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House of Blues
1204 Caroline
Houston, TX  77002
Alt-country statesmen but also among the most kinetic rockers Texas has ever seen, the Old 97’s are one of the very, very few bands of their longevity who have arguably never made a bad record, or indeed even a mediocre one. At least two of their early albums, Wreck Your Life and Too Far to Care, rank as late-century Lone Star classics. Several others, say, power-pop thrill ride Satellite Rides or their panoramic Grand Theater suite of 2010-11, almost meet that lofty standard. Call it a second wind if you must, but after a few years of tending to reissues, their families, Rhett Miller’s intermittent solo career and such, they hit a real groove on 2014’s Most Messed Up and carried that momentum straight into February’s Graveyard Whistling (ATO), which whirls cracks like “Jesus loves you more than I do” around a boiler-stoking train beat steadier than ever as the 97’s approach their 25th year on the tracks.
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