By Will McGuirk
I do take delight in these Oshawa connections which bind this music scene of ours here at slowcity.ca with those elsewhere, both big and small. There is one with Elliott Brood, the twangstas of death country. They headline this year's County Pop festival at the Crystal Palace in Picton Saturday Apr 28 2018. The event itself is curated by Dave Ulrich, of the Inbreds and zunior.com and also an ex-resident of Oshawa plus on this year's line-up is KASKA, one-time resident of Whitby but very much part of the mid-Oughts scene around the Velvet Elvis. Lots of Shwa in the Pop so far The Brood's connection with the Shwa is based not just on the many fans they have here but also on the friends and the videos shot here. Chris Mills shot two at the Moustache Club and Bradley Boy MacArthur and partner Miss Jude make a cameo in the Brood's Bonnie & Clyde style video for "Oh Alberta."
But its not like The County Pop is looking elsewhere for the festival's content. They are a homegrown fest with local wineries, breweries, restaurants and food trucks available on-site plus several local artists will be onstage. And if its a nice day note there is a skatepark right beside the Palace.