Tag Archives: Rhett Miller

250 word album review: Rhett Miller – The Messenger

Rhett Miller wanders from his band the Old 97’s occasionally to record some solo records, “The Messenger” is his fifth to be exact. Many frontmen have solo careers that are essentially stripped down and quieter versions of their band, for … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Old 97’s – Graveyard Whistling

The Old 97’s are a model of consistency. How does a band achieve this? How about rattling through 11 studio albums over 23 years with the same lineup. For a band that has been around so long they are still … Continue reading

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Top 5 Albums: The Old 97’s

The Old 97’s have solidified themselves as Americana staples at this point. Few bands have been so consistent throughout their careers. They have been so consistent in fact that they haven’t had one lineup change in their 10 albums over … Continue reading

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The Vinyl Court: The Old 97’s – Most Messed Up

Artist: Old 97’s Album: Most Messed Up Purchased at: Homer’s (Omaha, NE) for $20 Indie bands are doing some really cool things with record releases these days. The Old 97’s for example just released their 10th studio album in April … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Old 97’s – Most Messed Up

The Old 97’s don’t pull any tricks musically for their latest album Most Messed Up but there are quite a few shocking moments. You’ll be taken off guard by singer and main lyricist Rhett Miller’s foul language. If this were … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Old 97s and Drive-By Truckers at The Crossroads in Kansas City, MO 5/25/13

The Old 97’s and Drive-By Truckers are two of the most sure things you will get when you buy a concert ticket. Each band is completely professional on stage and deliver a solid show with the chances of disappointment being … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Old 97’s / Those Darlins / Rhett Miller in Omaha, NE 9/11/12

The Old 97’s may be the best live band in the world. Their consistency and enthusiasm is unparalleled among modern bands. Rhett Miller is one of the most charismatic and lively frontmen you will ever see. For their Too Far To Care 15 year … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: The Old 97’s – The Grand Theatre Volume 2

This is an interesting album by the Old 97’s. It is the second installment from the Grand Theatre volumes they released and it plays like it. It seems almost as if it is an extension of the slightly better Volume … Continue reading

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Lyric of the Day: Old 97’s – Lonely Holiday

“I’ve thought so much about suicide, parts of me have already died.” From “Lonely Holiday” by the Old 97’s, from the 1999 album Fight Songs; written by Rhett Miller

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Old 97′s with Cowboy Mouth review at the Crossroads in Kansas City, MO 7/21/11

The evening would start with a balmy mid-90s temperature and the sun beating down making a horrible recipe for an outdoor concert. As the music started the sun began to lower and it suddenly was tolerable, not great, but tolerable. … Continue reading

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