Free Concert with The Rural Alberta Advantage, The Dig & Hollerado

When:Tuesday August 4, 2009
Time:8:00 PM
Where:Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211-3009
(718) 486-5400

The Rural Alberta Advantage
The Rural Alberta Advantage play indie-rock folk songs about hometowns and heartbreak, born out of images from growing up in Central and Northern Alberta. They sing about summers in the Rockies and winters on the farm, ice breakups in the spring time and the oil boom’s charm, the mine workers on compressed, the equally depressed, the city’s slow growth and the country’s wild rose, but mostly the songs just try to embrace the advantage of growing up in Alberta.

The Dig
New York City’s The Dig have played music together in one incarnation or another since they were twelve years old, and in 2007 they released their acclaimed debut EP, Good Luck and Games. The release of their EP combined with steady touring during the spring/summer of 2008– including two four-week residencies at Pianos in the Lower East Side, a summer tour along the east-coast, and multiple appearances on Fox’s Fearless Music — has earned The Dig a loyal following. The Dig are currently playing shows to promote their 3-song followup to the Good Luck and Games EP, with recent performances including opening spots for Girl Talk and Tapes ‘n Tapes. The band will spend the rest of 2008 bringing their music to as many new people as possible before recording their first full-length during the winter of 2009.

Hollerado is a Canadian indie rock group currently based in Montreal. Originally from Manotick, Ontario, they have received attention as one of Montreal’s “top up-and-coming bands”.[1][2] The line-up includes lead singer and guitarist Menno Versteeg, lead guitarist Nixon Boyd, bassist Dean Baxter, and drummer Jake Boyd.In 2009, Hollerado self-released its debut album Record in a Bag as a free digital download.[10] Originally from the band’s Demo in a Bag 5 EP,[11] the album’s lead single “Americanarama” drew press for its music video starring The Kids in the Hall comedian Dave Foley in a parody of American Apparel founder and CEO Dov Charney.The album has been favourably compared to the music of Supergrass, Stephen Malkmus, and Weezer

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