission statement of a young band unhinged. Listen to Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun’s ten songs of visceral punk rock exultation, a spirited exploration of the darkness surrounding daylight, courtesy of Exclaim and CBC Music in Canada, and American Songwriter in the US.

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Album Trailer – Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun

February 26, 2014

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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.

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Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun

February 25, 2014

Gord has been working on an exciting new project with his long time friends The Sadies. It came together urgently but slowly, after the long-time Toronto friends first collaborated at a 2006 Lake Ontario Waterkeepers benefit. 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.

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Beside Each Other

August 15, 2011

I have known Andrea Nann a long time. We have worked together on a number of things over the years.

Andrea has always challenged me to look deeper. She has taught me so much about movement and expression

Andrea brings me to edge of touching what is, at once, our newest and oldest art form, dance.

I am grateful to know her.

I have the greatest amount of respect and admiration for dancers in today’s world; for their grace, their beauty, their strength and vulnerabilty.

Dancers do a balancing act on flat ground, holding a mirror to man’s reality while at the same time hinting at his ideal, and by doing so, remind us how unsure, how precarious, how high, flat ground can be.

Here’s what dancer/choreographer Crystal Pite once said;

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11th Fret

May 4, 2010

I found this in a shoebox under my bed.
It’s the long lost, ’11th Fret’ video
that Mike Clattenburg wrote and directed back in 2003?
We shot it in one afternoon and evening at The Rivoli in Toronto.
Here’s Mike remembering it;

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