And the first concert of the year goes to... Rural Alberta Advantage! I need to apologize to the drummer for momentarily blocking him from exiting the stage during the encore for the acoustic finale in the crowd (below); I thought the band was just doing quick step-in-and-out-of-the-crowd thing a la Win Butler. Anyway, I might have to check them out again when they return to New York in March? There are some more photos on Flickr, and some on House List.