Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Band of the Day

The Old 97's
(Dallas, TX)
Alt. Country/Roots Rock

Where the Name Comes From:
Johnny Cash song called "Wreck of the Old 97"

Other Websites:
Rhett Miller

Similar Artists/For Fans Of:
The Pixies, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Wilco, Ryan Adams, Whiskeytown, Son Volt, Uncle Tupelo, Drive-By Truckers, 500 Miles to Memphis

11 albums over a 14-year career

Why to Go See 'Em Live:
Plain and simple - they rock. They combine country, rock and punk, which doesn't lean towards any of those genre's specifically, so you don't have to worry about saying "I don't like country or punk, so I won't go see them". It's not really the type of country or punk music you would think it would sound like.

They're playing the Southgate House this Sunday. Opening the show is the country legend, Charlie Louvin. Tickets are $22/$25 at the door. Doors open at 7pm, the show is at 8pm.

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