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The Rural Alberta Advantage

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Helmet, Charli XCX, Iron & Wine, and More in This Week's Show Announcements

    Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2011

    Rural Alberta Advantage at the Firebird, 4/22/11: Review

    Photo by Vanessa Heins​Rural Alberta Advantage/Loud Huron/Tall Buildings The Firebird Friday, April 22 It was Show vs. the Tornado. Battling through wind, rain, hail and lightning, a good-sized crowd made it out to the Firebird, where Rural Alberta Advantage sang songs about natural disasters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    The Ten Best Things To Do This Weekend in St. Louis: April 22 to 24

    Joy Formidible (Wikimedia Commons)​Flip a coin: there's no other way to choose which of the excellent shows to attend this weekend. Whether your betting tastes lean toward the Joy Formidable's melodic fuzz from across the pond, or Ha Ha Tonka's Bible-Belt punk from St. Louis' backyard, odds ar ... More >>

  • Music

    April 21, 2011

    Rural Alberta Advantage

    9 p.m. Friday, April 22. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    The Black Angels Coming to the Old Rock House

    Friday, April 22, is shaping up to be one full of hard choices for live-music fans. Rural Alberta Advantage is at the Firebird, the Joy Formidable/the Lonely Forest is at the Luminary Center for the Arts -- and now the Old Rock House is weighing in with a show by the Black Angels. (Suuns is opening. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Show Announcements: Week of January 13

    Akron/Family don't just stunt as Michael Gira's marionettes in Angels of Light, the band fight the good fight against piracy by leaking a series of dummy albums prior to the release of their new long player in February. With Delicate Steve at The Billiken Club February 28. ​ BB's Jazz Blues a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Trashcan Sinatras, Rural Alberta Advantage Returning to St. Louis

    Annie ZaleskiJohn Douglas of Trashcan Sinatras​March is always good to St. Louis. If it's not bands coming from SXSW, it's bands going to SXSW -- if not just general spring thaw. The latter seems to be bringing Scotland's Trashcan Sinatras back to St. Louis. According to the band's website, it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    10 Things to Do for $10 This Weekend in St. Louis, January 8-10, 2009

    The first full week of work after the holidays is always a killer. Sure, you come in on Monday morning, buzzed and amped for the week ahead, but by Thursday you're as defeated and tired as Dilbert on quaaludes. Re-energize, then, this weekend with some of these inexpensive entertainment op ... More >>

  • Music

    January 6, 2010

    Blood Pony

    7:30 p.m. Friday, January 8. Vintage Vinyl, 6610 Delmar Boulevard, University City.

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Free MP3s! The Rural Alberta Advantage, the Shaky Hands and Blood Pony at Off Broadway Tonight!

    Annie ZaleskiRAA at the Billiken Club, 3/31/09​The Rural Alberta Advantage should feel right at home tonight at Off Broadway, what with the blustery weather hitting St. Louis today. As its name implies, the trio hails from Canada, and the songs on its debut, Hometowns, involve stories about gr ... More >>

  • Music

    December 2, 2009

    The Rural Alberta Advantage

    8 p.m. Wednesday, December 9. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    In This Week's Music Section of the Riverfront Times, Read About...

    Besides writing for this here blog, I also wrangle copy for the dead-tree edition of the RFT. (We affectionately call it the print blog.) Each week, our freelancers scribble up text on shows that A to Z doesn't always preview or review. Such as the following: *The Fat Possum Big Legal Mess Caravan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    St. Louis Concert Announcements: Week Of October 27

    Electric Six!The Pageant *The Unconscious/The Great Crusades, Monday, December 28 *Memories of Elvis, Saturday, January 9 Off Broadway *Afro Zep, Saturday, November 7 *Frontier Ruckus/Theodore, Sunday, November 15 *The Rural Alberta Advantage/Shaky Hands, Wednesday, December 9 *Funky Butt Brass Band ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Show Review Photos Setlist: The Decemberists and Blind Pilot at the Pageant, Sunday, May 31

    Better Than: Sitting at home, curled up on the couch reading Proust and listening to NPR. The Decemberists have asked a lot of their fans on this tour. Anyone who doesn't like its new album, The Hazards of Love, is out of luck: The first part of the show is a front-to-back performance of the sprawl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Photos: The Rural Alberta Advantage at the Billiken Club, Tuesday, March 31

    A few miles away from the Masshysteri-a at the Wedge, The Rural Alberta Advantage played a short but sweet set culled from its 2008 album, Hometowns. (Flickr set; critpick) In front of a small, appreciative crowd, the bass-less trio spun songs about everything from rockslides to running aw ... More >>

  • Music

    March 25, 2009

    Rural Alberta Advantage

    9 p.m. Tuesday, March 31. The Billiken Club, in the Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University, 20 North Grand Boulevard.

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