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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: Ruby The Hatchet at Johnny Brenda’s, Brainfest at the Ukie Club, Rhett Miller at Tellus 360

Ruby the Hatchet | photo by Mike Petzinger | via facebook.com/rubythehatchet

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 →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Rhett Miller at World Cafe Live and Musicians On Call Showcase at Hard Rock Cafe

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Rhett Miller | Photo by Jason Quigley | Via Facebook.com/rhettmillermusic

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 →

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The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Johnny Showcase, Hemming and more

Johnny Showcase
Johnny Showcase | Photo by Jeremy Quattlebaum

This week’s Key Studio Session comes courtesy of Johnny Showcase. The band has a great backstory (which you can read here) and plays great music (which you can hear below). For this session, they gave us a sneak peek of their new LP The Octopus!, out October 6th. Check out “Night of the Electric Love Phoenix” below and download the full set here.

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Watch Rhett Miller’s video for the upbeat “Most in the Summertime”

 

Rhett Miller | photo by Chris Sikich | countfeed.tumblr.com
Rhett Miller | photo by Chris Sikich | countfeed.tumblr.com

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 →

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Listen to Rhett Miller’s summery new song, see him at XPN’s Big Night Out

Rhett Miller | Via Facebook.com/rhettmillermusic
Rhett Miller | Via Facebook.com/rhettmillermusic

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 →

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Tonight’s Concert Pick: Rhett Miller at the Sellersville Theater

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Rhett Miller | photo by Chris Sikich | countfeed.tumblr.com

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.

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Rhett Miller serves up stories and rarities at World Cafe Live

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Rhett Miller | photo by Chris Sikich | countfeed.tumblr.com

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.

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