The advantage of digging: We love FREE.
Tonight, we will be heading to Music Hall of Willamsburg to catch the Rural Alberta Advantage and The Dig as they play for FREE! We are such suckers for anything that's free, be it ice cream (the orange creamsicle, we can all agree, was subpar) flashy red and extremely fast Kangaroo shoes, and or the occasional concert. RAA's recent release, Hometowns, spurred and indie-brush fire, spreading through the blogosphere after its release in early July. These Canadian, now Saddle Creek labelites, have earned their fair share of praise from eMusic, the AP and of course P4K --needless to say, get there early, unless you want to wait in a Brooklyn Bowl-size line while drinking 32 oz. to-go beers. Actually, we may show up late.
The Dig -- on the back of their FREE three song demo, which is available for download above, these buzz-worthy New Yorkers use their live performances as a vehical to morph-minds; their lo-fi, hardstrumming tendencies make believers out of skeptics. We were certainly impressed after their Mercury Lounge show. Needless to say, see you tonight. FREE drinks on Stark...No fucking way.
See RAA and Dig tour dates after the jump.
08/04 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg (FREE)
08/05 Boston, MA The Middle East Cafe (Upstairs)
08/06 Ottawa, ONT Mavericks
08/08 Wolfe Island, ONT Wolfe Island Musicfest
08/20 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection (Front Lounge)
08/21 Milwaukee, WI WMSE Radio Summer Camp / Cactus Club
08/22 Madison, WI University of Wisconsin
08/24 Chicago, IL Downtown Sound / Pritzker Pavillion / Millenium Park
08/25 Bloomington, IN Bear's Place
08/26 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern
08/27 Mount Pleasant, MI Rubble's Bar
08/29 Oro-Medonte, ON Virgin Festival Ontario / Burl's Creek #
09/06 Ithaca, NY The Positive Jam / Stewart Park $
$ = w/ the Hold Steady, Deer Tick, The Felice Brothers, etc
# = w/ The Pixies, Franz Ferdinand, Grizzly Bear, Mates of State, etc
Sep 18 2009 9:00P
Middle East- w/ The Walkmen and Here We Go Magic Cambridge, Massachusetts
Sep 19 2009 9:00P
Middle East- w/ The Walkmen and Here We Go Magic Cambridge
Sep 20 2009 9:00P
Pearl St w/ The Walkmen and Here We Go Magic Northampton, Massachusetts