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Drive-By Truckers

11 years ago by Chris Gray
As time goes by, it looks less and less likely that the Drive-By Truckers will ever make a truly bad album. The Georgia six-piece's previous studio effort, 2008's Brighter Than Creation's Dark, was longer and more uneven than usual (but plenty dark), but buried within its 75 minutes were recession-foreshadowing...
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Drive-By Truckers

11 years ago by Chris Gray
Without a proper "new" album, the Drive-By Truckers' output this year puts most other bands to shame. First came co-front man Patterson Hood's second solo LP, the hair-raising Murdering Oscar, then the thunderous Live from Austin City Limits CD/DVD package, and finally last month's The Fine Print: A Collection of...
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Drive-By Truckers

18 years ago by Bob Ruggiero
On their last effort, the double-disc Southern Rock Opera, the DBTs dropped an expansive magnum opus that addressed Big Themes like youthful ambitions, racism, the tragedy of Lynyrd Skynyrd, George Wallace and -- above all -- geography and identity, or what they called "the duality of the Southern thang." While...
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Drive-By Truckers, A to Z

13 years ago by Chris Gray
Houston's Austin City Limits festival spillover season gets underway Wednesday with an overdue visit from Alabama-born, Georgia-dwelling brigands Drive-By Truckers. Wrongly pigeonholed as the thinking man's Lynyrd Skynyrd (who are pretty thoughtful themselves), the Truckers are closer to an amalgamation of Social Distortion, Blackfoot and The Who. The band stopped...
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Drive-By Truckers, with the Black Crowes

15 years ago by Chris Parker
Picking a favorite from Drive-By Truckers' last three albums is a fool's errand. Even so, A Blessing and a Curse may prove their most enduring release. Not as yoked to the Southern-fried country-rock sound they built, the Truckers' stylistic stretching on Curse is accompanied by several gut-wrenching paeans: Mike Cooley...
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Aftermath: Drive-By Truckers at Meridian

13 years ago by Chris Gray
Brighter than creation's dark: Shonna Tucker (left) and Mike Cooley Photos by Chris Gray For some reason, last night’s epic Drive-By Truckers show - two solid hours of soul-searing rock and roll, lump-in-the-throat-raising country and spine-cracking R&B – reminded me of when Prince’s Purple Rain character The Kid tells wide-eyed...
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Drive-By Truckers Ready New Album on Signs of the Times

1 year ago by Bob Ruggiero
While they haven’t been pegged as a “political band,” the Drive-By Truckers have certainly had a decent amount of songs that cover political and social topics – albeit usually told through the experiences of characters in story songs. That edge got sharper with their last record, as 2016’s American Band...
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Last Night: The Drive-By Truckers at the Heights Theater

1 year ago by Bob Ruggiero
An Evening with the Drive-By Truckers November 14, 2019 Heights Theater As Matthew Keever pointed out in his review of the recent Black Keys show, a good chunk of the near capacity audience at the cavernous Toyota Center likely was familiar with just the band’s radio (er…streaming) hits. The complete...
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Drive-By Truckers Will Never Surrender Under Protest

4 years ago by Bob Ruggiero
The veteran Southern rockers recently released their most potent and political album to date.

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