Fire Track: Old 97’s – “Magic”

Alt-country pioneers Old 97’s have just released “Magic,” the second single from their 13th studio album American Primitive that will be released on April 5 via ATO Records. “Magic,” a jittery piece of power-pop echoing the anguish of grasping for salvation, was the first song the band tracked with producer Tucker Martine at Flora Studios … Read more

Old 97’s – “Where The Road Goes” [Video]

Thirty years after the release of their powerhouse debut Hitchhike to Rhome, alt-country pioneers Old 97’s are celebrating with the announcement of their lucky 13th studio album American Primitive that will be released on April 5 via ATO Records. Opening with the lyric “You’ve got to dance like the world is falling down around you, because it is,” American Primitive radiates with rambunctious … Read more

Rhett Miller: The Misfit [Album Review]

Rhett MillerThe MisfitATO Records [2022] When Rhett Miller recorded his solo debut in 1989 with his friend and producer Murry Hammond, the two had not yet imagined that they’d go on to form Old 97’s – Miller on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Hammond on bass – and record a dozen albums over the course … Read more

Old 97’s: Twelfth [Album Review]

Old 97’s TwelfthATO Records [2020] The Old 97’s have been plugging away since forming in 1993, playing alt-country with such consistency that it might be tempting to take their musical strengths for granted. Picking up where cow-punk 80’s bands like Jason & the Scorchers and Lone Justice left off, singer Rhett Miller, guitarist Ken Bethea, … Read more

Old 97’s: Graveyard Whistling [Album Review]

Old 97’s Graveyard Whistling ATO Records [2017] Fire Note Says: Old 97’s embrace their roots! Album Review: Drinkin’, whiskey, cars, trouble, women, God and Texas – Dallas, Texas that is. That has been the story of the Old 97’s since their first record, Hitchhike To Rome which was released back in 1994. A parallel story … Read more

Six November Dates from Old 97’s w/ Drive-By Truckers Added!

Old 97’s and Drive-By Truckers – sounds like a can’t miss tour. Check the few dates for this great pairing below. Tour Dates 11/01/13 – Royal Oak – Detroit, MI – w/ Drive-By Truckers 11/02/13 – Phoenix Ballroom – Toronto, ON – w/ Drive-By Truckers 11/03/13 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY – w/ Drive-By … Read more