Yearly Archives: 2007

31 Dec, 2007

I suppose im long overdue to make my


I suppose I'm long overdue to make my first post here at HBAT. After all, Frank showed me which mat the key is under weeks ago. Of course, it helps to have something to say — and what better subject than a live show review, AND some insider info on the upcoming Old 97's album?The boys played to a packed house at La Zona Rosa in Austin this past Saturday. The set list was heavy on the rock, and the banter was minimal. The crowd was a little tame for an Austin show, with the exception of a rowdy crew

I suppose im long overdue to make my2007-12-31T14:00:00-05:00
20 Dec, 2007

So you want good news or bad news first


So, you want the good news or bad news first? Yeah, me too, give me the bad first every time. So here goes: The new Old 97's album, rumored for release in February, is now looking to be on store shelves in April. Yeah, I know.But the good? Well, in recent posting on his MySpace and blogs, Rhett note's he's got "Here It Is Christmas Time" streaming, and "Meteor Shower" and "World Inside The World" available as free downloads on his MySpace page. In bigger news, Rhett has this to say about the Old 97's album:I have been in

So you want good news or bad news first2007-12-20T13:10:00-05:00
4 Dec, 2007

Hi everybody well new old97s


Hi Everybody! Well the new site went live early this morning. Make sure to check it out, and don't forget to adjust your bookmarks, as both and will be frequently updated with late-breaking Old 97's news and features! Also, those of us on the current Old 97's mailing list really ought to get on over to the new list and update our info, as official mailing list members will now have the opportunity to get in on ticket pre-sales and on other breaking news before it's released to the general public. And if you're not on the

Hi everybody well new old97s2007-12-04T15:41:00-05:00
29 Nov, 2007

Word on street


Word on the street... well OK... on The Drams mailing list, is that Old 97's NYE tickets may be close to selling out, so get yours today! - frank

Word on street2007-11-29T15:50:00-05:00
27 Nov, 2007

Howdy gang hope everyone survived


Howdy gang! Hope everyone survived Turkey Day in fine form, and enjoyed some good food, great company, and the old-fashioned ass-whuppin' the Cowboys laid on the Jets. Don't laugh. Here in Texas, watching a team from New York take a beating in any sport, especially while sitting in a BarcaLounger with a belly full of L-tryptophan and sweet-potato pie, is more fun than a box full of puppies. And that's a whole lot of fun.Elsewhere in town, the estimable Old 97's fan, raconteur, man about town, and noted Ft. Worth psychologist, Dr. David Welsh, attended last week's Rhett-Murry-Ranchero Brothers benefit

Howdy gang hope everyone survived2007-11-27T13:16:00-05:00
20 Nov, 2007

Just two quick items today old 97s have


Just two quick items today: The Old 97's have taken advantage of their current time in the studio to add one yet another song to their growing Christmas catalog. It's a Rhett Miller original called "Christmas Time" and we may actually see it released in time for the holidays! BTW, Rhett has played it live here and there, so you may have heard it already, and like others, assumed the title to be "All I Want is You for Christmas." (Thanks for the tip, Doc! - f.e.)Also, we've got a bunch of new Rhett Miller solo shows up on the

Just two quick items today old 97s have2007-11-20T19:16:00-05:00
6 Nov, 2007

What are you doing new years eve i mean


What are you doing New Years Eve? I mean besides that? Howz 'bout heading to Dallas' historic Longhorn Ballroom for the return of one of Texas' finest musical traditions, ringing in the New Year with Old 97's! Arguably even more of a cultural landmark than Dallas' famed Sons of Hermann Hall, the Longhorn Ballroom has one remarkable history. Built in 1950 by the father of Western Swing, Bob Wills, and originally called "Bob Wills Ranch House," it was intended to be the new home base for his Texas Playboys. But bad business decisions and a debt to the IRS soon

What are you doing new years eve i mean2007-11-06T16:07:00-05:00
26 Oct, 2007

So saturdays carter albrecht memorial


So Saturday's Carter Albrecht Memorial show was, by all accounts, a smashing success. But your chance to help isn't over yet. By clicking here you can donate to the Carter Albrecht Music Foundation. In exchange for each donation, feel free to download one of the many full-length, hi-bandwidth video's of Saturday's performances. That's a good deal for a great cause.Here's another: On November 17, Rhett is playing solo at the Granada, this time benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, as part of their Breath Easy Concert Series, to help find and fund the cure for Cystic Fibrosis. And now, there's an

So saturdays carter albrecht memorial2007-10-26T18:37:00-05:00
18 Oct, 2007

From mike daniel in todays dallas


From Mike Daniel in today's Dallas Morning News and its music blog:Saturday's Carter Albrecht Memorial Concert at the Granada Theater is turning out to be a doozy.First selling point: Dallas' dreamiest alt-country sons, the Old 97's (yep, the comma's still in the name these days, folks) is headlining it. The Old 97's sold out House of Blues' Music Hall, which holds 600 more patrons than the 1,000-capacity Granada, back in May. Shaaa!Second: Sorta -- the band that Mr. Albrecht was so intimately intertwined in when he was shot dead through a door on Labor Day -- will perform for

From mike daniel in todays dallas2007-10-18T14:49:00-05:00
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