Posted in music | pictures on March 12, 2011

photos by Chris Gersbeck

Rural Alberta Advantage

The Quad: I have to say, I've been to a bunch of shows here, and this is definitely one of the most engaged crowds I've seen.

Nils: That's definitely good to hear.

Paul: The people who come to our shows are super nice.

The Quad: It seems like your fans are really nice, for lack of a better word.

Nils: It's funny 'cause some people are like, 'oh, nice Canadians, do you get beat up by Americans when you go there?' It's like, oh, not most of the time, we have nice friends that come out, nice audience members. I guess we don't court danger too well as a band. (Laughs).

The Rural Alberta Advantage are now touring their way through America, to SXSW (where they'll play a BrooklynVegan day party at Swan Dive at 2pm on Thursday). On Thursday night they and their tour-mates Pepper Rabbit, with help from locals the Loom, played a sold out Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan. Tonight (Saturday, 3/12) they play another sold out NYC show with the same lineup at Knitting Factory.

A set of pictures from Bowery continue below....

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The Loom

Loom

Loom

Loom

Loom

Loom

Loom

Loom

Loom

Loom

Pepper Rabbit

Pepper Rabbit

Pepper Rabbit

Pepper Rabbit

Pepper Rabbit

Pepper Rabbit

Pepper Rabbit

Rural Alberta Advantage

Rural Alberta Advantage

Rural Alberta Advantage

Rural Alberta Advantage

Rural Alberta Advantage

Rural Alberta Advantage

Rural Alberta Advantage

Rural Alberta Advantage

Rural Alberta Advantage

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Comments (9)

I had the pear dream again.

Posted by Anonymous | March 12, 2011 4:43 PM

I like Amy Cole's hair. I think I'll copy it.

Posted by Rb. | March 12, 2011 4:58 PM

Loom can NOT keep a stable line-up. What happened to the cute gurl? The banjo player? The slide guitar?

Posted by Anonymous | March 12, 2011 6:05 PM

I was at this show and I object to the engaged crowd comment. The first half of the show was stiff on both ends....the crowd and RAA (except for those dudes in front that were tripping or something and kept hugging each other).

By midway, people opened up, the music got people going a little more and it ended in a frenzy. Great show, but I was worried at the beginning.

Posted by Johnny | March 12, 2011 8:07 PM

oh no, you were worried people wouldn't dance. shut up

Posted by Anonymous | March 12, 2011 8:25 PM

Pretty good show i have to say.

Posted by Steve | March 12, 2011 10:06 PM

Everyone should thank Anon 8:25 for his very insightful and well-thought out response.

By the way, your mom is calling you, she wants you to stop staring at the internet in the basement and go pick up your little sister from gymnastics.

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2011 11:05 AM

8:07 go to a square dance if you want to dance. if i want to stand motionless as a statue at a depressing indie rock show, i will.

it's funny how much you let the people around you impact your concert experience.

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2011 3:09 PM

This band needs another member to flesh out their sound. A lot of the songs flatline.

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2011 4:23 PM

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