Hip and happening

Wacky monikers are nothing new for Canadian rock bands, but my vote for most clever goes to the Tragically Hip. Hugely successful in the Great White North, the band has been steadily gaining in popularity in the US as well. They did a six-month tour here last year and recently finished up a three-week tour on May 23.

"When we play the States, I carry six [Vari*Lite(R)] VL6s(TM) and use house gear," explains LD Dan Cassar. "Sometimes I'm running three consoles, but it's a lot of fun be

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