Friday, March 9th
Riverfest Elora Presents!
Shred Kelly is making their triumphant return to Elora this March, all the way from Fernie, BC!
This is an "Evening With" special performance, meaning Shred Kelly will be performing 2+ sets with no opening act! Pure, unadulterated Shred. All. Night. Long.
Tickets are on sale now at the link above, or in person at the brewery!
For dinner reservations, please call the brewery.
Tickets are GA - Seating is first come, first serve.
Soaked in electric crescendos and folk tinged sing-along anthems, Shred Kelly is known for their high energy live show that ignites dance floors with their alternative folk sound. Over three albums and countless tours, the five British Columbians have developed their signature sound by taking inspiration from the mountains they hail from and the people who inhabit them. Shred Kelly has seamlessly fused traditional instrumentation with modern rock, presenting a sound that is both unique and compelling.
Shred Kelly has produced their most ambitious project yet with their fourth album Archipelago. The collaborative song writing of Tim Newton, Sage McBride, Jordan Vlasschaert, Ty West, and Ian Page-Shiner have pulled inspiration through individual experiences and musical influences. The result is a dynamic and cohesive collection of dreamy, yet explosively exciting songs dipped in themes of relationships and the world in the modern age. Using traditional instrumentation at the base of the songwriting, the album explodes into a symphony of sounds incorporating banjos, ukuleles, synthesizers, guitar hooks, harmonies and pulsing beats.
Their high-energy sound has allowed them to perform at many Canadian and international festivals, such as: NXNE, Reeperbahn, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Breakout West, Riverfest Elora, Ottawa Blues Fest, Shambhala, Evolve, Tall Tree Music Festival, Keloha and Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival.
The group has also achieved a growing list of awards and recognition; five Kootenay Music Awards, one Western Canadian Music Award, over one million spotify plays, CBC recognition and media attention in Canada, USA, and Germany.
Sing to the Night named “Top 15 Most Anticipated Albums of 2015” – CBC Music
“Sing to the Night is a huge step forward for this young group.” – Exclaim Magazine
“Shred Kelly’s ‘Sing to the Night’ breaks from the pack and demonstrates a fresh, distinct sound. With great consistency, compelling tone, and overall fantastic music”– Aesthetic Magazine
“Free Press Folk Fest Faves – Favorite Big Blue @ Night Shows – Shred Kelly” – Winnipeg Free Press
Friday, March 16th
Join us on March 16th for "An Evening with The Sadies" as they make their way to Elora, ON as a part of our ongoing Dead Radio, Love Music Series! This is sure to be an evening to remember as the Sadies will be performing 2+ sets with NO OPENER! Tickets are $30 • 19+ • Tickets available at ticketscene.ca or at the Elora Brewing Co. Please call ahead for dinner reservations. Tickets are GA • No Reserved seating for the show. About the band: The essence of The Sadies’ story is in many summed up with the powerful image of the aurora borealis adorning the cover of their latest album, Northern Passages. Ever since the quartet comprised of singer/guitarists Dallas and Travis Good, bassist Sean Dean and drummer Mike Belitsky first arrived on the North American scene 20 years ago, their music has never been less than awe-inspiring, with no further embellishment necessary. As the light swirled with each album The Sadies have made, the overall picture took on more defined colours. On top of that was the incredible list of collaborations—Neko Case, R&B legend Andre Williams, The Mekons’ Jon Langford, Jon Spencer, Robyn Hitchcock, John Doe, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Gord Downie, Neil Young for fuck’s sake!—each one pushing The Sadies’ own sound into new, unmapped territory. Eventually, more time was taken in between albums as focus shifted to their original songwriting, and what was once the best live band in Canada became the best band in Canada, period. Is it fair then to call Northern Passages their masterpiece? Yes, at least until the next album comes along. Recorded in the basement of Dallas and Travis’ parents’ home north of Toronto over the winter of 2015, the familiar surroundings and lack of distractions resulted in a consistent feel, despite the eclecticism at the heart of The Sadies’ sound. The psych-folk flourishes on tracks such as “Riverview Fog” are no mere homage; this is the sound of our inscrutable world, and how we manage to survive in it. The Sadies are a band that fans cling to like a closely guarded secret, with each new release fulfilling the promise to reach further, for all of our sakes, not just their own. With Northern Passages, the time has come to make room for more on this wild acid-folk-country-punk trip, and trust me, we’ll be better off because of it.
Friday, March 23rd
The Hurricane is coming back!
Riverfest Elora and Dead Radio, Love present:
2 Nights with My Son The Hurricane!
That's right folks! You asked and we heard you! The show at the Elora Brewing Co. this Octobre was so off the hook that we couldnt wait to bring them back!
My Son the Hurricane will be performing 2 shows for us!
These are both "An Evening With" which means, no opener. Just pure, unadulterated MSTH!
March 22 in Guelph at The eBar!
Tickets will be available at the cornerstone or here:
March 23 in Elora at Elora Brewing Company!
Tickets are available at the Brewery or here:
To Purchase Tickets for BOTH shows go here:
Tickets are $20 in advance, BUT you if you want to come to Guelph AND Elora, you can purchace a special "flex pass" that will give you both shows for $35!
Each show is $25 if you wait to pay at the door.
Guelph: AA/Lic Doors at 9:30 • Music shortly after 10pm
Elora: 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).
Friday, April 27th
Riverfest Elora Presents: An Evening with Whitehorse and Dan Edmonds at the Elora Brewing Company!
Join us on Friday, April 17th as recent Juno Nominees, Whitehorse decend onto Elora for what is sure to be one of the most memorable and intimate shows ever held at the Elora Brewing Co!
Tickets are $50 • Doors at 9:30 • 19+
Adv. Tickets at the EBC or online at ticketscene.ca
**Please call ahead for dinner reservations • Tickets to the show are GA
Glam and sleaze, desert grit and subway rats, scum-bags, hot messes and cold shoulders: welcome to the world of Whitehorse.
Whitehorse’s brazen sonic breadth encompasses psychedelic surf, arid border rock, lo-fi ingenuity and icy 80’s sparseness. The new album, Panther In The Dollhouse, brings a twist to Whitehorse’s studio approach with the addition of beats and bleeps from NYC hip-hop production duo Like minds (Kanye West, Snoop Dogg). But while each new album sees the duo’s sound evolve, the essence of Whitehorse’s musical identity remains their dizzying guitar playing and vocal chemistry.
On Panther In The Dollhouse, Whitehorse delves deep into body politics and explores questions of consent, self-determination, and ultimately, freedom, largely from the perspective of women. Layers of retro psychedelic pop bubble up on “Nighthawks,” a song that explores the constructs of perpetrator and victim on the streets. “Nighthawks” is a companion piece to the slow-burner “Evangelina” from the album Leave No Bridge Unburned, which reimagined the sex worker as superhero in celebration of those who challenged Canada’s prostitution laws at Supreme Court of Canada in 2013.
Panther In The Dollhouse also sees Whitehorse fully embraces cinematic fiction with their neo-noir drama and high-gloss showmanship. From the grind house ballad of “Die Alone” to the peroxide burn of “Trophy Wife,” Panther In The Dollhouse is packed with inventive sonic elements and neo-noir drama, full of flawed characters, foiled plans and anti-fairytales.
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