3 days of music in Elora on the banks of the Grand River!
Fri, Aug 18
Sun, Aug 20
Riverfest Elora 2017, MGMT, Gogol Bordello, Monster Truck, Mother Mother
KFlay, Sloan, Hollerado, USS, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Austra, The Dirty Nil, The Darcys, Hannah Georgas, Shred Kelly, Jenn Grant, Little Scream, Pocket Dwellers
127 East Mill Street
Elora, ON, N0B 1S0
Riverfest Elora 2017
MGMT is an American psychedelic rock band founded by Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden. After the release of their first album, the members of their live band, Matthew Asti, James Richardson and Will Berman, joined the core band in the studio. Formed at Wesleyan University and originally with Cantora Records, they signed with Columbia Records and Red Ink in 2006. On October 5, 2007, Spin.com named MGMT "Artist of the Day." On November 14, 2007, Rolling Stone pegged MGMT as a top ten "Artist to Watch" in 2008. The band was named ninth in the BBC's Sound of 2008 Top Ten Poll. They were also named as Last.fm's most played new artist of 2008 in their Best of 2008 lists.
MGMT's first album, Oracular Spectacular, debuted at No. 12 on the UK album chart, No. 13 after 34 weeks in the New Zealand RIANZ charts, number six on the Australian ARIA Charts, and hit number one on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart. It has also been named the 18th best album of the decade by Rolling Stone magazine. It was named the best album of 2008 by NME. MGMT also appeared prominently in Australia's Triple J Hottest 100 2008, coming in 2nd with "Electric Feel", 5th with "Kids" and 18th with "Time to Pretend". MGMT was nominated for the 2010 Grammy Award for Best New Artist, and their track "Kids" was nominated for Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocals. These are the first Grammy nominations for the band. At the 2009 Grammy Awards, the Justice remix of "Electric Feel" won the Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical. Their second album, Congratulations, was released on April 13, 2010. In January 2011 they began work on their third album, which will be called MGMT.
American gypsy punk band founded in 1999 in New York City.
Monster Truck are a Canadian hard rock band from Hamilton, Ontario
Ryan Guldemond: Vox / Guitar
Molly Guldemond: Vox / Synth
Jasmin Parkin: Vox / Keys
Mike Young: Bass
Ali Siadat: Percussion
K.Flay (born Kristine Meredith Flaherty on June 30, 1985 in Wilmette, Illinois) is a rapper, producer and alumna of Stanford University in California.
Sloan is a Toronto-based power pop quartet originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, active 1991 to the present.
The group was formed in 1991 when Chris Murphy (3) and Andrew Scott (3) met at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) in Halifax; Patrick Pentland and Jay Ferguson (2) joined soon thereafter. In 1992, the band created their own record label, Murderecords (to release records by Sloan and other Halifax-area bands) and released their debut, "Peppermint EP".
Indie-Rock band formed in 2007 from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Dean Baxter - bass & vocals (2007–present)
Jake Boyd (2) - drums & vocals (2007–present)
Nixon Boyd - guitar & vocals (2007–present)
Menno Versteeg - guitar & lead vocals (2007–present)
Electronic/Alternative Rock duo from Canada.
A versatile Canadian alternative dance duo with a penchant for pairing pulsing electro-pop and drum'n'bass with hip-hop and guitar-driven modern rock, USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker) formed in 2007 around the talents of vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Ashley Buchholz (aka Ash Boo-Schultz) and turntablist/hype man Jason Parsons (aka Human Kebab). Hailing from Toronto, the duo began honing their high-energy live show in 2008, releasing their debut EP, Welding the C:/, independently that summer. The single "Hollowpoint Sniper Hyperbole" became a regional hit, and by 2009 the band was supporting reggae-fusion hitmakers IllScarlett on their Canadian tour, and had released their acclaimed debut full-length outing, Questamation. The year 2011 saw the release of a new EP, Approved, with a third EP, the crowdsourced Advanced Basics, dropping in 2014, the latter of which was the first USS release to see distribution outside of their Canadian homeland.
DJ Jazzy Jeff
Born: January 22, 1965, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
This page is for the individual listings of DJ Jazzy Jeff (Jeff Townes). See DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince for a more complete list of their releases together.
Once-darkwave, organic electro band from Toronto, Ontario, formed in 2010.
Katie Stelmanis: vocals, keyboards
Maya Postepski: drums
Dorian Wolf: bass
The Dirty Nil
Light dancing with shadow, fingers finding answers in the expanse of a keyboard, a voice that shimmers even in its most shattering moments—this is the power of acclaimed pop singer-songwriter Hannah Georgas. Over two full-length albums, 2010's This is Goodand 2012's self-titled follow-up, she's traversed a carefully constructed soundscape that never fails to surprise. Georgas has an endless capacity for crafting textured pop songs that confound expectation. She's as likely to layer luminous, devastating, and witty as she is upbeat, broken, and defiant. This is what makes her music, even at its simplest, so transfixing, something that's never more evident than on Georgas' forthcoming release, For Evelyn.
For Evelynis Hannah Georgas' third record. Since her debut release, the Toronto-based musician has won numerous awards and racked up multiple nominations, including four Juno nods, for everything from Best New Artist to Songwriter of the Year. Georgas has toured the world, sharing stages with the likes of Kathleen Edwards, City and Colour, and Sara Bareilles, playing everywhere from Madison Square Gardens to the LA Greek Theatre. Georgas' music has also been featured on HBO's hit show, Girls.
--Written by Andrea Warner
Singer / songwriter born on Prince Edward Island, currently residing in Nova Scotia, Canada
Little Scream is the stage name of American-born, Montreal-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumental musician and artist Laurel Sprengelmeyer.
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Riverfest Elora - A festival held along the drastic banks of the Grand River, is an annual celebration of Music, Art and Community.
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