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lundi 11 juin 2012

Rockin' Politicos

Not since the Pacific Railway Scandal of 1873 has Parliament Hill been rocked like it was Wednesday by Karkwa and The Sheepdogs.

Heritage Minister James Moore hosted his second music night at the National Arts Centre’s Studio for the political set. The minister was absent, having gone across the pond for the Diamond Jubilee in London  and the PM’s meeting with France’s new president in Paris. So, Moore’s colleague Rona Ambrose filled in for him.

A bunch of MPs caught most of the show before heading back to work to do that “vote thing,” as so casually put by Sheepdogs frontman Ewan Currie in some brief onstage banter.

Among the sponsors was TD Canada Trust CEO Tim Hockey, who told the full house how he’d met The Sheepdogs backstage. He learned that the shaggy-haired retro rock band from Saskatoon survived off a $7,500 line of credit from his bank when it was getting started eight years ago. The bank is happy to take credit for the three-time Juno Award-winning band’s success and, why not? “We took all their interest,” Hockey kidded.

Sighted at the post-concert reception were such bigwigs from the music industry as Music Canada’s Graham Henderson, Deane Cameron (EMI Music Canada), Steve Kane (Warner Music Canada), and Shane Carter (Sony Music Entertainment Canada).

Members of The Sheepdogs were seen chowing down and chatting with fans while Karkwa frontman Louis-Jean Cormier was checking out a digital image Quebecor’s Serge Sasseville was eager to show him of a painting he owned. It was done by Ottawa-born artist Marc Séguin. His work is on Karkwa’s album cover for Les Chemins De Verre. That’s the album that won the francophone indie rock band from Montreal the 2010 Polaris Music Prize.

By Caroline Phillips, The Ottawa Citizen June 10, 2012

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"[Karkwa] qu'on en dise" le cap des 40 000 visiteurs a été dépassé le 21 juin 2011 alors que Karkwa performer à Paris pour le cinquantième anniversaire de la délégation générale du Québec à Paris.

Je remercie tous ceux qui ont trouvé,
depuis avril 2008, intérêt à visiter ces pages dédiées à mes amis de Karkwa et aux musicien(ne)s et musiques qui leur sont proches.

Rendez-vous est pris pour le 50000 éme visiteur ! :-)

Avertissement: Ce blog à pour but de regrouper et archiver les articles parus sur le net à propos de Karkwa. Il est fait par amitié pour les membres du groupe et leur entourage. Les liens vers les sites et articles d'origine sont faits, les auteurs sont cités lorsque possible. Si quiconque se sentait lésé dans ses droits, il n'aurait qu'a me contacter pour que je puisse remédier à la situation.