A Hockey Musical, directed by Michael McGowen, co-starring Olivia Newton-John and featuring a cameo and musical contributions by Hawksley (along with other Canadian musicians), will open the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this year–marking the first time a musical film has opened the festival.
Hawksley stops by the TORO Garage for an acoustic performance of “Devastating” off his new album ‘Milk’.
This Thursday & Friday July 8th-9th, enter the promo code “MILK” to receive $10 off the ticket price for Hawksley’s upcoming show at the Old Roxy Theatre in Mount Forest, ON. Follow this link
The Globe’s Brad Wheeler lists Hawksley’s song, “Not Your Parents’ Music” in his Essential Tracks for June 22nd, 2010.
Hawksley’s Meat made the Long List for the 2010 Polaris Music Prize along with 39 other impressive albums from Canadian artists. The Short List will be announced on July 6th, 2010.
Hawksley will be performing at Lee’s Palace in Toronto next Thursday, June 17th as part of the Outlaws and Gunslingers Showcase.
Milk/Meat is now available throughout Europe and to celebrate, Hawksley is playing in London on June 30 at Club 229 (large room) with Think About Life and Elephant Stone. Get your tickets HERE. Tickets now available only at door.
In fitting with the theme of Hawksley’s Canadian-themed show in London, UK, here is a video of Hawksley discussing tracks on the album, Canadian embassies abroad, and touring the world through the lense of someone who grew up in rural Ontario.
Below is an extensive three part interview by Matt Schichter of The Backstage Pass with Hawksley discussing the process behind Meat/Milk and the records that preceded it, his view on trends in music & the industry in Canada, Europe & The USA, and the evolution of his career with plenty of interesting asides along the way. Double click to see larger version.