Headstones with Special Guests The Glorious Sons at Rogers K-Rock Centre, Sat. Dec. 28th

Headstones Love + Fury TourFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 21, 2013 

with Special Guests: The Glorious Sons
Saturday, December 28 th 2013 – 8:00pm
Rogers K-Rock Centre, 1 The Tragically Hip Way, Kingston, ON. 

“This is the second coming of Headstones, where band and fans are a part of a mutual admiration society of which Dillon is proud to be a part of.” – Huffington Post

K-Rock 105.7 proudly presents Headstones, with Special Guests: The Glorious Sons at Rogers K-Rock on Saturday, December 28th for their first hometown concert in a decade!

Hot off their #1 hit single ‘longwaytoneverland’, Headstones are back again. Hugh, Trent, Tim and Dale are following up the worldwide release of their new album ‘Love + Fury’, with a Kingston performance for all of their hometown fans and friends.

Formed in Kingston, Ontario in 1987, Headstones began their early music career performing to anyone who would listen. At the time, artists such as Neil Young and Leonard Cohen were gracing the charts on Canadian radio while American musician Stevie Ray Vaughn was reviving the blues south of the border. Headstones decided to take a much different approach. Carrying a similar attitude to Iggy Pop and Henry Rollins, Hugh Dillon led members Trent Carr, Tim White and Dale Harrison into becoming a band synonymous with the real Canadian road-worn punk, touring their anti-social behaviour across the country to rough and restless fans.

Kingstonians will remember the legendary hometown performances by Headstones, which include appearances at Richardson Stadium, Fort Henry, and ‘A Joe Show”. You definitely don’t want to miss this rare opportunity to see Headstones, live in their hometown, Kingston, Ontario at Rogers K-Rock Centre.

Tickets: $29.50 PL2 Limited reserved seating
$49.50 General Admission & PL1 reserved seating
$99.00 limited VIP Pre party Package with advance entry, Collectable Poster and commemorative laminate.
All tickets plus taxes and s/cs

General public on sale begins, October 25, 2013 9:00 at Ticketmaster.ca and Rogers K-Rock Centre.

For further information, please contact:

Mae Finlay/OTX Events
P: 613 532-5997
Email: mfinlay@otx.ca

When You’re Strange: A Film About The Doors by Tom DiCillo

When You're Strange movie poster

Movie Review
Title: When You’re Strange: A Film About The Doors
Director: Tom DiCillo
Studio: Rhino Entertainment
Starring: Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek & John Densmore; narrated by Johnny Depp
Run Time: 90 min.
Release Date: April 9, 2010
Stars: 4.0

As the imperturbable narrator Johnny Depp has already said, “As a rock n’ roll documentary, or any kind of documentary for that matter, it simply doesn’t get any better than this.” I concur.

I went to see the new, mesmerizing rock documentary When You’re Strange: A Film About The Doors, written and directed by Tom DiCillo tonight with friends, my niece and her boyfriend (20 & 19 respectively) and I was disappointed that there wasn’t more of a buzz going on at the premiere screening in Kingston, hosted by K-ROCK 105.7 radio. The theatre was two-thirds full with an audience of mixed demographics and everyone sat still with rapt attention and watched for the most part in sober silence for the next 90 minutes. There were a few laughs along the way, usually at Jim’s expense, and I caught myself smiling through much of the film. There’s something about being middle-aged and having to be responsible that goes against my inner will to be weird. Watching When You’re Strange made me want to party with my friends and listen to Doors music all night long but reality had something less debaucherous in mind.

When You’re Strange opens with never-before-seen footage of Jim as a drifter in the desert in his friend Paul Ferrara’s 50-minute 1969 film HWY that is so clear and vibrant that it could have been shot yesterday. As he drives along a California highway in a slick, blue Shelby GT500 we hear reports of his death on the car radio and so begins a factual and retrospective look back at one of the most unique and influential rock bands ever to grace this planet. With Johnny Depp at the helm, we’re taken for a sail back through time to an era when counterculture was born and a gorgeous, young, very well read James Douglas Morrison was obsessed with Elvis Presley and could quote William Blake at the same time.

“If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite”.

Jim also knowingly said, “The music can’t help but reflect things that are happening around it.” That is still true of music today although no other band has so clearly defined an era in history as perfectly as The Doors depicted the end of the 1960s and the end of the Kennedys’ Camelot vision for America. Tom DiCillo has captured this fact perfectly in his commanding film about Robby Krieger, John Densmore, Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison and he made sure to emphasize the importance of each band member’s contribution. Presented primarily in chronological order from archival footage supplied by Wolf Films and producer Peter Jankowski, When You’re Strange is not only a bittersweet love letter to the band, but a Dear John letter to the era that spawned them.

Although I knew much of what was presented about the band already, I still thoroughly enjoyed the footage that I hadn’t seen before and I loved being reminded of the band’s relevance in the history of rock’n’roll. My only complaint is that I wish it was longer because when the music was over, I didn’t want to leave, I didn’t want to turn on the lights, and I didn’t want to stop listening to the band. This is probably why people will want to go to see it over and over again.

“For the music is your special friend
Dance on fire as it intends
Music is your only friend
Until the end
Until the end
Until the end

What have they done to the earth?
What have they done to our fair sister?
Ravaged and plundered and ripped her and bit her
Stuck her with knives in the side of the dawn
And tied her with fences and dragged her down

I hear a very gentle sound
With your ear down to the ground
We want the world and we want it…
We want the world and we want it…

~When The Music’s Over~

When You’re Strange can’t help but stir up emotions for anyone who lived through the time period it represents but it also gives new, younger fans the big picture as to why The Doors’ music is timeless and why it will continue to live on long past the lives of the men who dared to challenge the boundaries of rock music with intelligent, poetic lyrics and jazz, flamenco, classical and blues infused rock’n’roll. No one had done it before and no one has made music like it since.

When You’re Strange (a film about The Doors) – Interviews

When You’re Strange (a film about The Doors) – Sundance Interview