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 →
It’s record release day for Jersey’s Ruby The Hatchet. The psych-rock outfit will be celebrating their latest LP Planetary Space Child with a headlining spot at Johnny Brenda’s, supported by Heavy Temple and Meddlesome Meddlesome Meddlesome Bells. The release is just what you’d expect from a name like that: expansive, psychedelic, and untamed. Stream Planetary Space Child below and snag your tickets for the 21+ show here. Continue reading →
With a new album on the way this winter with his band Old 97s, XPN fave Rhett Miller stopped by the XPN New Music Show this week to chat with host Mike Vasilikos about the new album — particularly it’s gripping lead single, written in collaboration with Brandi Carlile.
“Good With God” has ominous, heavy existential vibes, and Vasilikos told Miller that it got him thinking about his own mortality. Miller then shared a story about how a tour stop in Salt Lake City while the 97s were on a run in support of Most Messed Up inspired it. The lead character has a conversation with a higher power who, he says, turns out to be a woman.
Singer-songwriter and frontman for Old ’97s, Rhett Miller is rolling through World Cafe Live tonight. The alt-rock/country musician is no stranger to the scene and is sure to put on a masterful show. Grab your tickets and some more information at the WXPN Concert Calendar. You can watch the video for “Most in the Summertime” off his latest record The Traveller, below. Continue reading →
Rhett Miller is back with a new single, “Kiss Me On The Fire Escape,” from his recent album, The Traveler. He recorded the album with members of Black Prairie, and additional contributions from R.E.M’s Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey. Continue reading →
Old 97s charismatic frontman Rhett Miller just released a music video for his song “Most in the Summertime” off new solo album The Traveller. It features Miller as the focal point while the scene around him changes from park to bar to bed and back again (look out for a cameo by Nicole Atkins, too!). The song is catchy and has that same Old 97’s energy we know and love. Continue reading →
Old 97’s frontman Rhett Miller has over two decades of touring experience, so his latest solo album is aptly named.
The Traveler is scheduled for release on May 12 via ATO Records, with a handful of talent featured, like folk rockers Black Prairie, as well as R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey, who are all featured on the album’s first single, “Most in the Summertime,” below. A steamy, upbeat singalong, Miller croons, “My fingers found the notches on your spine/I think I love you most in the summer.” Continue reading →
XPN welcomes Rhett Miller to the Sellersville Theater tonight. The Old 97’s frontman sold out his show the last time he was in Philly, putting on a true-to-form solid set of fan favorites and rarities. His latest record, The Dreamer, was released in 2012 and preceded an XPN Fest appearance. Check out a video of “Singular Girl” from that set below and pick up tickets for tonight’s concert here.
A sold-out crowd witnessed Rhett Miller in fine form this past Saturday at World Café. With Old 97’s and solo material at his disposal, he rattled through the lives of his many colorful characters with their grit and grime in full glory. Raucous and pure fun, it was certainly a great way to welcome November.
Singer/songwriter Rhett Miller stops by World Cafe Live tonight. His fifth album, The Dreamer, was released last year in June. Miller is also the lead singer for the Dallas alternative country band, Old 97’s, and plays in Serial Lady Killers, which you can watch a video of the band performing “Singular Girl” at last year’s XPo Fest here. Tickets and information for the all ages show with Cliff Hillis can be found here. Below, watch Miller perform “Lost Without You” from his album The Dreamer for an American Songwriter session.
Jamaican Queens return to Philadelphia tonight for a show at Little Berlin. The Detroit based trio has acquired a swell of grassroots support for their debut LP Wormfood, which was released in early March is available as a name-your-own-price download on their Bandcamp. With lyrics that recount experiences with relationships, parties and urban violence, the band’s intrigue runs much deeper than the initial hook of the album’s beat-driven, synth-laden sound. Jamaican Queens will be joined by locals Banned Books and Avery Rosewater. More information can be found on the Facebook event page here. Below, watch the video for “Water.”