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Old 97’s’ ‘American Primitive’ Confronts the Here and Now

Old 97’s’ ‘American Primitive’ Confronts the Here and Now

After spending a record ruminating about the past, Old 97’s are back and “better than brand-new”. American Primitive is timely and engaged with the larger world.

Old 97’s ‘American Primitive’ Sports Hits and Misses

Old 97’s ‘American Primitive’ Sports Hits and Misses

Old 97’s American Primitive features some of their most vital work since their first decade as a group, but it’s front-loaded with the hits.

Old 97’s’ ‘Twelfth’ Is Masterful

Old 97’s’ ‘Twelfth’ Is Masterful

The years have fallen quite well upon Old 97's as Twelfth stands out as masterful even among their stacked discography.

“I Don’t Want This Sullied by These Foul-mouthed Youngsters”: An Interview With Old 97’s

“I Don’t Want This Sullied by These Foul-mouthed Youngsters”: An Interview With Old 97’s

Rhett Miller of Old 97's discusses longevity, grappling with a pandemic, and embracing silver linings. "Making a band work requires putting the group before one's self. Any relationship involves sublimation of ego."

The Most Memorable Albums of 1999 (Part 2)

The Most Memorable Albums of 1999 (Part 2)

PopMatters is 20 and to celebrate we are looking back at the popular music that defined the year of our birth. Part two covers the most memorable albums from March through June, highlighted by monster hits from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Moby, and Travis.

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

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.

Old 97’s: Too Far to Care

“I Support My Family Singing Songs and Shaking My Ass”: An Interview with Rhett Miller

Rhett Miller: The Dreamer

The Old 97’s: 28 January 2012 – Charlottesville, VA

Rhett Miller: The Interpreter: Live at Largo

The Farewell Drifters: Yellow Tag Mondays