November 19, 2008
Elliott Brood, Grad Club, Kingston, 12 October 2007
pic from the Ottawa show the following night by Blurasis.
Buckle your seatbelts, Kingston – it’s gonna be a big weekend music-wise and you might just need to prepare yourself. The last time we saw Elliott Brood they came storming through town with The Acorn and Plants & Animals as part of Exclaim‘s Wood, Wire & Whisky tour. Now, they are hitting the Grad Club on Friday with NQ Arbuckle and Plants & Animals are in on Saturday with the radness that is Brian Borcherdt. It was just too much rawk for one show so they had to devote 2 nights to it all (I plan on posting about P&A on Friday but just a heads up – if you want tickets to their show, or for Elliott Brood for that matter, you better act quick because they are selling out fast. MapleMusic – GO!). The Brood never fail to put on a fantastic, footstomping, sweaty night of death country. Really, it is not something that you want to miss. Banjo, suitcase-kickdrum, shredded-throat vocals are all in store for you. Their latest record, ‘Mountain Meadow’ took a couple of years to come out but it was well worth the wait. It is classic EB, with narrative lyrics underlying both the raucously gritty and the strikingly beautiful moments. They tour rather relentlessly so if you’re not in Kingston on Friday chances are pretty good you might see them in your neighbourhood before long. Full dates at their site, upcoming shows include:
November 20 – The Capital Music Hall, Ottawa
November 21 – The Grad Club, Kingston
November 22 – Call the Office, London, ON
December 3 – The Tractor Tavern, Seattle
December 4 – The Doug Fir, Portland, OR
December 5 – Transmission Festival, Vancouver
December 7 – Habitat, Kelowna
December 31 – Lee’s Palace, Toronto
Here are just a few tracks from the fantastic 1.5hr long show they put on in Kingston last October.
Elliot Brood, Grad Club, Kingston, 12 October 2007
Buy the amazing Elliott Brood CDs here. Pick yourself up a shirt while you’re at it.
[note: post edited to correct year – should be 2007 not 2008]