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February 7, 2013

Spring 2013 Tour!

Hey folks! We’ve been hard at work preparing our new show with lot’s of new songs and new sounds. We are really excited to be performing this string of shows around the Maritimes.

Check out the tour dates on our poster.
To see all the bands we are playing with, check out our facebook page for all the info:

http://www.facebook.com/madchatterband

We only have a few copies of our CD left, so pick one up at a show while you can!

See you soon!

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December 10, 2012

Holiday Shows!

Hey All!

We are playing three (3)! shows in Antigonish over the Xmas break, so be sure to catch up with us at one or all of them!

December 23rd @ Piper’s Pub with Slowcoaster
December 26th @ The Legion (Tom Curry’s B-day Extravaganza)
December 27th @ Dr. JH Gillis High School (Fine Arts Showcase)

For those interested in picking up our new EP, you can get a digital copy through our bandcamp site, or through the ‘shop’ tab above.

If you want a physical (and more awesome) copy of it, you can pick it up at any of our up-coming shows, or email alexgerrior@hotmail.com or madchatterband@gmail.com and we will hook you up!!

See you soon!

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September 15, 2012

New Music Friday at the Halifax Casino!

Hey everyone we are playing at The Casino in Halifax next Friday (Sept.21st) at the New Music Friday event, sponsored by Music Nova Scotia. We have a few tricks up our sleeves and are really excited to play on such a great stage. The event is FREE, and will feature Dave Marsh’s band (Joel Plaskett’s drummer!), as well as Adam Baldwin who recently recorded on Matt Mays’ new album, and Matthew Pickup. We are playing at 9:45pm and would love to see all our Halifax friends there!

http://www.facebook.com/events/438273629556788/

Because we are feeling so excited, we want to give away a few download codes for our new EP that we released a few months ago. These codes are first come first serve, so if they don’t work it means someone has already beaten you to it!

Follow this link and insert one of the codes to get the EP!

http://madchatter.bandcamp.com/yum

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Thanks a lot, and see you next Friday!!

MC

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June 15, 2012

Onward Ottawa!

After a successful few days in Toronto, we were making our way back East. But first, Ottawa! When we were in Ottawa last year, we kind of had a rough go. We played on a Monday and Tuesday night, and the shows only got confirmed a couple days prior, leaving no time to advertise. We were determined to not let that happen again.

We were lucky enough to get a show at the Rainbow Bistro, and were super excited to play on the epic stage (look it up, it’s awesome). We were the opening band tonight, so it was a little easier for us because we didn’t need to lug all of our stuff in for once. While we were waiting for the main act, we hung around, drank some coffee and played some pool. After about 3 fresh pots and about 9:30pm on the clock, we were starting to wonder where the other band is. The music is scheduled to start at 10pm. The sound guy kept assuring us this happens all the time, and don’t sweat it.

The time came where we felt the other band was going to be a no show. This was bad for us. We were relying on them to do all the advertising. We were wondering if it was even going to be worth it to play. We decided to go ahead and play anyway. We lugged all our stuff upstairs, had a quick sound check and were now promoted to the main act. There were not many people there, granted we were not surprised for the show not being advertised. Oddly enough, the show went really well. The people that were there were glad to watch us, and there were a lot of conversations between songs that kept everyone engaged. We played a longer than normal set, playing quite a few songs that we didn’t really rehearse. All and all, I think we ended up even steven for the night. A little poorer than normal, but we made some fans, and made a good impression. It can only go up from there next time, right?

The next night we played at Zaphod’s, where we played our first show in the city the year before. We played with a great girl band, Fliss. They were awesome. Check them out. After we finished our set, we were really ready for bed. The tour so far has been pretty tiring. Tonight however, we shall get no sleep. We had to drive straight back to Antigonish to drop Lee off before we head down to the states. The next 8 hours were a total blur. I can’t even remember who was driving. The blazing sun filled the rolling heat box of a van so we could no longer sleep. We were in northern New Brunswick and felt like we were in the desert. We feared the nearing Tim Hortons was just an oasis to our weary eyes. It was, in fact a real Tim Hortons. Driving through New Brunswick is hard enough in the best of conditions. I don’t know how we made it home. I honestly don’t… we arrived home at at 6pm. Success.. now we just have to drive to Boston in 12 hours.. Awesome…

Stay tuned for an update…if we ever make it back.

Alex

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June 12, 2012

Toronto Times!

We hit Toronto at about 3pm on friday and decided to take Yonge St. all the way from the 401, as we did when we were first here about a year ago. The rush hour traffic made our journey down Yonge well over an hour long, but we were far too excited to complain about the traffic or the 30+ temperature (with no A/C in the van, of course). We did overlook where we were going to be staying for the next 5 nights. How do we always let this happen? While I was maneuvering the busy streets of downtown, the boys were on their phones searching for places to stay.

We were scheduled to be at sound check in about 30 minutes, so decided to go to the venue and worry about where to lay our heads later on. We did a quick sound check and continued our motel search. After finally finding a less than affordable place downtown, we had much needed showers, and made our way to Rancho Relaxo. We caught the last bit of The MacHams set, and sat around and watched a couple other bands while the rest of the bar was drinking tequilla like it was going extinct. We hit the stage at about 1am, and it seemed like the humidity and temperature only gained strength this late into the night. By the time I tuned my guitar before the first song, we were all sweating bullets. I felt as though my guitar we going malfunction from all the sweat going into the electronics. Big shout outs to our good buddies, The Cheap Speakers for coming out to watch us play. It was definitely a good start to our Toronto leg of the tour.

We spent most of the next day repairing/fine tuning our instruments that we didn’t have the time to do previously. As per usual, Josh spent a terrifying amount of money on drum paraphernalia, and the rest of us were diminished to window shopping. We made our way to the Hideout on Queen St. West to do our soundcheck, and found out the band we were opening for had cancelled, and we would be playing with the house band. We were pretty disappointed because that meant a lot less people were at our set, but we played surprisingly well despite that. On the bright side, we were done by 11pm and spent the rest of the night wandering around downtown without a care in the world.

Sunday was one of our days off, so what better way to spend it then at Canada’s Wonderland? We made the journey north to Vaughn, and acted like little children for the rest of the day. What we experienced that day was so bittersweet, I can’t even put it into words. The temperature must have been 35+, and for some reason none of us thought to bring shorts. We waited in line for at least 1.5 hours for each ride. Needless to say, we slept good that night.. Except for the extreme vertigo when we first hit our beds of course..

On Monday we were off to Peterborough to play The Spill. We underestimated the traffic on the Don Valley Parkway, and got there a bit late, but all was well. After what was arguably the best coffee thus far on the tour, and killer sets by locals Lindsay Barr and SuperQuest, we hit the tiny stage on a quiet Monday night and played to a loyal group that stuck around even though the bands they had already came to see were long gone. At about 12:30am, with about 3 songs left in our set, out of nowhere a decent sized group of what looked to be college kids came into the place and refueled what was until then a pretty quiet night. So thanks, unknown Peterborough bandits, you made our night!

Tuesday was the big day for us. I can’t speak for everyone, but it was the one day on the whole tour I was looking forward to the most. We were about to play the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern!  I was going to be as close to Neil Young’s sweat and blood than I have ever been before! Before we could even get too excited about that, we were off to a photoshoot with a photographer I had met back in March when I was attending Canada Music Week. I this very well could have been the hottest day of the year so far, so before we even met up with Nick, we were absolutely soaked in sweat and not ready to have our pictures taken. After a quick detour to H&M to take in some A/C and some fresh t’s, we met Nick a couple blocks from the Horseshoe on Queen St. After struggling with some poison ivy, and getting the book from a couple local proprietors, we managed to get some cool shots. Thanks Nick!

It’s hard to explain to feeling we had when we walked through to the doors of the Horseshoe with our gear in hand. It was a really strange feeling of accomplishment. Granted, this was a tuesday night, and this was a free showcase, but nonetheless, you couldn’t rob us of the high we had for the rest of the night. I think at some point in their career, every Canadian band dreams of playing at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern. We were headlining the night, so luckily we got the sound check first, and relax for most of the night and take in some other great music. Luckily we played a great set, aside from a couple broken strings during crucial moments. We were happy with the crowds response at the end of the night, and another item checked off the bucket list. SUCCESS!

Needless to say, we slept good that night, and dreamt of our next stop in the morning; Ottawa!

Alex

 

 Toronto Times!

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