LIVE REVIEW: The Rural Alberta Advantage w/ Yukon Blonde at Barracuda

Words/Photos by: Joshua Guerra

Edited by: Clinton Camper

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November 13, 2017: The Rural Alberta Advantage took Austin by storm when they played an amazing show at Barracuda with special guests Yukon Blonde.

 Yukon Blonde

Yukon Blonde

 Yukon Blonde

Yukon Blonde

Both bands being from Canada, Yukon Blonde surely got the crowd going as the openers. Their on-stage performance was similar to local bands we normally see around town. The vibe during their set was a little bit indie rock, but not too soft, with a dash of hard rock mixed in. Not many people knew who Yukon Blonde was this night, but after their performance, they for sure gained some new Austin fans.

 Nils Edenloff of The Rural Alberta Advantage

Nils Edenloff of The Rural Alberta Advantage

 Amy Cole of The Rural Alberta Advantage

Amy Cole of The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage opened their set with “Our Love,” from their album
Mended With Gold. As they took the stage the venue seemed to get even more packed. Lead vocalist Nils Edenloff urged the crowd to come closer to the stage to make it even more intimate. Their sound is very distinct because of Edenloff’s recognizable voice. Think Billy Corgan from Smashing Pumpkin, Axl Rose of Guns N Roses, and a bit of Bon Scott from AC/DC. The Rural Alberta Advantage just released their fourth studio album The Wild, that they’re promoting
on this tour. They will continue touring North America this fall and will begin touring Europe and the UK in February.