Live Madison Concert Video: The Rural Alberta Advantage at High Noon Saloon, 03.24.11

The Rural Alberta Advantage are a geography, or maybe even a history band.  Not just by namesake, but by the same way The Decemberists often find themselves identified as a literary band.  Behind the somewhat sweet facade of love (or love lost) songs, lead singer Nils Edenloff hides something more sinister.  Upon looking under the surface of the songs, one finds stories of rock slides that bury an entire town (Frank, AB), a suicide bridge (Dethbridge in Lethbridge), and the 2nd deadliest tornado in Canada’s history (Tornado ’87).

Fresh off the release of an amazing new album, Departing, The Rural Alberta Advantage stopped by the High Noon Saloon last Thursday to show off these new tunes to a crowd that will surely include the album in their year-end “best of” lists come December.

More videos after the jump…

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Music News Recap: “It’s Just A Fond Farewell To A Friend…”

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!



Oasis, the band with more breakups than a grocery store tabloid, has called it quits.  Want to place bets on how long it’ll take before they’re back together again?

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Monday Concert Connection: A Tasty Trio

Mondays usually mean one thing to our loyal readers: FREE TICKETS.  Today is no exception to the rule, as we are giving away a pair of tix to each of this week’s upcoming shows.  That means you have the chance to hit up The Ditty Bops, The Detroit Cobras or The Rural Alberta Advantage—on us.  Read on to find out how you can win.

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

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