whitehorse & fans together raise $2500 toward sex worker rights in canada
"We applied this to the many varied expenses we incur to run our Drop-In Centre - which sees over 300 women per day/night. The Drop-In Centre provides a hot meal, medical care, a safe refuge and programming referrals for street-based sex workers that self-identify as women."
Throughout Whitehorse's Canadian tour dates we partnered with local non-profit organizations who are fighting for the rights of sex workers. We are allies in this effort to decriminalize and destigmatize sex work in our country. Through Patron Saint of the Lonely Hearts t-shirt sales and through your generous additional donations together we raised over $2500, all of which went directly to the local organizations working on the ground with our communities.
Here is a little more on how these dollars were put into action:
"We raised more then 1/2 a months rent which as a collective 100% community funded is a huge deal for us!! This is community!"
"All money that comes to us goes directly to support programs-pays staff, buys supplies, let's us hire a cleaner once in a while."
"The donation will be used to launch our "Sex Workers Welcome" program to train local organizations and businesses to become more welcoming of sex workers."
Thank you to these amazing organizations, and thank you to our fans.
Special edition Live at Massey Hall poster Giveaway
Hot off the presses! These special edition Live at Massey Hall posters will be given out in limited quantities to the first few lucky Whitehorse fans through the door on December 8th at Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall. Grab your tickets and come early for this sweet swag designed by Odelay Graphic Design
Find tickets here.
Sex work stigma, support, and decriminalization: Whitehorse aligns with sex trade advocacy groups across Canada.
On their new album, Whitehorse explores conventions and assumptions of domestic life, questions that dovetail with issues of consent, freedom and safety. To celebrate the album’s release, and to acknowledge the work done by those in the sex industry and those who fight for positive and necessary change, Whitehorse is partnering with organizations across Canada who are working on the ground in these communities to share about the important work being done as well as provide an avenue for donations to go directly to the organizations through the sale of Patron Saint of the Lonely Hearts t-shirts at live concerts across Canada. Partner organizations across Canada include: Sunshine House (Winnipeg), WISH (Vancouver), Safe Space London (London, ON), SWAN Waterloo, Maggie's of Toronto, Chez Stella in Montréal, and more. #GivingTuesday
“WHITEHORSE TICKLED PINK ABOUT THEIR LATEST LOVE CONNECTION.” HUFFPOST DEBUTS “PINK KIMONO” OFFICIAL VIDEO.
" Directed by Katrina Beatty of Loud Whisper Productions, the video is as bright and suggestive as the song title implies, with vivid makeout sessions involving twosomes and threesomes who could inspire another “make love/not war” movement that’s in need of a serious reboot during these troubled times." - Michael Bialas, HUFFPO
Off of Whitehorse's new album Panther in the Dollhouse.
A big thank you to MuchFACT for all you've done, the support over the years has made dreams of video's like this one come to fruition.
Watch the official Pink Kimono video and read the full story at Huffington Post.
Whitehorse covers iconic protest song 'OHIO' for Neil Young’s Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame induction
FOUR DECADES OF DOING NOTHING: NEIL YOUNG’S “OHIO” REMAINS A POWERFUL AND STARK STATEMENT ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE AND BRUTALITY
As part of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame induction of Neil Young, guitar-slinging duo Whitehorse was invited to perform two iconic and potent selections from Young’s catalogue. Whitehorse offered a scorching rendition of "Ohio," a song that remains shockingly and disturbingly relevant after nearly four decades.
“We never thought we'd still be watching our backs for violent abuses of authority or any kind of violence between groups of people where race, partisanship, urban/rural roots or class were the determining factors,” says Luke Doucet. “Surely ‘Ohio,’ when released by Crosby, Stills Nash & Young in 1971 was to represent the end of that era.
Unfortunately, Trump has all but guaranteed that this kind of divisive confrontation and violence will continue and escalate. White supremacists have been emboldened and reassured that they have a sympathetic agent in the Oval Office.
Ohio could have been written this year and only the names of presidents and geography would need altering.
Neil has always been ahead of his time but maybe he outdid himself in 1970," finishes Doucet.
WHITEHORSE ON TOUR THIS FALL
FALL 2017 USA & CANADIAN TOUR DATES
PANTHER IN THE DOLLHOUSE OUT NOW
WHITEHORSE CELEBRATES THE RELEASE of PANTHER IN THE DOLLHOUSE ALBUM w/ LIVE RECORDING OF SAVAGE LOVECAST, JULY 11 @ REVIVAL.
DAN SAVAGE WILL JOIN WHITEHORSE AND SUPREME COURT CHALLENGER TERRI-JEAN BEDFORD TO TALK BODY POLITICS, PRIVACY LAWS AND MORE.
Event will include interviews, audience Q&A + musical performance.
On their new album, Panther In The Dollhouse, Whitehorse explores conventions and assumptions of domestic life, questions that dovetail with issues of consent, freedom and safety.
To celebrate the album’s release, and to acknowledge the work done by those in the sex industry and those who fight for positive and necessary change, Whitehorse and Six Shooter Records will host a live taping of Dan Savage’s Savage Lovecast on July 11, 2017. The event will include interviews and discussion, audience Q&A and a musical performance.
With this event, Whitehorse wishes to create a space for open dialogue, awareness and tolerance.
Panther In The Dollhouse will be released July 7, 2017.
WHEN: JULY 11, 2017, 6:30-9pm.
WHO: Renowned advice columnist and podcaster Dan Savage, Supreme Court of Canada challenger Terri-Jean Bedford, Melissa McClelland + Luke Doucet (Whitehorse)
WHITEHORSE ANNOUNCES FIRST LEG OF CANADIAN TOUR WITH NEW VIDEO FOR "DIE ALONE."
SASKATOON, SK: Broadway Theatre, Oct 12
REGINA, SK: WaWa Shrine Centre, Oct 13
EDMONTON, AB: Winspear Theatre, Oct 14
LETHBRIDGE, AB: Geomatic Attic, Oct 17
MISSION, BC: Clarke Theatre, Oct 18
VANCOUVER, BC: Vogue Theatre, Oct 19
LONDON, ON: London Music Hall, Nov 17
KITCHENER, ON: Centre In The Square, Nov 18
OTTAWA, ON: NAC Theatre, Nov 21
KINGSTON, ON: Grand Theatre, Nov 23
TORONTO, ON: Massey Hall, Dec 8
WHITEHORSE UNVEIL "DIE ALONE" TODAY AS THEIR THIRD TRACK FROM THEIR NEW RECORD "PANTHER IN THE DOLLHOUSE."
NEW VIDEO FOR "NIGHTHAWKS" OUT NOW
Directed by Tim Donnelly.
WHITEHORSE UNVEIL THEIR SECOND TRACK FROM "PANTHER IN THE DOLLHOUSE." LISTEN TO "NIGHTHAWKS" TODAY.
THE NORTHERN SOUTH VOL. 1 HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR THE JUNO AWARD FOR "BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR."
Learn about the influences, gear, and stories behind their blues EP through The Northern South's official website.
PANTHER IN THE DOLLHOUSE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
You can now pre-order Whitehorse's new record, Panther In The Dollhouse, today. Get it on iTunes here.
"Whitehorse Are Ready to Gloriously Bust Some Balls Again with New Single "Boys Like You"' - Noisey
Whitehorse debuts their brand new video for "Boys Like You" via Noisey.
WHITEHORSE OFFER UP PUNCHY NEW DISS ANTHEM "BOYS LIKE YOU"
All I wanted was to make the top five with no chance of wakin’ up with y’all
Whitehorse, a go-for-broke duo with a wild imagination and lethal riffs, serves up an anthem for those who get fooled – but only for a time – by the smooth talkers, the social climbers, the neon lighters, the brake squealers, the black and red detailers, the Diesel wearers, the face suckers, and all those boys who live with their mothers. Forever. And Ever. And Ever. And Ever.
“Boys Like You” goes back to the 90s with its tinny beats, flashy tremolo guitar licks and rollercoaster dreamscape chorus. The song taps into a rich lineage of scathing alt-rock send-offs, this one a tale of pathetic entitlement, hostile insecurities and overcompensation. This one’s not for the drunk sad bastards, but for those who have to deal with them.
Panther In The Dollhouse
1. Epitaph In Tongues
2. Boys Like You
3. Die Alone
4. Trophy Wife
5. Pink Kimono
6. Kicking Down Your Door
8. I Can't Take You With Me (Charlene's Theme)
10. Manitoba Death Star
The Northern South Vol. 1
1. My Babe
2. Wang Dang Doodle
3. Big Boss Man
5. Pretty Thing
6. Come On In My Kitchen
Leave No Bridge Unburned
1. Baby What's Wrong?
2. Tame As The Wild Ones
4. Sweet Disaster
5. You Get Older
7. The One I Hurt
8. Dear Irony
9. Fake Your Death (And I'll Fake Mine)
10. Oh Dolores
11. The Walls Have Drunken Ears
Éphémère Sans Repère
1. Éphémère Sans Repère
2. Je Suis Devenu Lionne
3. Les Oiseaux de Nuit
4. Le Cadeau
6. Un Canadien Errant
The Fate of The World Depends On This Kiss
1. Achilles' Desire
2. Devil's Got A Gun
3. Mismatched Eyes (Boat Song)
4. Peterbilt Coalmine
5. Cold July
7. Out Like A Lion
8. No Glamour In The Hammer
9. Radiator Blues
10. Annie Lu
12. Mexico Texaco
The Road To Massey Hall
2. Dark Angel
3. If You Could Read My Mind
4. It Ain't Me, Babe
5. Strawberry Blonde
6. Un Canadien Errant
1. Eulogy For Whiskers
2. Killing Time Is Murder
3. Emerald Isle
4. Passenger 24
6. I'm On Fire
7. Night Owls
8. Eulogy For Whiskers, II