October 16, 2017

Riverfest Elora 2017: USS Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker - Concert Pictures

USS Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
USS Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
USS Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
USS Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
USS Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
USS Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
USS Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
USS Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
USS Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
USS Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
USS Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
USS Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
USS Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
USS a.k.a., Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker bring the energy. Tons and tons of energy. Bouncing dance beat energy. Super fun party energy. Giant chords and choruses energy. Sweat and dance and wave your arms in the air energy. Jump on the crowd and surf energy. USS are great dance fun.

USS was a main stage highlight for the final day of 2017's Riverfest Elora. It was great to capture from the photo pit and it looked like great fun from the crowd.

Check out these tunes and transport yourself back to summer!

"Yin Yang"

"Work Shoes"

"Damini"

"This is the Best"

"California Medication"

Riverfest Elora 2017: Hannah Georgas - Concert Pictures

Hannah Georgas at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Hannah Georgas at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Hannah Georgas at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Hannah Georgas at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Hannah Georgas at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Hannah Georgas at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Hannah Georgas at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Hannah Georgas at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Hannah Georgas plays beautiful electronic pop music. Her ethereal tunes always please my ear but somehow I'm always waiting for the beat to drop. I've seen her a couple of times this year, and her performance at Riverfest Elora was a joy to my ears.

Check out some of her music:

"Don't Go"

"Somebody"

"Thick Skin"

"Evelyn"

"Enemies"

RIverfest Elora 2017: Pocket Dwellers - Concert Pictures

Pocket Dwellers at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Pocket Dwellers at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Pocket Dwellers at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Pocket Dwellers at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Pocket Dwellers at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Pocket Dwellers at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Pocket Dwellers at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Pocket Dwellers at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Pocket Dwellers at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Pocket Dwellers at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Pocket Dwellers at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Pocket Dwellers at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Pocket Dwellers at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Pocket Dwellers at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Pocket Dwellers at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Grand Analog gave one of my favourite performances from Riverfest Elora 2016 (those pics are here), so when I saw their singer take to the stage to introduce Pocket Dwellers, I had a good feeling I was in for a great show.

Pocket Dwellers are a big band that delivers hip-hop with all that other stuff in there, too. There's funk, reggae, pop, rock, jazz, soul and so much more. The band has talent, groove, passion, melody and energy all wrapped up and given with love.

And when I started editing the pics, way too long after the show, I was transported back to the Koop tent, watching the band and listening to "Lifecheck". The refrain of "Lifecheck! Are you alive out there? All alive people put your hands in the air..." echoing through my head.

If you get the chance. See these guys. It'll lift you up.

Now listen, if you please:

"Life Check"

"Concept"

"Stop"

"Shine"

Riverfest Elora 2017: Jenn Grant - Concert Pictures

Jenn Grant at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Jenn Grant at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Jenn Grant delivered tender guitar and melodic vocals for attendees at the Wax On Wheels stage on the last day of 2017's Riverfest Elora.

Listen to some of her music:

"No One's Gonna Love You (Quite Like I Do)"

"Spades"

"Galaxies"

October 10, 2017

Riverfest Elora 2017: Austra - Concert Pictures

Austra at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Austra at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Austra at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Austra at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Austra at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Austra at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Austra at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Austra at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Austra at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
This year's Riverfest Elora marked my first time seeing the acclaimed artist known as Austra. She and her band filled the world around Bissell Park with beauty.

Listen:

"I Love You More Than You Love Yourself"

"Home"

"Utopia"

"Habitat"

Riverfest Elora 2017: The Boo Radley Project - Concert Pictures

The Boo Radley Project at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
The Boo Radley Project at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
The Boo Radley Project at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
The Boo Radley Project at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Guelph/Elora's own Boo Radley Project brought everyone out to the Wax on Wheels stage  at Riverfest Elora for summertime fun. They got everyone grooving and they had some of my favourite things - horns.

Give them a listen!

Riverfest Elora 2017: Neon Dreams - Concert Pictures

Neon Dreams at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Neon Dreams at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Neon Dreams at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Neon Dreams at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Neon Dreams at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Neon Dreams at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Neon Dreams at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Neon Dreams at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Neon Dreams at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Neon Dreams at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Neon Dreams at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Neon Dreams at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Neon Dreams at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Neon Dreams at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 20, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Halifax-based band Neon Dreams were a welcome surprise for me at this year's Riverfest Elora. I loved their energy, melody and presence. I can't say it enough; I was super-impressed with this band. They were so dynamic with fantastic vocals, solid guitar playing, great drummer and cool DJ, and of course, fun-filled tunes. I'd see these guys again any time and I think you should, too.

"Marching Bands"

"Rescue"

"Love Experts"

"Find A Way"