Roots & Soul Production host Halloween event at Grimross Brewery, Oct. 28
Just when I was starting to get a handle on the type of music happening uptown at Grimross Brewery, they announce one of their most eclectic lineups yet. And I don’t mean pairing a blues act with a poet. They’ve done that. I’m also not talking about mixing local electro-pop with German-influenced industrial noise music. That too has already happened. For a stage that built its reputation as a home for folk-rooted performers, the venue now seems open to just about anything. And the best part about it is that there is always an audience. I guess that’s why the upcoming Roots & Soul Productions Halloween Spooktacular event (which includes a costume party) planned for October 28 doesn’t seem unusual at all, even if it is.
The evening’s lineup will bring together a Toronto MC know for live looping and improv beats, a performance art rock band obsessed with imagining what Satan’s awkward teenage years must have been like, an emerging and hardworking blues band, and an eight-piece funk band.
Let’s take a closer look:
Jack Moves is a live lopping/beatbox artist from Toronto who covers popular songs and creates his own original material live on the spot by looping vocal patterns and beats.
Young Satan In Love
Part live theatre, part Rock and Roll, Fredericton’s Young Satan In Love have been on a mission to smash the fourth wall by creating an immersive performance experience unlike any other. Audiences at a YSIL show often find themselves in the midst of an epic battle between the forces of good and evil as the action spills out from the stage to the back of the room. There is no place to hide. Be prepared.
The Crossroad Devils
The Crossroad Devils are no strangers to the Grimross stage. In a relatively short period of time, the band have grown to become one of the region’s top blues acts.
The Boo Radley Project
Self-described as an eight-piece, genre-bending ensemble, The Boo Radley Project (Ontario) pare the standard rock configuration of bass, drums and guitar with a three-piece horn section. They’ve been likened to everyone from Tower of Power and Mr. Bungle to Primus and Wilco. A perfect fit for this diverse show.
Halloween Spooktacular at Grimross | October 28 | Grimross Brewing Company | 8 p.m. | $15-$20 | View Event