Friday, 17 November 2017

Celebrating the life and Times of Dan Burke

forgot to post a bunch on here ... been having a great time.  look we're tone masters, not webmasters.
OK

He's been called a lot of things
"the Last Music Man"
"the Last Rocker"
a range of other things we choose not to repeat
but Dan Burke has always made room for us to make music.


On his 60th birthday and 20th anniversary of promoting music, we celebrate Dan Burke with a show at Lee's Palace.  The Highest Order, Comet Control, Hooded Fang, all with special guests, including members of Ice Cream, Scott Hardware, Crash Vegas, Jennifer Castle, Maximillian Turnbull, Andre Ethier and many many many more.

Tickets will be available at ROTATE THIS on Monday - for now

https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1592679-highest-order-comet-control-toronto/

More to come...

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

SUMMER SHOWS A FEW

We are playing

TORONTO AT THE SMILING BUDDHA ON JULY 8 with the amazing shredders of Yonatan Gat

And we are hitting Bar Le Ritz PDB with Dan Romano and his group of mini rockers on August 2

on our way to
SAPPYFEST


Tuesday, 7 March 2017

cover story



Extra xtra extrah

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Live Album Taping & Farewell to the Silver Dollar as we know it


TICKETS ON SALE AT ROTATE THIS AND JUNE RECORDS
more guests and substantial write up to come
keep yer eyes peeled
it's a fundraiser for the End Immigration Detention Network

Monday, 9 January 2017

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Thank you.

Sometimes you can not tell if the point of your collective life has even been heard. We put out "Still Holding" in June and we didn't premiere it online, with the notion that maybe you heavies would pick it up or listen to it in full at home or on the radio, through some real speakers or while doing something screenless. The advertorial world can feel very aggressive and disingenuous, so we wanted to escape that particular taint, and have people come to it on their own. 2016 shows were all spectacular, and it feels very real, so thank you to live show goers who came to rip. And here we have some indication that critics are listening - it feels pretty good to be awarded top Toronto album of the year at NOW Magazine. Thanks for hearing it.







Another thing we should talk about since it's probably our last entry here for 2016, is how Simone TB really upped the social media game, and in turn set fire to Simone Schmidt's efforts administering social meds.   Tempted to do a top ten list of social media moments, but you know, you can just follow us. 

Anyway, if you wanna see us play festivals this summer, call your festival people and tell them to book us. 

Thank you, 
the voice who speaks for all of us right now

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Thursday, 17 November 2016

LUYAS & The HIGHEST ORDER

TICKETS GO ON SALE NOVEMBER 23
AT ROTATE THIS

WE PLAY THE BABY G
DECEMBER 11
2016
WITH THE LUYAS
DON'T BE A FOOL

POSTER COMING
OBV

Thursday, 6 October 2016

MONTREAL & HALIFAX POP EXPLOSION

Playing Montreal
Thursday October 20
185 Van Horne at 9pm
$10 or PWYC
with YEAR OF GLAD who are releasing an EP
and CARO DIARO


should be great
then we hit Halifax Pop Explosion
Seahorse Tavern
WOOHOO
Saturday OCtober 22
v. stoked for that

and check out this very great review from UK's SHINDIG MAGAZINE

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

WARMFRONT

Thank you to Honourary Member and Top Photographer, Jeff Bierk for working on this.


Thursday, 9 June 2016

Premiere of Warmfront video at The Fader

Check it out here , a video for the song Warmfront by Jeff Bierk, starring Roxy, Joni and Rhubarb, all the dogs on the front of Still Holding who are also the dogs of Simone TB, Paul and Kyle.   We're pleased to have Sally light it up too.





Album of the Week

Thank you to the NOW for naming our Album album of the week.



















Read it here:
https://nowtoronto.com/music/album-reviews/album-of-the-week-the-highest-order-still-holding/

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Saturday June 4th



Still Holding Record Release show at the Comfort Zone.
with NEW CHANCE

Come for the lasers, stay for the music
Special guest appearances by
True Dance Crew
Jennifer Castle
Andre Ethier + more.....

$10 at Rotate This and Soundscapes
Don't miss it, babies.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

More RADIO



Well today went well in Montreal, Sackville, Prince George and Edmonton.
Just a few more dates on here with the live radio.
Guelph was added, blesss it.

And anyone in Toronto who wants to listen to the record at 9pm at a restaurant - head over to our designated listening restaurant The Federal.

Monday, 16 May 2016

TUNE IN TO THE HIGHEST ORDER IN SELECT CITIES



Fans of the Order in Sackville, NB, Prince George, Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton, can tune in at the above time listed to hear our record Still Holding premiere before it hits the shelves or the net.

Friday, 13 May 2016

SHORT LEAD, NO LEASHES


Yes, it's true.   We have a new record coming out on Idée Fixe Records on June 10th.  We call it Still Holding.

Here's a new track from that record called Hurry Down.  Did you never miss a friend?
https://soundcloud.com/ideefixerecords/01-hurry-down

So here are some dates :


06/04 Toronto, ON - Comfort Zone
06/16 London, ON - Woodfield Porch Series
06/23-26 Calgary, AB - Sled Island
06/27 Edmonton, AB - The Empress
06/29 Vernon, BC - Gallery Vertigo
06/30 Vancouver, BC - The Cobalt
07/01 Nanaimo, BC -The Vault
07/02 Victoria, BC - Copper Owl

- see you in the pits....


Saturday, 9 January 2016

DREAMS DO COME TRUE

Playing Toronto's Ryman, finally.  If any of us had one, this would have been on our bucket list. The Galleria Mall is open one night only for this Longwinter Special.  Should be spectacular.  Heard the acoustics of the tiled flours are impeccable.


Tickets are almost sold out but apparently you can show up to the show too... who knows?  Not us!

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

STARE DOWN THE BARREL OF TODAY

We put out a new jam for your summer time daze.

You can buy it here if you think streaming is whack...

http://ideefixerecords.com/releases/ifds001/





Sunday, 12 July 2015

87 WADE PARTY





Photos by Yuula Benivolski
Jeff Bierk wrung out the visuals
Great vibes at the party thanks to all the excellent people being just so to each other.







Wednesday, 11 February 2015

WAYHOME 2015

There's a new festival in Ontario this summer called  WAYHOME out in Oro-Medonte. The Highest Order is going to be playing it, and so is Kendrick Lamar, among others.



Anyway, get your passes at that website ^^^^^

Sunday, 3 August 2014

AGAIN WE PLAY

Sup

Toronto, on August 23 A fine band called Magic Shoppe washes up on your toxic shore. We'll be playing with them, B-17 and The Veldt.


Thursday, 27 March 2014

SOME SHOWS

playing with HELLSHOVEL in Hamilton at This Ain't Hollywood on April 8 in HAMILTON

 AND LALALALADYHAWK AT THE horseshoe tavern in Toronto on the 17 of APRIL - sound quality better be better than this.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

DETROIT, TORONTO, CHICAGO

HI HELLO

Announcement - we are playing a show at Toronto's Horseshow Tavern on December 6.  Tickets will go on sale  on November 15.  Stay Alert.



Gonna be in Detroit and Chicago in two weeks.  See Show page. Duh

Thursday, 31 October 2013

13th FLOOR ELEVATORS & CRYSTAL ANTLERS

TONIGHT IS DEATH TO T.O.
We're playing Schmidt's old stomping grounds, the Comfort Zone.  Drawn from the Facebook page:

HERE WE GO AGAIN. TORONTO BANDS DRESS UP AND PERFORM A FULL SET OF THEIR BAND OF CHOICE. TWO FLOORS. THIS WILL BE A NIGHT TO REMEMBER.


Alright Highest Order is going as 13th Floor Elevators with Jamie Algie of the Honourary Members Club joining on jug.

 And tomorrow we're playing with Crystal Antlers at The SILVER DOLLAR.



 go on.  these guys are a little more certain than us judging by their record title. just saying.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

POP POP MONTREAL

The Highest Order is playing two shows at Pop Montreal.

Froids Tes Avions!
Les jolies coeurs, voici les temps et les places:


Thursday September 26 - Club Spectacle l'Escogriffe
ON AT MIDNIGHT

Friday September 27- Le Divan Orange
AFTERNOON SHOW - 2PM MY FRIENDS
FACEBOOK LINK

Sincerement,
L'ordre le plus haut dans les cieux














photo by jamie algae

Thursday, 1 August 2013

QUEBEC CITY & SAPPYFEST

Friday we're at L'Agitee in Quebec City - our first time.
Sunday we play Sappyfest in the afternoon, and then join Jackson Triggs & The Wine Lips later that night for a full set of Cottage Country.

Thanks to Graeme Phillips for this footage of a party that happened :




Toujours,
The Highest Order

Thursday, 11 July 2013

NEW DATES AND A GOOD INTERVIEW

We've got some new dates coming up

MONTREAL, QC - Friday, July 26 - L'escogriffe w/Milk Lines

PETERBOROUGH, ON - Saturday, July 27 - The Garnet w/Milk Lines and The Losing Hand

QUEBEC CITY - Friday, August 2nd - L'Agitee

SACKVILLE, NB., for Sappyfest -  Sunday, August 4 -  who knows?

CLEVELAND, OH. - Wednesday, August 14 - Wilbert's

CHICAGO, IL. - Thursday, August 15 - Empty Bottle

KALIMAZOO, MI. - Friday, August 16 - Shakespear's

SARNIA, ON. - Saturday, August 17 - Paddy Flaherty's 


And here's a great interview done by Mark Teo.  Insightful as always.



And also, to Coco Medley & Jared Raab - thanks for the intuitive work.