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Old 97’s announce holiday album; Rhett Miller announces solo album

Old 97s | courtesy of the artist
Old 97’s | courtesy of the artist

News from Rhett Miller and his band Old 97’s comes two-fold today. First off, the alt-country veterans have shared that they’ll be getting into the holiday spirit a bit early this year with the announcement of Love The Holidays, their first album of original holiday songs, to be released on November 16. Additionally, Miller will release his next solo album, The Messenger, on November 9, making for a busy fall for both the solo performer and the band. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Old 97’s at Union Transfer, Dylan Jane at Boot & Saddle

Old 97s | courtesy of the artist
Old 97s | courtesy of the artist

Alt-country faves Old 97’s head to Union Transfer tonight with Nicole Atkins. Rhett Miller & co are touring in support of Graveyard Whistling, their 10th studio LP released this past February. Watch the video for “Good With God” (featuring a vocal cameo by Brandi Carlile and a drumming cameo by Fred Armisen) below and pick up tickets for the all-ages show here.

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Just Announced: Old 97’s chart a course for Central PA this May for Capitol Theatre gig

Old 97s | courtesy of the artist
Old 97’s | courtesy of the artist

Next month, alt-country veterans Old 97’s will celebrate the release of their tenth album, Graveyard Whistling. They’ll be heading out on tour in support, and now, that tour includes a central PA date at York’s Capitol Theatre. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 27th, but you can find more information now via XPN’s Concert Calendar. For now, listen to their brand new single “All Who Wander,” along with “Good With God,” the album’s first single featuring Brandi Carlile. Continue reading →

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Old 97’s announce new full-length Graveyard Whistling, release new single “Good With God”

Old 97's | Photo Credit: Jason Garner
Old 97’s | Photo Credit: Jason Garner

Alt-country rockers Old 97’s announced their eleventh LP Graveyard Whistling, set to be released on February 24th on ATO Records. With this announcement, the band also shared their first single from the record, “Good With God”, featuring the vocal talents of singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile as the “voice of God”.

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XPNFest Recap: Old 97’s greet old fans with new songs on the River Stage

Rhett Miller of Old 97s and XPN's Michaela Majoun | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com
Rhett Miller of Old 97s and XPN’s Michaela Majoun | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com
It was pretty much a love fest when perennial rockers Old 97s took the River Stage at the XPoNential Music Festival on Sunday. Introducing the band with her arm draped around frontman Rhett Miller, Michaela Majoun told the crowd that she first saw the band at South By Southwest in 1994 – making the XPN love affair with the 97s two decades strong. Continue reading →

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A free World Cafe download for you from #XPNfest rockers Old 97’s

Photo by Eric Schuman
Photo by Eric Schuman

Alt-country rockers Old 97’s return to town this weekend, playing WXPN’s XPoNential Music Festival on Sunday, July 27th. Rhett Miller and the 97’s have a long standing history with XPN and the festival. The band first appeared at the festival in 1999, when the festival was called “Singer-Songwriter Weekend.” Always a crowd favorite, the 97’s recent release is Most Messed Up, and they made a stop at WXPN to record a session for World Cafe. Listen to their full session (interview and performance) here. Below, download a Cafe version of “Indefinitely.” Hope to see you this weekend at #XPNfest. Go here for tickets.

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Watch the rambunctious “Let’s Get Drunk and Get It On” video from #xpnfest artist Old 97’s

Photo by Allison Smith
Photo by Allison Smith

XPoNential Music Festival artists Old 97’s recently released a video for the song “Let’s Get Drunk and Get it On” from their latest album, Most Messed Up. The first video made by the 97’s since 2010, it uses four simultaneous cameras to follows the four bandmates going through their daily routine before their first 2014 show in Dallas. In an interview with Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy, singer Rhett Miller commented that the video portrays the lives of the 97s pretty accurately. The highlights include bassist Murry Hammond’s extensive napping and Miller’s wig removal at the end. It’s a clever video from a catchy new album, where the band reasserts its place as rowdy alt-country rockers. The group recently did a session with the World Cafe, and will perform on Sunday year’s XPoNential Festival. Get more details here. Watch the video below.

 

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Download a World Cafe version of “Indefinitely” by Old 97’s

Photo by Eric Schuman
Photo by Eric Schuman

Alt-country rockers Old 97’s return to WXPN’s XPoNential Music Festival on Sunday, July 27th. Rhett Miller and the 97’s have a long standing history with XPN and the festival. The band first appeared at the festival in 1999, when the festival was called “Singer-Songwriter Weekend.” Always a crowd favorite, the 97’s recently released Most Messed Up, and made a stop at WXPN to record a session for World Cafe. Listen to their full session (interview and performance) here. Below, download a Cafe version of “Indefinitely.”

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Download a free new music sampler with music from Old 97’s, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Old Crow Medicine Show and more


#XPNFest artists Old 97’s, Hurray for The Riff Raff, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, and Rodrigo y Gabriela are four of the artists whose new singles are available to download for free on a 15 song ATO Records Spring Sampler. Other artists on the collection include Built To Spill, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Kaiser Chiefs, Midlake, Benjamin Booker, Midlake and more. The Old 97’s are represented with “Longer Than You’ve Been Alive,” from their new album Most Messed Up. Below, download the sampler. Get tickets for the XPoNential Music Festival here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: XPN Welcomes Polica at Union Transfer, XPN Welcomes Drive-By Truckers and Old 97’s at The TLA, Philly Sings Philly at The Fire

Polica
Polica

XPN welcomes Polica to Union Transfer tonight.  The Minneapolis achieved critical success following the release of their 2012 debut Give You the Ghost, spurred by singles “Dark Star” (which landed at #388 on last month’s 885 Greatest Songs of the New Millennium countdown) and “Wandering Star.”  On their new record called Shulamith, Polica took their synth / bass / double drumset / vocal arrangements even deeper, creating an incredibly dark and heavy environment that verges on frightening at some points (while staying instantly catchy and intriguing).  Tickets and information for tonight’s all-ages show with Marijuana Deathsquads can be found here.  Watch the video for “Warrior Lord” below.

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