Music Around Town

Elliott Brood

When: Fri., March 9 2012

Toronto trio Elliott Brood play a street-corner hoedown jam at the intersection of Uncle Tupelo and Crazy Horse with equal measures of down-home front porch, big-city bar stage, and suburban garage. Since forming in 2004, multi-instrumentalists Mark Sasso and Casey Laforet, along with sampler and percussionist Stephen Pitkin (who used to bang on a piece of luggage posing as a bass drum), have racked up a ton of impressive award nominations, including some Junos and the Polaris Music Prize. Their latest album is last year's Days Into Years. They’ve been called frontier rock and death country, among other things, by people trying to get a handle on their sound. But you can just call Elliott Brood alt-country with a sense of adventure. Which poses the question: Should Americana from the Great White North be called Canadiana? With the Pack A.D. And Leah Lou & the 2 Left Shoes. 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $10. – Brian Baker

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