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Long Night with Vish Khanna TV Tapings in Toronto! Jan. 30, 31, and Feb. 1

Come see the Long Night with Vish Khanna talk show live!

In cooperation with Fibe TV 1 and Long Winter, Long Night is filming episodes on the evenings of January 30, 31, and Feb. 1st in Longboat Hall at the Great Hall (1087 Queen St. W.) in Toronto!

We’re recording two thematically themed episodes a night! Here’s the scheduled line-up:

Monday January 30: Doors at 7 PM, first taping 8:00 PM TICKETS

Episode 1: Is rock music dead? – with Carl Wilson, Shad, and Jasmyn Burke of Weaves
Episode 2: Do women thrive in the music biz? – with Denise Donlon, Sandy Miranda of Fucked Up, and April Aliermo of Hooded Fang/Phèdre

Tuesday January 31: Doors at 6:30 PM, show at 7:30 PM TICKETS

Episode 3: The Sadies In Conversation and Performance – Dallas Good, Travis Good, Michael Belitsky, and Sean Dean chat about the Sadies and play a few songs too
Episode 4: How do our voices work? – with Bad Singer author Tim Falconer, voice coach Micah Barnes, Damian Abraham of Fucked Up, and Casey Mecija

Wednesday February 1: Doors at 7 PM, first taping 8:00 PM TICKETS

Episode 5: Why have indie-rock and indie gaming fallen in love? – with Mare Sheppard, Raigan Burns, and Shaun Hatton of Laser Destroyer Team/Megashaun
Episode 6: Are we too desperate to be famous? – with Nirvanna the Band the Show and Anne T. Donahue

Admission to each taping is FREE! Please consider coming early and staying for both tapings! Keep an eye on our Facebook event page for updates. Oh, and watch the promo below!

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Ep. #272: Gord Downie [Archival; May 2010]

Gord Downie is a genuine hero of mine who has redefined rock ‘n’ roll music in Canada. Over the past 30 years, he’s led Kingston, Ontario’s the Tragically Hip, who write and perform songs that are uncommonly challenging and great, improbably becoming one of Canada’s most popular and influential bands as a result. The band kicks off their Man Machine Poem tour on July 22 in Victoria, which may well be the last time they cross the country together. Away from the Hip, Downie has written poetry, acted in films, collaborated with people like the Sadies, and formed another band called the Country of Miracles whose notable membership includes Julie Doiron, Dave Clark, Dale Morningstar, Josh Finlayson, and John Press. During an interview conducted on May 20, 2010, Gord and I discuss The Grand Bounce liner notes, foxiness and beans, pie makers and connectivity, revelations, desertion, Evan S. Connell and Son of the Morning Star and “the grand bounce,” things and people we desert and fight or flight, the sound of the Country of Miracles, relationships with music, his dedicated bandmates, his role as a player and musician, the shift in production from Coke Machine Glow to Battle of the Nudes to The Grand Bounce, using words up, “The Drowning Machine” collaboration with Buck 65, the water and God, Rich can’t swim, getting the Country of Miracles back together from time to time, a David Bowie ringtone, working with Chris Walla, missing the band, summer lovin’, a collaboration with the Sadies, Hip plans, calling on the songs, the song “The Dance and its Disappearance,” Crystal Pite and Kid Pivot, and then we danced.

Related links: thehip.com vishkhanna.com

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Ep. #105: Zaki Ibrahim

Zaki Ibrahim is a very creative singer and songwriter who splits her time between Toronto and Johannesburg. Over the past decade, she has established herself as one of the most daring and fascinating R&B/electro-pop artists in North America and her heady, sci-fi-infused debut album, Every Opposite, was shortlisted for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize. This Sunday June 8, Ibrahim performs at the Field Trip festival at Fort York in Toronto along with people like Constantines, Fucked Up, Washed Out, Do Make Say Think, Gord Downie and the Sadies, Broken Social Scene and more. A few months ago, Ibrahim and I caught up for a chat just after she played a noon hour concert at the University of Guelph where we discussed microphone checking, our hang-ups about our voices, speaking like someone who’s lived in South Africa and Canada, being mistaken for Jian Ghomeshi on the phone, playing concerts for students at lunch, leading an aerobics class, the sci-fi, African-set narrative of Every Opposite, Nanaimo to Cape Town, the town in British Columbia that has outlawed hand drumming, Diana Krall and Young Galaxy, rumbling tummies, receiving a Polaris Music Prize nomination, getting to Toronto in 2001, living in Johannesburg, deer come, Zaki’s dad was involved with Bush Radio and media education in Cape Town, making radio plays but not necessarily engaging with other media forms, House of Lies with Don Cheadle and Teen Wolf, the internet in South Africa, twitter binges, avoiding categorization musically or otherwise, knowing one’s blackness and being multi-racial or “Canadian,” I subtly quote the Fugazi song “Place Position,” loving pop music by white people, singer and songwriter, being ok with external perceptions of one’s work, performing for old people at lunch, dates, following up on Every Opposite, messing with songwriting and addressing the terms of success, go to wikipedia, proper pronunciation, and that’s it.

Related links: zakiibrahim.co.za fieldtriplife.com vishkhanna.com

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