ZEN FROM MARS Duo To Perform At Grand Opening Of DAVID ELLEFSON’s Ellefson Coffee Co; Upload KIK TRACEE Jam Video
March 20, 2017, a year ago
In the video below, vocalist Stephen Shareaux (Kik Tracee) and his Zen From Mars guitarist Drew Fortier (Bang Tango) rip through the Kik Tracee classic "Don't Need Rules". Catch them live at the grand opening of Ellefson Coffee Co in Jackson, Minnesota as part of a three-day weekend-long stand April 7th - 9th.
This is part of a brief run of acoustic shows for Stephen Shareaux and Drew Fortier, confirmed dates are as listed:
6 - Rock N' Roll Land - Green Bay, WI
7 - Ellefson Coffee Co - Jackson, MN
8 - Ellefson Coffee Co - Jackson, MN
9 - Ellefson Coffee Co - Jackson, MN
10 - Aster Cafe - Minneapolis, MN
April 7th - 9th, Ellefson Coffee Co., the boutique coffee brand of Grammy-winning Megadeth bassist David Ellefson will hold a Grand Opening for its first brick and mortar Ellefson Coffee Co. shop in David’s hometown of Jackson, MN. In addition to Ellefson himself, who will be in attendance, the event will be co-hosted by special guest comedian, and That Metal Show co-host, Don Jamieson.
Says Jamieson, “He’s (Ellefson) a Grammy-winning musician, thrash metal legend and now… Mega Barista! When David and I spoke about this event I was immediately excited to jump on board. In fact, after a few cups of his Kenya Thrash blend I may just run all the way to Jackson, MN! So come raise a glass of java, and join us for this celebration of Ellefson Coffee.”
Also on display is the “Museum Of Deth” featuring permanently displayed artifacts and memorabilia from Ellefson’s personal collection, including highlights such as David’s Jackson High marching band uniform, as well as memorabilia from other artists including Machine Head, Max Cavalera, Coal Chamber, and fellow 2017 Grammy nominees Korn.
In addition to serving a variety of custom blends of Ellefson Coffee Co brands, including Roast In Peace, She Wolf, Kenya Thrash, and Urban Legend, ECC will also be a retail outlet for Ellefson Coffee products and memorabilia, as well as a satellite retail outlet for titles and merchandise from Ellefson’s EMP Label Group.
Adds Ellefson, "This is our heavy metal spring break in Jackson! We look forward to hosting some really fun events centering around my career’s roots and history in the area, as well as a chance to see some amazing memorabilia from my friends in music, film and TV.”
Hazaert adds, “Not only will Ellefson Coffee Co. now have a permanent face in David’s hometown, but being able to tie in EMP, and everything else we do, and with the huge sense of Megadeth history in Jackson, we are excited to be able to create a really unique and amazing fan (and Coffee) experience, that we are sure will not only be a highlight for the people of Jackson, but a destination for Megadeth fans from around the World.”
Additionally, on Saturday, Ellefson, Hazaert, and Jamieson will be joined by author Adrian Lee as they take visitors on a paranormal exploration of the nearby Loon Lake Cemetery, where Mary Jane Terwilliger was purportedly buried as a youth, and inspired the story of “Mary Jane” from Megadeth’s So Far, So Good…So What album. (And you might want to stop by the Jackson County Historical Society and pay Mary Jane’s headstone a visit, as well.)
Ellefson Coffee Co. - 404 Second St, Jackson, MN.