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Friday, May 16, 2008

Take Two at Waterloo


Last time I decided to see a band at Waterloo Records I ran into some problems. Namely that Man Man had played two days prior to when I planned to go. This time I tripled checked the schedule and feel confident I won't fuck things up. Who's on a the bill you ask? Texas alternative country band (I can't bring myself to use the term Cowpunk) the Old 97's.


The band just released their seventh studio album, Blame it on Gravity. I'm really only familiar with one other album by them, the 1999 release Fight Songs. The new release isn't as fun as Fight Songs but it's pretty a solid effort. I hear a lot of alt-country and Americana here in Austin. I'm not a huge fan of that type of music but it's growing on me and Old 97s are definitely one of my favorites in the genre.

8 comments:

Rob said...

old 97's suck my ass. saw them at ACL '03, then i lost my cellphone in an austin cab. guess which event i was more torn up about...

Jumbo Slice said...

Really? Good thing it's free.

If they do blow, I promise to throw out a "YOU SUCK!" call between songs.

Rob said...

nice...

Jimbromski said...

Jumbo, did you ever go see SSLYBY?

That fucking name, what a mistake. I bothers me every time I have to type out the acronym. It's like when I have to dial 1-800-COMCAST, I have to go slow and look at the numbers.

Jumbo Slice said...

I went to the SSLYBY show but left before they went on. I really was there to check a local band, Loxsly (post on them forthcoming). I stuck around to see Port O'Brien (the band w/ the hot banjo player) but left halfway through the set. I've been overloaded with folk-rock americana music by beardy bands. They just weren't cutting it for me that night.

Super Zoe said...

I love the Old 97s! I have all of their albums and have seen them far too many times to count.

Seriously. For once.

KCG said...

I want to cry. I'm so jealous of you new life in Austin, but I'm glad to see that you and Zoe have finally found a musical common ground.

Jumbo Slice said...

Austin is calling you back home KCG. Why fight it?

We owe you a lot of credit for us being here. If not for you my daughter might not be a native born Texan!