Wednesday, October 11th
Regular Price: $85.00
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Elora Brewing Company’s Retro Paint Lounge
Come explore your dark side and create a ghoulish 3-D graveyard scene for your haunted mantle or windowsill with kukucaju’s Judy Anderson.
A ghastly 3 hour workshop of chunky wood, paint and a pint!
Materials included , all levels welcome
(EBC award-winning beer, not included)
Wednesday October 11th 7-10 pm
Members $75 +tx / Non members $85 +tx
Kukucaju is the small design studio of artist Judy Anderson. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and the University of Guelph, kukucaju offers up a candy coloured world that’s both sweet and sour, playful and peculiar and aims to fuel the creative furnaces of young and old.
Judy has been teaching #youngmakers and adult programs at ECFTA and the Elora Brewing Company’s Retro Paint Lounge series.
Saturday, October 21st, 2017
Riverfest Elora and Dead Radio, Love present:
An Evening With My Son The Hurricane!
That's right folks! We all loved them so much at Riverfest this summer that we couldnt wait to bring them back! My Son the Hurricane will be performing a special "Evening with" this October at the Elora Brewing Company, which means 2 sets, no opener! Just MSTH all night!
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 if you wait to pay at the door.
Available at the brewery or through the link on this page!
19+ • Doors at 9:30 • Music Shorty after 10pm
Bring your dancing booties! DJ Spenny from Riverfest will be DJing a selection of the "Horniest" music he can find!
About the band:
My Son The Hurricane (Toronto, St. Catherines)
My Son the Hurricane is a 14-piece brasshop funk beast with the mantra: anything worth doing is worth overdoing. Hailing from Niagara/Toronto, the band mixes New Orleans style grooves with funk, jazz and hiphop. Driving the show, charismatic frontman Jacob Bergsma “can playfully pluck every nerve in your body with his voice” (Earshot), while the well-oiled rhythm section including 2 trombones, sousaphone, 2 trumpets and 2 saxes creates a spectacle of sound. With this lineup, My Son the Hurricane “stood out like a sore, yet extremely talented thumb at every show they’ve played” (Pulse Niagara), and became revered for their live show.
Riding the success of their sophomore release “Cashing a Deadman’s Cheque” (feat. U.S.S. frontman Ash Buchholtz and three-time Juno/Polaris nominee D-Sisive), the Hurricane was featured on the CBC and Much More Music. Their blending of styles and penchant for inciting dance parties and penning introspective ballads (Pushin’ Up Daisies) has garnered them high praise on the Canadian festival circuit with breakout performances at Hillside, Evolve, Beaches Jazz, and more.
Drummer Danno O’Shea acts as ringleader for the mammoth project, spurring the group to weave through different styles on the new album “Is This What You Want?!”, recorded at Phase One Studios with engineer Jeff Pelletier (Big Sugar, Ludacris). Leading up to the album’s June 2016 release, it was a featured stream on Exclaim!, and has since found its way to Canadian airwaves including CBC Radio One, Edge 102.1, and 97.7 Hitz FM, which spotlighted the Hurricane as a “Band on the Verge”. This is the first release to feature Sylvie Kindree on vocals, who adds sassy hooks and acts as a foil to the ever outgoing Bergsma. The album’s songs range from dance floor bangers to slimy and Primus inspired “Grapes”, which closes out the album with a collective thud. “Is This What You Want?!” brings a new flavour to the Hurricane repertoire, building on what makes their sound “a fusion that one simply needs to experience live” (Buying Shots for Bands).
Sunday, October 15th, 2017
The second installment of Uke and Beer with Adrian Jones at the Elora Brewing Company. Adrian will be bringing his big bag of ukes so if you don't have your own, one will be provided! All ages are welcome. All levels from beginner to advanced are also welcome. Cost is $25 and includes a pint of yummy EBC beer or a craft soda. There are 20 spots open and this event will fill up. Pop by the EBC to register!
November 10th, 2017
What does it mean to be an Ambre McLean fan?
The answer to that question begins the moment you hear her sing. It’s something you earn a deeper understanding of as you absorb her songs, or perhaps more accurately – as they absorb you. “Soul” is a word that means different things to different people… Some things need to be felt rather than summed up with words. Some things are better understood by that shiver down your spine, that smile on your face, or that tear that sneaks down your cheek. Whatever soul means to you, experiencing the music of Ambre McLean, may just leave you with a new definition.
A veteran of the Canadian music scene, with her genre defying style and indie approach, McLean has carved her own path along the way. After years of performing with bands Kyn, and Sharon Said, Ambre released her debut solo EP “Just Passing Through” in 2004, showcasing her ever-evolving craft. Since then Ambre has released 3 studio album’s, garnered numerous accolades and has appeared regularly on the Canadian music festival circuit. Currently touring in support of her brand new album “Me”, McLean is truly one of Canada’s rising stars. She has been called “Canada’s best kept secret”. With songs that will stick with you, and a voice bound to haunt you, this is one secret you’ll want to be in on.
“She must have been born to it. Ambre is a brilliant player, a brilliant songwriter and a brilliant performer.”
(Craig Norris, CBC)
“McLean’s voice – is an instrument itself: gorgeous, sometimes with a rich, bluesy feel, other times a sweet mellow sound, alternatively soft and ferocious, always carrying these tunes straight to your musical heart.”
(David Yazbeck, NXEW.ca)
“Seeing Ambre live is what live music should be like – Spontaneous Combustion… This is the new sound of Canada rising, soulful, thoughtful, and reflective.”
“I find her voice fantastically expressive.”
The sensitive nature of his lyrics, his subtle guitar playing, stellar vocals, and use of sharp stirring instrumental arrangements have left listeners spellbound. Audiences have described his live performances as deeply moving and uplifting, and for some “the best gig” they have ever been to. Anderson is a sophisticated artist whose musical tales of human vulnerability connect so deeply they feel like an instant soundtrack to your life- taking folk to a level that is cinematic in reach and vision. A taste-maker with a crooner-like ease of style, his passion for fashion, cinematography and animation seep into and out of his music, making him an exciting multidimensional artist.
Keep informed on the various events we have here at EBC. Regular concerts featuring some of the best acts found all over Canada, food and beer pairings, and much more!