Ottawa: We’re taking it to the ‘burbs this Saturday

April 9 2014 | Posted by Chris

Chris live at Ottawa Bluesfest
Chris live at Ottawa Bluesfest: Photo by Andrew Carver

Saturday night is always a great night for rock. Just ask the dudes from the Bay City Rollers and they will spell it out for you.

This Saturday night (April 12th) I’m doing a solo set, opening for pals in Micarza Camaro (have you experienced one of their raucous, pint-induced, party-rock lately? Well, it’s probably time you did).

This show is a bit off the beaten path at a venue called ‘The Brass Monkey‘. It will mark my first time setting foot in the joint yet friends tell me this rock venue has a storied history! Legend has it even Camp Radio’s Scotty Terry used to hang out there back in his youthful prime. I’ll leave out the gory details of what went on and save it for stage banter. Cool?

If you’re a Facebook kinda person, here is the event.

If not, here are the details:
Micarza Camaro
Chris Page
Cradles to Caskets
Show time: 9pm
The Brass Monkey: 250 Greenbank Rd., Ottawa ON

A map to the club is here.

And on a related note: I know only Wally and I remember this show, but I’m sure by Sunday we’ll have our own Tales of the Brass Monkey:

Throwback Thursday: The Stand GT live at Burlingtonitis: Burlington VT

March 20 2014 | Posted by Chris

Oh the buzz saw guitar of it all.

Here’s ‘Sugarbuzz‘, the final song of The Stand GT’s set at Burlingtonitis, a legendary indie festival in Burlington Vermont in the early-to-mid 90s. (The ‘tinnitis’ part of the festival name seemed like a pretty funny thing at the time. Little did I know how foreboding it was).

Colin had recently joined the band at this point and Sugarbuzz only appeared on a 7″ out of Seattle Washington on Top Drawer Records. You can stream the 7″ version below, but I’m sure you want to experience the live wall of noise first. Just imagine if Doug had 6 strings for this:

And on Band Camp:

For detailed images of the record and a nice write-up, check outLook What We Found‘. It’s worth the look alone for the classic Johnny McBean sticker that came with the 7″.

Doug and Colin of The Stand GT live in Winnipeg
Photo by Jon Schledewitz

Saturday show at Raw Sugar with Liz, Leslie and Sarah

March 18 2014 | Posted by Chris

For those of you interested in my solo stuff, I’m returning to Raw Sugar for an acoustic show the evening of Saturday March 22nd. I plan to preview a bunch of tracks from my new album and my pal Sarah Wotherspoon will be joining on drums/percussion for a few of those new ones. I’m sure I’ll get to numbers from A Date With A Smoke Machine and if the mood strikes, maybe a few surprises of the vintage variety too.

Leslie Dishslayer and Elizabeth McDermott (of the Banditas!) also join the bill.

The show is an earlier one and gets underway at 9pm or just after. It’s 8 bucks (that’s around $2 an artist, you art-lovers-on-a-budget) so come on out and enjoy some singer-songwriter singing and performing.

Approximate set times:
Elizabeth – 9pm
Leslie – 9:45
Chris and Sarah – 10:30

***Also! We’re just up the street from the Average Times LP release show at Gabba Hey with Peach Kelli Pop. You can easily stop by both!

The Facebook event is here if you’re into that kinda thing.

And stream a tune or two below.



Stream Leslie’s songs from her site here.

(And once again: this gorgeous poster courtesy the art wielding talents of meltingplastic):

Chris Page live at Raw Sugar

The return of Camp Radio @ Luneta in Ottawa
w/ Swearin’, Dead Weights, Special Noise

March 11 2014 | Posted by Chris

It’s been awhile since Camp Radio played a show so we’re psyched to support Brooklyn’s Swearin’ with Ottawa’s Dead Weights and Montreal’s Special Noise.

The show is an early one at Luneta this Thursday, March 13th. Music starts at 8pm and is over by 11pm:

8:15-8:45 Special Noise
9:00-9:30 Dead Weights
9:45-10:15 Camp Radio
10:30-11:00 Swearin’

camp radio live at targ
Camp Radio live at House of Targ – Photo by Andrew Carver

Join the Facebook event

Swearin' (Brooklyn) with Camp Radio, Dead Weights, Special Noise

If you haven’t checked out Swearin’ yet, do it here:

Swearin’ (Brooklyn indie rock)

DEAD WEIGHTS (Ottawa punk rock)

SPECIAL NOISE (Montreal garage jams)

Breaking out the new songs among friends at Kaffe 1870

March 6 2014 | Posted by Chris

Chris live at Kaffe 1870
From left: Colin, Sarah and Chris unveil the new tracks
Kaffe 1870, Wakefield, QC – Photo by Mel Sturk

My pals Colin and Sarah joined me at the Kaffe 1870 on Saturday, February 22nd to chug through a few of the numbers from my new upcoming LP, “Volume Vs. Voice”. Stepping up to the plate after you’ve been on deck for so long with new tracks in your back pocket feels surreal. Surreal, because I was finally putting these songs into a brand new context after having such a long, personal, intimate and cozy one-on-one relationship with them.

We unveiled six and it felt like they were more than ready to soar. We’ll see what mysterious roads I’m taken down with this latest collection of folk punk tales.

For posterity, and thanks to Chris Cook, here’s our first ever live attempt at ‘The Focal Point’.
To quote Les Savvy Fav, “Please go easy on me (us)”:

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