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Wednesday, January 2 2013

A Ghost to Most: An Evening with Mike Cooley of Drive-By Truckers

Through his humor, his unflinching narrative eye, and his mastery of the common syllable, Mike Cooley is a unique poetic voice unlike any other in contemporary rock ‘n’ roll.


Thursday, December 23 2010

The 70 Best Albums of 2010

The year's best albums are highlighted by the emergence of a future superstar, two veteran and virtuoso rappers, and a Dream Team of indie bands releasing career peaks.


Thursday, December 18 2008

The Best Albums of 2008

PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2008, highlighted by the return of British trip-hop legends and some infectious American indie rock by way of the Cascade Mountains.


Monday, January 28 2008

Drive-By Truckers: The Burrs in Rock 'n' Roll’s Saddle

The Truckers earned universal acclaim for their well-crafted rock albums and raucous live shows, but 2008 marks a new era. PopMatters talks with Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood.


Sunday, April 23 2006

Sounds Better in a Song: An Interview with Drive-By Truckers

Drive-By Truckers guitarist Mike Cooley talks with us about the blood and guts inside the Southern rock band's rollicking new album.


Columns

Monday, April 28 2014

Our Jason Isbell, Ourselves

Jason Isbell delivered one of the strongest records in 2013, and in doing so, he helped redefine the parameters of Americana.


Sunday, June 8 2008

Righteous Paths

The Drive-By Truckers' live shows once played like a songwriters-in-the-round session with electric guitars and increasingly empty bottles of Jack Daniels. Then Jason Isbell came along -- and it only got better.


Reviews

Sunday, March 2 2014

Drive-By Truckers: English Oceans

Drive-By Truckers have lost a songwriter and a guitarist since their last album, but English Oceans finds them adjusting with aplomb and turning out another strong record.


Wednesday, November 20 2013

Drive-By Truckers: 7 November 2013 - Bloomington, IN

Drive-By Truckers's performance at the Bluebird Nightclub in Bloomington, Indiana was a total triumph -- raucous, profound and very, very loud.


Tuesday, September 13 2011

Drive-By Truckers: 1 September 2011 - Austin, TX

The excitement brought about by getting the chance to see Drive-By Truckers in this kind of rare mode was something worth bragging about.


Thursday, August 4 2011

Drive-By Truckers: Ugly Buildings, Whores & Politicians: Greatest Hits 1998-2009

Despite their claim that Lynyrd Skynyrd is “America’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band”, the Drive-By Truckers are way more Neil than Ronnie.


Wednesday, February 16 2011

Drive-By Truckers: Go-Go Boots

It didn't used to be this way.


Blogs

Monday, December 20 2010

Drive-By Truckers Announce New Album and Tour Dates

Drive-By Truckers has announced their 11th and newest album, Go-Go Boots will be released February 15, 2011. In conjunction, the band’s documentary, The Secret to a


Thursday, January 28 2010

Drive-By Truckers - The Big To-Do (new album / MP3)

Drive-By Truckers The Big To-Do (ATO) Releasing: 16 March Alt-Southern rock juggernaut, the Drive-By Truckers, have flipped from their New West Records home over to Dave


News

Tuesday, March 18 2014

Drive-By Truckers come back together to cross ‘English Oceans’

Throughout Drive-By Truckers’ existence, they’ve had a very definite division of labor. Co-leaders Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood have split the songwriting, Hood generally


Monday, February 28 2011

Drive-By Truckers reborn after rocky run

A new documentary on the Drive-By Truckers, "The Secret to a Happy Ending" (ATO), shows just how close the great Southern rock band came to


Monday, April 5 2010

What's the big to-do? Drive-By Truckers steer to No. 1 (finally)

They've been critics' faves for more than a decade, treasured for the compelling story lines, infectious tunes and thematic arcs running through their albums. Now,


Thursday, February 26 2009

Drive-By Truckers are cruising again

Three tunes into "Brighter Than Creation's Dark," a typically literate and lyrically stark album of rural rock meditations by Drive-By Truckers, sits a song called


Monday, April 2 2007

Drive-By Truckers bring a little Southern comfort

Led by a triumvirate of guitarists/singers/songwriters in Patterson Hood, Mike Cooley and Jason Isbell, the Drive-By Truckers are distinctively Southern -- the band


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