Elliott Brood in Guelph!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
With special guest Jessy Bell Smith
Since their beginnings with their EP, Tin Type, home of the cult hit, "O' Alberta!", to their Juno-nominated, debut full length Ambassador, Elliott BROOD have earned the praise of connoisseurs and critics alike. They've won over legions of fans with their raw and energetic live shows and their atmospheric, richly crafted records, making a name for themselves worldwide. They've carried their tune through seven cross Canada marathons, including the headlining spot on the Exclaim! Magazine sponsored Wood, Wires & Whiskey tour and opening shows for Wilco, Blue Rodeo, Corb Lund and The Sadies. They have completed three European tours, playing Festivals throughout Europe, Great Britain and Scandinavia, including an opening spot in Paris with Broken Social Scene. The BROOD have toured through the USA with Do, Make, Say Think and early this year, they made their debut in Australia with the release of Ambassador on ABC Records in the spring of 2008.
Alongside the Juno nomination, Ambassador earned The BROOD a Galaxy Rising Star award for Best New Artist 2006, landing them on Best of Lists from The Globe & Mail to CBC Radio 3, a four-star review from British music mag heavy, UNCUT, and kept them on the college radio charts for over 17 weeks.
In 2008, the Brood released Mountain Meadows which earned them 2 Juno Awards for Best Roots & Traditional Album of the Year (Group) and Best Design and Artwork and made it to the shortlist of the coveted Polaris Prize for best Canadian Album. This was the group's first release in the US and the album debut on the American Music charts at number 37 and stayed in the Top 40 for 4 weeks. The band toured major cities throughout North America and this month showcased at SXSW in Austin Texas. Canadian feature film 'Grown Up Movie Star' features some of Brood's music and is set to premiere at Sundance Film Festival this year.
52 Macdonell Street
EARLY show - 7:30 door, 8:00 show - over by 10:00
$15 - tickets at Ground Floor Music and Jimmy Jazz