Music Park: Steven Page @ City Winery — 9/20/18

StevenPageTrio_CityWineryDC Steven Page performs at City Winery on Sept. 20, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Fresh on the heels of his induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame with former bandmates Barenaked Ladies, Steven Page assembled the Steven Page Trio for a riveting performance at City Winery in Washington DC recently.

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Don’t Miss: Steven Page @ City Winery, 9/20/18

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Steven Page (Photo by David Leyes)

Former frontman of Barenaked Ladies and newly minted member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, singer-songwriter Steven Page will perform with his trio at City Winery DC on Thursday, Sept. 20, in support of his latest solo album, Discipline: Heal Thyself, Pt. II, to be released on Sept 14.

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Music Park: Barenaked Ladies @ Wolf Trap — 6/15/16

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Ed Robertson and Jim Creeggan of Barenaked Ladies perform at Wolf Trap on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Canadian rockers Barenaked Ladies hit the stage at Wolf Trap on Wednesday with an appropriate speculation:

“Maybe it would be cool/If I rocked it old school/Try to break a gold rule/And a sweat,” sang vocalist Ed Robertson in opening number “Testing 1, 2, 3” from the band’s 2003 album, Everything to Everyone. The refrain goes: “Testing 1, 2, 3, Can anybody hear me?” And the answer at the very full pavilion at Wolf Trap is a resounding yes!

Warmed up by openers Howard Jones and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, the roughly 7,000 people in Wolf Trap’s Filene Center were ready to party down with their favorite jangle-rock icons, who are sweeping the United States through July 24 on the strength of a new live album, BNL Rocks Red Rocks, released in February via Concord Records, in a show titled “Last Summer on Earth.”

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Music Park: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) @ Wolf Trap — 6/15/16

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Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys of OMD perform at Wolf Trap on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

“We’re going to play that famous song from that famous movie,” said Andy McCluskey, frontman for Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) at Wolf Trap Wednesday.

“No, not that one,” he added, rejecting the notion the band were about to play their biggest US hit — “If You Leave” from the movie Pretty in Pink. “The other one!”

Andy and his three bandmates launched into “Tesla Girls,” which in fact appeared on the soundtrack of another John Hughes movie, Weird Science. And so it was that OMD electrified roughly 7,000 people in a smash-up set as openers for Barenaked Ladies.

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