Posted in music | pictures on January 14, 2011

by Jacob Blickenstaff

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage played to a sold-out crowd at the Mercury Lounge on Wednesday January 13th. The band previewed their upcoming album, Departing in its entirety (out March 1st on Saddle-Creek Records), playing each side of the new album as a mini-set with songs from 'Hometown' at the beginning, middle and end of the performance. The band ended the evening with the appropriate 'Good Night', snaking their way into the audience to sing from the benches along the wall. Soft Landing opened.

If you missed it, the band heads back out on tour in March. Tickets are still on sale for the shows at Bowery Ballroom on March 10 and Knitting Factory on March 12th.

More pictures from the full setlist from the Merc show below...

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Soft Landing

Soft Landing

Soft Landing

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage


THE RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE - Setlist:
Luciana
Rush Apart
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'Side A'
Two Lovers
The Breakup
Under the Knife
Muscle Relaxants
North Star
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Don't Haunt this Place
Edmonton
Frank, AB
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'Side B'
Stamp
Tornado '87
Barnes' Yard
Coldest Days
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Drain The Blood
In The Summertime
The Dethbridge in Lethbridge
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Good Night

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Comments (19)

awesome band.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2011 6:22 PM

SO pumped for this record.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2011 7:14 PM

hey camera man! you need lessons in creepiness.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2011 7:34 PM

Paul is cute and all, but I need more pics of Amy!

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2011 7:46 PM

The dude doesn't let the chick do enough. Sometimes she just kinda stands there.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2011 8:14 PM

This photographer bashes Brooklynvegan on another blog for killing rock journalism by posting, in his opinion, too many pics for any given event. He also criticizes the site's photographers for not being restrained in their self edits. Then he sends in the same mediocre distorted photo 7 times in a row. What a hypocritical blowhard. BV you should can this guy.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2011 9:12 PM

Man these guys are sweet! I heard they are going to play with AutoSpkr that will be a fantastic show!!

Posted by The Earl | January 14, 2011 10:06 PM

Less drummer photos. More saucy chick photos.

The babe in this band is practically the only reason this band matters. But theres only a few images of her, way in the background. Flaccid.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2011 8:09 AM

A friend of mine was there! He said I was fantastic!!!!

Posted by Advogados BH | January 15, 2011 9:25 AM

someone here might like this

http://www.mediafire.com/?nds4ta0h3ac5d01

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2011 11:36 AM

Very NICE! Congratulations

Posted by Programador PHP | January 15, 2011 11:56 AM

what a wonderful show. their new album is gonna be freaking great!

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2011 12:12 PM

Meh. I listened to a few of their song after seeing this post. They're not very original or compelling. Pass.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2011 10:54 AM

Show was fantastic. I was all the way in the back and yes you could clearly see this cameraman was a giant Douchebag.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2011 12:45 PM

way too many pictures of the dude and not enough of amy

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2011 1:48 PM

@9:12PM- exactly. I love that BV has so many photos and usually of high quality. It sets them apart from the other sites like bitchfork.

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2011 3:17 PM

9:12pm - link to bashing please?

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2011 3:37 PM

Show was fantastic. I was all the way in the back and yes you could clearly see this cameraman was a giant Douchebag.²

Posted by Programador | April 25, 2011 4:35 PM

I'm from Brazil, always follow you! Congratulations!

Posted by Programador PHP | March 7, 2012 12:04 AM

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