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Welcome to hipmuseum.com.

Since 2005, A Museum After Dark has been dedicated to the people, places and poetry found in the music of The Tragically Hip.
The museum features over 325 lyric references. You may directly search the references or explore each separate song.

The museum is also home to the definitive list of unreleased material. A few of your hipstories are also featured.
Original long-form pieces are displayed in the exhibit hall.

The Strictly Hip and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra: this is something for which you should buy tickets.
The music of The Tragically Hip, performed with the passion of The Strictly Hip and augmented by a real honest-to-goodness orchestra.
It's worth the drive to Buffalo!
Click here to buy tickets:

Featured Hip References:

Goodnight: Attawapiskat

Montreal Massacre


Courage: For
Hugh MacLennan

Barilko Bombers
Fifty Mission Cap

Hey North: New Orleans Is Sinking

Boss & Belief
Use It Up

Pop Music & Paul

P.E.T & Napanee
An Inch An Hour

David Milgaard
Wheat Kings

Mort & Magog Problem Bears

J.C. Looking For
A Place To Happen

Kurt Cobain
Don't Wake Daddy

Tom Thomson
Three Pistols

Love &
Lake Fever

Bismarck Break-Up
Nautical Disaster

Grand Canyon

Niagara Falls

Ellison: Escape Is At Hand...

Hazel Dickens
Fire In The Hole

The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund:



"They are the musical chroniclers of our times"
-Peter Mansbridge, October 21, 2001

"The Canadiana references became guide posts into a song's depths, the resulting marriage of language
and music became an invigorating experience that had never been so directly aimed at young Canadians."
-Barclay, Jack & Schneider. Have Not Been The Same, 2001

All non-lyric content and Hip photographs � 2018 Stephen Dame
Lyrics are the property and copyright of The Tragically Hip.
Lyrics are provided for reference, education and personal use only.