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Event type: Ages 19+
Riverfest Elora Presents: Raygun Cowboys w/ Doghouse Rose
$20 in Adv. • More at the door
Elora Brewing Co.
Saturday, May 27, 2023
Raygun Cowboys (Edmonton, AB)
Raygun Cowboys are a psychobilly punk rock n' roll band hailing from the very best dive bars and poolrooms of Edmonton, AB. This 50's influenced 5-piece outfit plays insanely high-energy badass rockabilly with elements of punk and rock n roll that instantly gets people on the dance floor from the first to the last.
Formed in 2000, the Cowboys started playing local shows and quickly became the band of choice to support touring acts in western Canada.. The band hit the road shortly after and toured coast to coast several times bringing their suped-up psycho juke joint jive to a legion of fans across the country. In 2007 they added a killer horn section in the form of Nate Connolly, Mike Johnson, and most currently Jonny McCormack, Zach Semanuik, and Mike Androschuck to their traditional 3 piece rockabilly line up. The Cowboys have released five studio albums with the latest being 2017’s Cowboy Code. Following the release of the Cowboy Code original members Derek Thiesen and Oakland Valleau left the group to focus on family and other projects, while Jon Christopherson (Vox/Guitar) has kept constant touring with the addition of Brett Reid on Drums and Aaron (Zerk) Naveau on upright bass. 2017 and 2018 have seen the Cowboys tour Europe and Canada multiple times with friends The Real McKenzies, The Dreadnoughts, and Canadian punk legends DOA. This year the band has finished recording for their upcoming Stomp Records release “Bloodied but Unbroken” 10 tracks that will knock you on your ass and keep you coming back for more
Doghouse Rose (Toronto, ON)
Hailing from Toronto, Doghouse Rose are a fierce punk rock four piece built on perseverance with a smile. Coming from all different walks of life and musical backgrounds, they quickly formed a bond that shines through every time they take the stage.
Rooted in melodic punk with a hint of new wave and good old fashioned rock n roll, their vibrant melodies, thunderous rhythms, and candy sweet vocals deliver stories about chasing dreams, hard luck times and not taking life too seriously.
Their fast burning, immersive and often acrobatic live show coupled with touring internationally and playing over 200 shows a year has garnered them an ever growing, loyal fan-base established on genuine connection and DIY spirit.
Performing everywhere from maximum capacity festivals to maximum security prisons, Doghouse Rose have shared stages with Tiger Army, The Planet Smashers, Supersuckers, The Creepshow, Murder By Death among tons of others.
Inspired by their adventures pounding the pavement on tour and loaded with feel good, take on the world anthems, “The Harder They Fall” is an explosive and addictive album that defies all expectations.
“Once in awhile you come across a band that encompasses a look and sound unlike the standard. Doghouse Rose is not your average run of the mill band, far from it” – Canadian Beats
September 1, 2022 - December 31, 2024
Cutoff is Saturday, May 27, 2023 7:59 pm EDT unless it sells out earlier.