by Tiana Feng
Last night, Indie88 hosted a call-in-to-win show at Adelaide Hall with The Rural Alberta Advantage as the headliner.
Beginning the night was Vancouver’s Bed of Stars. From their bad-boy attire, I half expected them to sound emo-punk but it wasn’t that at all. Frontman Evan Konrad started solo with crooning guitar tunes and was later joined by a full band for their alt-pop set.
Originally, Still Life Still were supposed to perform but due to a last minute health reason they cancelled and were replaced by Jane’s Party. I’ve seen them a number of times this year, but these young dudes are seasoned veterans when it comes to the stage and very deserving of this last minute spot.
I forgot how much I loved The Rural Alberta Advantage until the second they started to play and I knew all the lyrics. So did everyone else around me. The band wasn’t playing to promote an album so they had more freedom with the set-list. They pulled old favourites including, “In the Summertime”, “The Ballad of RAA” , “Drain the Blood” and “The Dethbridge in Lethbridge” from Hometowns (my favourite of their releases).
Departing cuts included the beloved “Tornado 87”, “Muscle Relaxants” “Under the Knife” and an encore which consisted of the popular single “Stamp”. The band also previewed two new songs which aren’t too dissimilar from their old music, which is awesome because as proven last night, we all love old RAA.
Check out some footage from my Vlog