Hard fact: Summer's over, gang. If the current glut of dance-pop isn't helping, dig around that dusty mp3 folder and revisit those two Rural Alberta Advantage albums probably tucked away in there. They still tug as hard on the heartstrings as they did a couple of years ago. The RAA managed that trick by scaling back on grandiose arrangements, streamlining their plaintive folk-rock until each element sounded raw and emotive — even the tiny electronic embellishments felt hand-carved. It's music for saying goodbye to the summer sun or your summer fling, and the RAA will be here to say it with you. With Dan Mangan. 18+.
Tue., Oct. 30, 8 p.m., 2012