Posted in music | tour dates on July 6, 2011

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DOWNLOAD: The Old 97s - Live at Cicero's, St. Louis, MO, 4-19-96 (zipped MP3s)

Old 97's @ BV-SXSW @ Barbarella
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Old 97s "are proud to release The Grand Theatre Vol. 2, their ninth studio album, [July 5th] via New West Records. TGTV2 features 13 brand new songs and is once again produced by Salim Nourallah (The Grand Theatre Volume One and Blame It On Gravity.) Rolling Stone said:

"On their 2010 album, The Grand Theatre Vol. 1, the Old 97's per- formed new material live at a Dallas theater, then took the songs that went over best and recorded them in an Austin studio. Consisting of songs left over from Vol. 1, this second installment places Rhett Miller's articulate, off-the-cuff songs right between the composure of the control room and the looseness of the barroom. Miller savors lines like "He said, 'Can I buy a drink?'/What he meant was, 'Can I buy you?' " over his bandmates' proudly ordinary punky-tonk. But Miller is no roots reactionary: "Manhattan (I'm Done)" is the rare country dig at New York where it actually sounds like the singer gave the big city a fighting chance."
Old 97's were on a tour this past Spring that hit Webster Hall in Manhattan on April 9. Some videos from that show are below.

The band will kick off a new tour this Thursday (7/7), again returning to NYC, but maybe they are done with Manhattan. The Old 97's will instead play The Bell House in Brooklyn on July 13 and 14 . Tickets are on sale for both dates (7/13, 7/14).

Most July dates, including the Brooklyn shows, will be opened by Robert Ellis who released a new album this week too.

One of the few sets The Old 97's played during SXSW 2011 was (a great one at) the BrooklynVegan/Partisan/KF Records day party that Deer Tick, Middle Brother, Jonny Corndawg, Jason Isbell and many others also played. A belated set of pictures from the Austin show is in this post.

More of those pics, with videos from Webster Hall, the setlist to the 1996 live set you can download above, and all tour dates below...

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Old 97's - Barrier Reef - Webster Hall NYC 04/09/11

Old 97's - Question - Webster Hall NYC 04/09/11

Rhett Miller-Manhattan, I'm Done-Webster Hall NYC 04/09/11

Old 97's-The Other Shoe-Webster Hall NYC 04/09/11

The Old 97s - Live at Cicero's, St. Louis, MO, 4-19-96
1 504
2 Victoria
3 You Belong To My Heart
4 My Sweet Blue-Eyed Darling
5 Big Brown Eyes
6 Stoned
7 Doreen
8 Drowning in the Days
9 Wish the Worst
10 Let the Train Blow the Whistle
11 The Other Shoe
12 Over the Cliff
13 Mama Tried
14 Miss Molly
15 Four Leaf Clover
16 Jack
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THE OLD 97s - 2011 TOUR DATES
7/07 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
7/08 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge (w/ Those Darlins) *
7/09 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge (w/ Those Darlins) *
7/11 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live *
7/12 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony *
7/13 - Brooklyn, NY - Bell House *
7/14 - Brooklyn, NY - Bell House *
7/15 - Wellfleet, MA - The Beachcomber *
7/16 - Greenfield, MA - Green River Festival *
7/18 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall *
7/19 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall *
7/20 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue *
7/21 - Kansas City, MO - Crossroads *
7/22 - Oklahoma City, OK - OPOLIS outdoor stage *
7/23 - Arlington, TX - Texas Rangers Game
8/12-14 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Festival
8/16 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues (w/ Josh Ritter)
8/17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern (w/ Josh Ritter)
9/29 - Tampa, FL - Rombello Cruise 2011 Departure
10/3 - Tampa, FL - Rombello Cruise 2011 Arrival
* w/ Robert Ellis

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Comments (42)

LOL Who the fuck are these old guys and why is one of them wearing a Minor Threat shirt? I hate this fake hardcore homage going on these days by total squares. Black Flag shirts are the new Ramones shirts.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 3:27 PM

How do you not know who the Old 97s are?

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 3:34 PM

old 97's fucking rock, they're going to destroy the bell house

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 3:38 PM

He suuuuuure got a nice mouf on 'im, don' he?
How 'bout you bend on over an' squeeeeeaaaal like a piggy!

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 3:39 PM

"LOL Who the fuck are these old guys and why is one of them wearing a Minor Threat shirt? I hate this fake hardcore homage going on these days by total squares. Black Flag shirts are the new Ramones shirts."

I agree. Everytime I see one of these goobers with dork glasses trying to "rock", I cringe. STOP IT!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 3:46 PM

these guys are old geezers. save your dough for a better band

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 3:59 PM

Fake Minor Threat t-shirt - ha.
And - c'mon, remove the freaking "X" off your hand.
You look like an asshole!

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 4:00 PM

RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE

Posted by Everyone | July 6, 2011 4:04 PM

Yep, sure are old

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 4:10 PM

Lotta old geezers on the BV lately...

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 4:17 PM

hipsters love old guy rock and cheap beer
and no deoderant

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 4:23 PM

The 97's are a fucking killer live band. Way more energy than most of the shit you hipster jackoffs listen to. Rhett writes better songs in his sleep than most bands could ever dream to.
"They're so old" F you. douche.

Save your dough for a better band? Do tell! What better bands do you suggest we save our money for?

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 4:33 PM

Maybe, just maybe, we don't like this band AND don't listen to hipster jackoff shit as well. Just a thought.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 4:45 PM

hipsters like old men who try to rock like they are 25 again!

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 4:54 PM

4:00-LOL

That first pic of that dude is funny

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 4:56 PM

amen

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 4:57 PM

ha, people on this board are so fucking stupid. Go look up who this band is and where they came from, then you might get why that first picture is funny.

Back to hummus jokes, retards.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 5:05 PM

you're the retard, 5:05

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 5:11 PM

Why the Minor Threat and Xed hand piss me off:

1.This dude never listened to Minor Threat.
2.Minor Threat were straight edge by choice. This dude's doctor/wife told him to stop drinking because he was in a failing rock band at 50 years old and couldn't hold a day job.
3. Look at the audience in the pictures. Sure they rock, if you're a fucking geezer.
4. Watched these videos. I'm sorry. Which one is supposed to rock? They all sound like ripped off Byrds/Grateful Dead songs.

Posted by Anon | July 6, 2011 5:41 PM

5:41-spot on

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 6:12 PM

Give me a break with this guy.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 6:24 PM

I bet someone from the UK is reading this scratching his head at the word "geezer" being used in this context.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 6:34 PM

I bet no one reading these words give a dog's shitty anus what those pussies in Old Blighty think feel or do. Fuck 'em, and the Queen!

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 6:37 PM

Old being the key word in this band's name

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 7:59 AM

Stephen King likes Minor threat?

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 8:41 AM

The List

Brand new fake Minor Threat T-shirt purchased from Hot Topic : √
Ironic "X" on hand with Miller Lite behind amp: √
Sophisticated oversized John Lennon glasses: √
Freshly shaved with Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power Razor dowsed with a splash of Old Spice: √
Touch Of Gray® for men hair rinse: √
2003 royal blue SAAB 9000 waxed, locked with lo-jack: √
Two Chihuahua's named Sid & Nancy fed with Purina Dog Chow: √
Stephen King with down syndrome: √ (That was a good one 8:41)

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 9:46 AM

You guys are totally right about the Minor Threat shirt. Everyone knows it's not punk to, uhm, age? Yeah, that's it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 12:14 PM

"I'm going to stay young until the day I die"

-Kevin Seconds

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 12:28 PM

Interview with "Old Guy":

Q: I know you had a hard-core music past. Do you ever reach for those old, angry albums?

A: Yeah, y’know when I realized there were no weapons in Iraq, that’s when the punk rock came back in and never left. There are things about hard core that I will always relate to in my life and how I sit in the world. That song Out of Step by Minor Threat, I don’t always want to feel that way, but if I’m 46, and I still feel that sense of being out of step with the world, well, that’s how it is. I feel out of step with the world.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 3:08 PM

Diamond Dave in 2nd picture from the top.
Please review.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 4:12 PM

I've reviewed.

3RD picture from the top.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 4:34 PM

True - 3rd pic from the top.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 4:47 PM

Ha, no worries.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 5:10 PM

Why all the hate?!?!?!?!?!!! So they are a little older now, happens to everyone.... just wait. Don't listen if you don't like, but geeze quit being so mean. Sorry everyone can't be as cool as you think they should be.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 5:05 PM

Anyone who's old enough to have actually seen Minor Threat wouldn't be making dumb-ass cracks about these guys being old, so shove your bullshit punker-than-thou attitude down your ironically moustachioed pie hole and try not to puke it up on your super cool Petey Punkster uniform. You think you're culture rebels, but really, you're just buying into the whole bullshit American retardation that says 30 is the new dead. You're probably the reason everything sucks. Go Botox the spot where your nuts should be.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 5:09 PM

You guys could probably not worry about what they looked like and pay attention to the actual lyrics and music which is some of the best out there. There's no need to be a douche.

Posted by Lacey | July 12, 2011 5:10 PM

Who the fuck are the Old 97's? They've been rocking my house for 15 years now! Call me "square" but who the fuck is Minor Threat? Never heard of them myself.. but who made you the God of who can be a fan of what band and therefore what t-shirt they can wear?

Posted by Patrick | July 12, 2011 5:32 PM

You are CLEARLY not as punk rock as you think you are. If you had actually been alive in Minor Threat's heyday, you might know that they are actually pushing 50 these days! So... Cut out the stupid, poser-esque "I'm more punk rock that you" attitude. Seriously, you're only making yourself look really immature and stupid.

Posted by rebecca | July 12, 2011 5:35 PM

How old are you kids? You think 40 year old's are too old? Rhett's a million times sexier than whatever 20 year old singer you're into right now.

Posted by webgirl97 | July 12, 2011 5:45 PM

Kinda funny cause the dude wearing the Minor Threat shirt is friends with them AND has listened to them well more than you have...Douche bags. And yes I know the guy wearing the Minor Threat shirt...

Posted by Dude | July 13, 2011 1:33 AM

I never reply to these dumb-ass comments, but I have to this time...

If you knew anything at all you ignorant hipster know it all, you'd know that The Old 97's arn't some old guys in a garage band. They are the best thing that ever came out of Texas, their music is amazing and to see them live is kick ass!

Also you poor ignorant so and so, if you took ten seconds and googled Murry Hammond you would find that he has as much right to wear a Minor Threat shirt as anyone. You tal about them being old geezers, well my friend, Rhett Miller is 35, not exactly old, and he can out rock the best of them.

So before you throw your dumb ass remarks around, get your facts straight!

Posted by K. Brown | July 13, 2011 9:41 AM

What a bunch of little faggots some of the posters here are. Did it even occur to you Murray Hammond (the guy sporting the MT shirt and straight edge X on his hand is doing it as a joke just to see what kind of reactions he'd get? And guess what? It's working. You guys are the biggest dip shits on the planet. Fake hardcore homage? Give me a break. He's doing to get a reaction. I love Minor Threat BTW, but you guys are nothing but a bunch of cum guzzling pussies who like shoving things up your arse while your kids watch. As to the age of the Old 97's and their audience, guess what? You'll be there yourself one day unless you're specifically planning on dying before you reach 40 you numb nuts.

Posted by Poopsey McFartshake | November 8, 2011 7:49 PM

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