Rural Alberta Advantage

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The bare orchestration of The Rural Alberta Advantage works because each instrument bursts with such excessive volume. The music truly depends on it. Front and center lays Nils Edenloff’s voice, w,Concert Reviews more

Jan 17, 2014 10:43 AM Concert Reviews

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Jan 15, 2014 2:01 AM This Week in Milwaukee

Luminous Theatre adds a little spectral fun to theatre late this summer with a free, outdoor staging of Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad. Atwood's retelling of the Odyssey from the perspective of Odysseus' wife Penelope is kind of fun. The story i.. more

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Give credit to Toronto's The Rural Alberta Advantage for its naming prowess: The group's songs are indeed about the advantages to living in rural Alberta. Neutral Milk Hotel, to whom the band often gets compared, never wrote songs about neu... more

Mar 16, 2011 12:00 AM Music Feature

On her sophomore record Wounded Rhymes, sullen Swedish romantic Lykke Li and returning producer Bjorn Yttling scrap the future-pop of her debut for a decidedly retro pastiche of girl-group harmonies, doo-wop melodies, surf guitars and psychedel.. more

Mar 1, 2011 5:30 PM On Music

Thelatest in a long line of great songwriters with awful voicesinspired/emboldened by Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum, The RuralAlberta Advantage’s Nils Edenloff sings concise, boldly arrangedtributes to home and heritage on the group&,Thi... more

Jan 14, 2010 12:00 AM This Week in Milwaukee

WMSE's Radio Summer Camp launched strongly last night with an all-local bill at the Turner Hall Ballroom, where Juniper Tar, aided by the ballroom's booming acoustics, delivered the most resounding, rocking set I've ever seen from them and '90s ro.. more

Aug 21, 2009 4:00 AM On Music

WMSE’s Radio Summer Camp w/ Sometime Sweet Susan @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 7 p.m. WMSElaunches its Radio Summer Camp festival, a multi-day, multi-venueconcert series, with tonight&rsqu,This Week in Milwaukee more

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