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There's No Reason This Band Couldn't Last Forever: An Interview with Old 97s

The Old 97s' Murry Hammond talks about longevity, adversity, honesty and the ass-thumping new album, Most Messed Up, that is setting them off on the road once again.

Jennifer Kelly
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Rhett Miller: The Dreamer

The return-to-roots exercise that is The Dreamer isn't bad; it just seems unnecessary.

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The Old 97's: 28 January 2012 - Charlottesville, VA

The Old 97's use two decades of experience to make being professional feel like anything but that.

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Rhett Miller: The Interpreter: Live at Largo

Old 97's frontman offers forth a set of covers to celebrate the venerable L.A. club Largo.

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The Farewell Drifters: Yellow Tag Mondays

These guys don't do angst, and they don't wear overalls.

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John Meeks Shows Off His Noir Side on 'Old Blood'

Don't let the man's tender tenor fool you: he's got a dark side. And the juxtaposition of the sweetness and menace are part of what makes the music so compelling.

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My Decade in Music

They are simply the albums that shaped my musical landscape, for which I know every lyric of every song backward and forward, that I would take with me to that mythical desert island we music lovers always talk about

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Rhett Miller: Rhett Miller

Rhett Miller's self-titled fourth solo album is a continuously captivating collection where harmony and heartache meet with sharp wit.

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"I Might Have a Late Surge and Kick All Those Guys' Asses": An Interview with Rhett Miller

Rhett Miller has a newfound respect for Ryan Adams, some bones to pick with Malcolm Gladwell, and -- oh yeah -- a new solo album filled with heartbreak and communication breakdowns. Right on the cusp of turning 40, it seems that Rhett Miller has finally hit his stride ...

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20 Questions: Rhett Miller of the Old 97's

Rhett Miller, lead vocalist of the Old 97's, chats with PopMatters' 20 Questions about fantasy football, his affinity for the protagonist in Wallace's Infinite Jest, and this neat little trick he does with spoons.

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Old 97's: Blame It on Gravity

For the most part the quartet succeeds in doing what they do best -- blending American music genres with ease and enthusiasm.

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Old 97s: Hit By a Train: The Best of Old 97s

As an introduction to Old 97's, Hit by a Train simply can't be beat.

Tom Useted
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Old 97s: Alive and Wired

The sweaty beautiful mess of the Old 97s in concert is finally captured on disc.

Maura McAndrew
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Old 97's: Old 97's Live [DVD]

In their first (but hopefully not last) concert DVD, these alt-country stalwarts damn near blow the roof off Hollywood's Troubadour.

Stephen Haag
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