Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Elliott BROOD

Thursday, June 28th
Schooners Pub (in the Medicine Hat Legion)
Doors open at 8:00pm
Tickets $15 in advance (available at Madhatter Roastery, Downtown)
$20 at the door

This one may SELL OUT so don't rely on availability at the door... get em while you can! From out of town? Call 403-866-6051

Marking a 3rd street effort milestone, Elliott BROOD is the reason we began booking and promoting independent Canadian artists in Medicine Hat. The Alt Rock/Country trio, often described as "Death Country" is touring following the release of their latest album, "Days Into Years,"and we're overjoyed to have them.

The Toronto-based band includes no one by the name of Elliott. The Brood, only a shadowy figure constructed out of vocalist/guitarist/ukulele and banjo-picker Mark Sasso, guitarist/vocalist/ukulele-picker Casey LaForet and drummer Steve Pitkin, has a way of sounding like a ghost from the past while remaining firmly rooted in the modern times. It’s like a traveller, part preacher/part snake-oil salesman, who has rolled his covered wagon right out of the 19th century and parked it in the 21st.

Their third full length release of roof-raising rhythm stomp and mandolin collides with luscious harmonies, piano and, for the first time, electric guitar, that is admittedly "loud, heavy and rock n' roll". Crowd participation is all part of the infectious excitement of an Elliott BROOD performance, clapping, stomping and sometimes clanging along with wooden spoons and pans distributed by the band.