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Upcoming shows: Angel Olsen... Aldous Harding... The Besnard Lakes... Julie Byrne... Tom Williams... Guadalupe Plata... Saint Sister... Nikki Lane... Mt Wolf... Sweet Baboo... Kiran Leonard... Sam Outlaw Band... Hannah Nicholson... Adam Torres... Laura Gibson... Parker Millsap... Jens Lekman... John Murry... H.Hawkline... Danny & The Champions Of The World... Avec Sans... Michael Nau... Dotan... Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton... The Dears... The Lovely Eggs... Julie Byrne... Daniel Romano... Will Varley... Leif Vollebekk... Lowly... Jesca Hoop...

When: 7.30pm on Monday 23 January 2017
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

We’re delighted to be working with The Rural Alberta Advantage once again!


The Rural Alberta Advantage‘s percussive folk songs about hometowns and heartbreak, and relentless tradition of touring have taken the trio from humble recognition amongst indie rock die-hards as ‘Canada’s best unsigned band’ to sold-out tours and devoted fans around the world with featured coverage from Spin Magazine, Pitchfork, The New York Times and Rolling Stone all taking note. The band has been nominated for two 2012 Juno Awards (Best New Group and Video of the Year for their song Stamp), long listed for the 2011 Polaris Award, and awarded the CBC Music Prize for Best Independent Artist in 2014.

The RAA has released three albums on Saddle Creek/Paper Bag Records: Hometowns (2009), Departing (2011) and Mended With Gold (2014). The trio of Nils Edenloff, Paul Banwatt and Robin Hatch are currently hard at work on the band’s next album and will be previewing new material the way they love best, by hitting the road for a unique set of road testing shows in some of their favourite venues across North America and Europe through 2016/2017.

‘The Rural Alberta Advantage are best seen live, where their acoustic crescendos and Nils Edenloff’s Jeff Mangum-esque vocal acrobatics impress most’ – Under The Radar

Local support comes from Playacting. Classical guitar, drums, bass and atypical rhythms. Playacting is the solo math-pop project of multi-instrumentalist Evan Wilson (ex-New Hips, ex-Deaf to Van Gogh’s Ear). Quiet bits, loud bits, frantic bits, calm bits. Intricate guitars and rhythms with clear, precise vocals. In the studio Wilson plays all the parts, live he’s joined by Alan Wells on drums and Rik Fisher on bass.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from the bar (no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.

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